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Old 09-06-2009, 11:10 AM
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Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

Hi All,
this is the first time that I post here, but I know that the most talented retouchers are in this forum, and I admire them (you) a lot.

I need a little help with an image we shot last summer, we were outdoor, trying to do an editorial-like fashion job (though I know that this one in particular seem more adv style).

http://www.light-painting.net/temp/nick.jpg
(I'm sorry, I would like to add a preview but img code is OFF)

I already made basics corrections on the skin (d&b).

Now, the sunglasses.
They are reflective, but, as you can see, I tried to capture the light in a way that you can see through the lens on the right, and that's ok.

While, the other lens remains reflective, but in the reflection there is... me.

I already worked on glasses reflections before, but it was always on studio shots, most of the time using large lights, and I don't remember such reflective stuff.

How to create a realistic reflection for this case?
I tried but I think there's is something that slips my mind... I get a sort of matte reflection.

Thank you in advance for helping... I need to give as soon as possible a copy of the image to the make-up artist for her portfolio, 'cause she has a job opportunity next week, so I'm quite in a stew.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:16 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

HI Layil

The best way to handle reflections in my experience is to make a selection of the glasses to start with,then you can add a gradient to them to get a nice transition.

1st step - make selection with pen tool or wand and feather .2 so you get a nice edge on the selection ,copy to a new layer
2nd time to use your color picker and pick the top of the glasses first then pick your second color from the lower rim of the glasses.
3rd Now go to gradients and try to make a nice transition to the glass.This should give you a great looking reflection .

Cheers
Brett
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:20 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

here is my attempt, little 5 minute job.

1) using the paint brush, paint in the lens with the reflections with a dark color selected from within the shades, make sure you eliminate all the reflections

2) use quick selection tool, select the good lens, copy, paste as a new layer

3) use free-transform, reverse the lens so it is a mirror image of what it used to be, move it over to cover the lens you darkened in and position it to cover the other lens., reduce opacity to 64% (edit opacity to brighten/darken to your liking.

4) use a soft eraser brush to lightly go around the edges of this to clean it up EDIT: and use the patch tool to remove the shadows cast by the lens frames on the outside

5) use the burn brush to put a shadow in the left side of the lens (left from your perspective) to keep the shadow from the hair on his cheek.


Voila.

im sure there are methods to remove the glare itself, but in this case, this is probably a lot easier, and noone will notice.

EDIT: oh yeah, and he may be a model, but i can grow a much nicer beard. lol
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:55 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

Looks pretty nice Ripper. I tried the gradient method, but wasn't happy until they were jet black. :-))
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:54 AM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

Great Job Ripper
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:37 AM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

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HI Layil

The best way to handle reflections in my experience is to make a selection of the glasses to start with,then you can add a gradient to them to get a nice transition.
Thank you Brett!
I used to do it, but this time it doesn't work well enough...



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here is my attempt, little 5 minute job.
Thanks Jack!
I just tried to make an attempt to show you, to check if it could be an acceptable way to convey the mirror feeling, but on the browser it's too dark... I don't know, on ps it seemed to work.
http://www.light-painting.net/temp/nick_touch.jpg

I think I'll go your way, then.

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EDIT: oh yeah, and he may be a model, but i can grow a much nicer beard. lol
rotfl
please, be nice: he's very young, only 20, and despite of his look, he doesn't really put on airs... : )
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

it does seem awfully dark,. i keep my monitor calibrated. you might want to reduce the opacity on the lens to lighten it up a bit. play around, you will get it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:23 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

Jack The Ripper,

It's all good, but... doesn't he look a bit cross-eyed?
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:06 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

naaa, .... its more of a Lazy-eye

lolz
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:26 PM
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Re: Fashion sunglasses reflection help...

Another shot at it. Probably too bright on the left side (his right)
http://www.hbip.com/images/nick3.jpg
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