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Old 02-07-2010, 01:19 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

I don't think Photoshop can replace good photography.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:30 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

Tis funny you agree that you need to start with a good similar photo... then present us with an outdoor shot with heavy shadows to compare with an indoor studio shot with proper lighting... The lady is in a black dress and the majority of the background/surroundings are dark.. your image .. the boys are in bright clothes and the background is very bright and far from dark... the atmospheres are totally different.. but I gave it a shot anyway...

I used Hue/Saturation on the red
replaced background so it would be similar
lightened the boys face using the history tool set @ screen then healed

This was quick and dirty on this small sample .. working on the larger original should produce much better results

Practice Cubed!
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:58 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

Duplicate layer -> Desaturate -> Set Blend Mode to Overlay at 75% opacity -> Duplicate this second layer -> Add HSL adjustment layer (Saturation -30) and you'll get what I posted.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:45 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

I've pushed it a little further actually. On the previous image I added vignetting with the free plugin Vignette Corrector and then used the Apply Image command (Red Channel in Overlay mode 100%) subsequently faded at ~30%. Any good?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:12 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

Cool little trick I have just sussed out:

Channels palette -> Ctrl Click in the RGB slot -> Invert Selection -> Cut -> Duplicate layer -> Set to Screen mode -> Duplicate new layer.

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Old 02-07-2010, 12:27 PM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

Habeeb,
To get the color tones in the gallery you posted, here is a quick method I've used -
-Make a hue/sauration adjustment layer and change the blend mode to color
-click in the box next to colorize, near the bottom
-set the hue slider to 30 and leave the others alone
-lower opacity on the adjustment layer to taste. I've set it to 40% on the photo of the kids. This can usually give you the kind of skin tones I think you're looking for, but make sure you start with neutral color balance in the camera. The photographer in the gallery you first listed was careful to choose a setting with muted colors, that also helps to get the affect achieved there.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:44 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

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I don't think Photoshop can replace good photography.
thanks chillin we are reaching the same level of agreement.

nice retouching.



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Tis funny you agree that you need to start with a good similar photo... then present us with an outdoor shot with heavy shadows to compare with an indoor studio shot with proper lighting... The lady is in a black dress and the majority of the background/surroundings are dark.. your image .. the boys are in bright clothes and the background is very bright and far from dark... the atmospheres are totally different.. but I gave it a shot anyway...

I used Hue/Saturation on the red
replaced background so it would be similar
lightened the boys face using the history tool set @ screen then healed

This was quick and dirty on this small sample .. working on the larger original should produce much better results

Practice Cubed!
Very valuable contribution, my intention was on the color toon only un-respectively of the other conditions.

very good result

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Old 02-08-2010, 01:12 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

Dear secretagents,

i tried your easy way, i acheve almost the same very nice try.

only the second method that i didnt get it.


happy of your contribution,
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:23 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

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Habeeb,
To get the color tones in the gallery you posted, here is a quick method I've used -
-Make a hue/sauration adjustment layer and change the blend mode to color
-click in the box next to colorize, near the bottom
-set the hue slider to 30 and leave the others alone
-lower opacity on the adjustment layer to taste. I've set it to 40% on the photo of the kids. This can usually give you the kind of skin tones I think you're looking for, but make sure you start with neutral color balance in the camera. The photographer in the gallery you first listed was careful to choose a setting with muted colors, that also helps to get the affect achieved there.


nice post holgaman, i tried it ... easy and usefull , i like the result .

many thanks,
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:57 AM
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Re: How to achieve this color toon?

You're welcome. The method I suggested also works nice on a scene with a blue sky to get that muted, gray-blue look.

It's always interesting to see all the different solutions to one problem, there's approaches I would have never thought of. Have fun!
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