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Old 09-09-2009, 04:13 PM
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Steven Meisel - Color Correction

I am curious as to what type of color correction went in to the following photograph...

http://www.dizaini.lv/wp-content/upl...n-meisel-1.jpg

I'm assuming Photoshop was used to color correct this. The skin has a very even tone which suggests to me perhaps some gradient mapping was done? As well as the clothes look pretty even.

I don't know it just has a very 'film' type look to it. Anyone care comment / dissect?

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Old 09-09-2009, 04:14 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

Another shot that has this similar feel is this shot:

http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/...is_vuitton.jpg
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:18 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

(first image)


this is clearly a comp.


hard to comment on colour without seeing (?) the raw... it was probably shot with a greenish fluorescent cast.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:02 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

I'm still curious about the color correction, but what suggests that this is a composite?
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

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I'm still curious about the color correction, but what suggests that this is a composite?
look at the edge of the model in the upper left corner on her head... the outline is too sharp and the shadows are a bit bland compared to the rest. Besides the lighting is off in all of the models. Meaning they where not lighten together in one photo

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Old 09-09-2009, 07:19 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

Not to mention that it would be a lot easier to pose the models one at a time either in the scene or green screen it and put them in later, probably the former.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:46 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

i really liked the madonna's set.
cool pics. cool contrast control etc. really nicely done.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

it's hard to tell. for instance, the madonna pic looks different from one magazine to the next. i've seen a few versions with slight shift in colors.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:35 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

@toan yes I've seen the Madonna ad several times in many ads and due to printing variables and web formats its different many times over.

But if you were just to base, for example the first image, what type of color correcting has gone on to achieve the color correction that was done? Is Curves about the only tool that was used?
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:15 PM
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Re: Steven Meisel - Color Correction

vapour: doing so i'd do a disservice since i don't know where this photo came from and what the raw looked like. lets just say if i were to duplicate this particular subway train shot, i'd definitely use curves to add contrast and cyan; hue/sat to desaturate the image a bit. i wouldn't go that far to make the reclining girl that dark--no details on her coat and legs.
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