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Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

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Old 02-08-2010, 04:12 PM
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Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

http://www.kallegustafsson.com/

I recently came across the page of fashion photograper Kalle Gustafsson and became a real fan of his great coloring.
for exemple: http://kallegustafsson.com/wordpress...bulene-n31.jpg

Do you guys have any idea how he did that?
he seems to have thown out alot of mid-tones, the dark areas seem to go into reddish colors. but with simple curves i dont seem to be able to recreate that effect.
did he maybe make a bw picture and recolor it?

any ideas where to start? except dodge and burn =)


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Old 02-08-2010, 05:09 PM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

Channel mixer and some masking IMO.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:31 PM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

I would say it's more a selective color layer actually instead of channel mixer.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:54 PM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

Give us a suitable target image perhaps and we'll try to reproduce the effect. It's just color adjustment so it is fast to experiment with and more fun than just talking.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

It's more than likely done with a custom gradient map, that way you can choose the colors of the shadows and highlights.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:05 AM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

well, i've uploaded two smaller versions of the pictures we are working with. for anyone who is interessted to try their luck:
http://webuser.uni-weimar.de/~ixuq44...e1_001_web.tif
http://webuser.uni-weimar.de/~ixuq44...or_002_web.tif
size arround 30 mb each, at 16 bit - rendered from flexcolor.



a little background if anyone is interested: we are a couple of design students and we are making a "mockup" magazine. instead of going black and white like always, we want to get a little crazy with the look =)
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:37 AM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

I've had a go with the older chap. Dunno if that's "crazy" enough and probably not quite the "Kalle Gustafsson look" at all but anyway it's quite lame for design students to try to get their homework done by people on the web, no?

Color alterations just done with the channel mixer btw besides boosting the sat that had gone down due to the use of desaturated layers.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:44 AM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

it's not homework - more like a free side project, i am trying to exercise with.
i just posted the picture for trying stuff out, but in the end, ill use my own work ofcourse.
@secretagents did you use that blur/highpass technique on it? i like it how the face stands out from the background. but i think its a bit too sharpend for my taste.

here is what i came up with using the color gradient idea. might be a bit bright, but i like it somehow.
edit: after second view i think the shadows are too reddish =)
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:51 AM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

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@secretagents did you use that blur/highpass technique on it? i like it how the face stands out from the background. but i think its a bit too sharpend for my taste.
Yes you're right it's a bit too "sharpened". I have reduced that and I find it better now.

And no, I didn't use that blur/high pass technique, I used the Corel KPT Equalizer plugin, but perhaps I should say yes as it allows to sharpen/blur by frequency range just like the highpass technique does.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:03 AM
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Re: Kalle Gustafsson –*How did he do it?

If you have the right photoshography its not difficult to create this style.

Just change the "blacks" in the selective color correction.

Also play a little bit with contrast but i think you can do a lot with the sel.color

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