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Old 12-02-2009, 01:07 PM
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Re: Awesome Edit

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This one goes back a few years, actually...about the same time when I started noticing more of a "style" in my work. Or at least the beginnings of what would later become that, anyway...

The only "lighting" in this image is window light from the left of the frame.


I read the comments also (natural light)... my point which evidently was not communicated well was that the models head was positioned to emulate the Rembrandt lighting setup, I guess I should not have mentioned the setup at all... my error ...

It was a good shot in camera and possibly not much post work was done to emphasize the "Style."

The style, IMHO, is proper positioning in good natural light with good bounce fill.. the point was ... not everything is Photoshop.. but then again tis only my opinion and I could very well be totally off base in my speculation. All I know is that in the past, long before Photoshop, photos like the sample were created in camera.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:10 PM
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Re: Awesome Edit

All of Jaime's work is amazing. This shot looks like it's had a color shift as well, possibly something like this -
-Make a blank layer over the original
-Click on background color and set to something like 00122c
-Fill blank layer with this color
-Set blend mode to Exclusion and adjust opacity to suit taste

In this case, using the Exclusion blend mode with this color will make the shadows cyan, the highlights yellow, and reduce the overall contrast. Play with different colors to fill with, but it's usually best to use something reasonably dark to begin with or the shadows will lose too much. Just remember, the shadows will be your chosen color and the highlights will be the opposite color. Have fun.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:06 AM
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Re: Awesome Edit

Im far from a pro too but to me, to me that is. It looks like it's had a decent amount of subtle post work.

It's a window light shot he says.
There looks like there is some retouching on skin
Adjustments on colour
Layer overlay as mentioned above.

Im no pro tho and this is what I think and could be completely wrong.

Would be interested to know more from someone who knows more :-)
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:59 AM
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Re: Awesome Edit

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All of Jaime's work is amazing. This shot looks like it's had a color shift as well, possibly something like this -
-Make a blank layer over the original
-Click on background color and set to something like 00122c
-Fill blank layer with this color
-Set blend mode to Exclusion and adjust opacity to suit taste

In this case, using the Exclusion blend mode with this color will make the shadows cyan, the highlights yellow, and reduce the overall contrast. Play with different colors to fill with, but it's usually best to use something reasonably dark to begin with or the shadows will lose too much. Just remember, the shadows will be your chosen color and the highlights will be the opposite color. Have fun.
Thanks for this suggestion. It was spot on. Exclusion blend mode worked well. I then added a second fill layer f4f4d3, dialed it down to 15% and set it to pin mode. Worked like a charm.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:40 AM
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Re: Awesome Edit

Could You post your results please / attach original and final
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:19 PM
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Re: Awesome Edit

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Could You post your results please / attach original and final
Sure, original and final attached.
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File Type: jpg original.jpg (54.9 KB, 460 views)
File Type: jpg final.jpg (74.3 KB, 529 views)
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:46 PM
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Re: Awesome Edit

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Sure, original and final attached.

Great job!
What a difference!
Congrats.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:52 AM
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Re: Awesome Edit

Cheers.

Last question then. What was your workflow for the image.

Ta
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:48 PM
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Cheers.

Last question then. What was your workflow for the image.

Ta
1) general tone, CB, cropping in lightroom
2) general clean-up, light smoothing in CS3
3) add colour layer, 00122c blend=exclusion
4) add colour layer, f4f4d3 blend=pin mode, opacity=15%
5) add texture, blend=overlay
6) back into lightroom, general sharpening

I think that was it.

Cheers
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:31 PM
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Re: Awesome Edit

Just came back to the thread after a few days away...Great responses, especially the breakdown by Holgaman and Notmydog. It's that subtle color toning I'm after. I'm going to go try that now...Sweet results btw, notmydog!
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