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My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:53 PM
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Very nice! It has a 'mythical' quality about it. As if I'm looking at an image of a bust of an ancient Greek hero, like Achilles or Hector, or an Olympian god, or some such.
But I would presume it's rather limited in application. To males. I can't see it being very flattering to female heads. Or have you tried that already?
Thanks, yes you are right, if we apply this effect to a model with smooth skin it would not look very good, i think it works best with skin having lots of texture, wrinkles, artifacts.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:04 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Could you post the larger size? I've seen this same before/after from a Dragan video tutorial. I'm confused because the image you posted looks like a screencap from the tutorial. Did you accidentally post the wrong image, or was it your tutorial? If it was your tutorial, why not post the link in this topic?

**confused**

While I'm here, this retouch was inspired by Dragan. It took lots of frequency separation, dodge and burn (limiting the dodge and burn adjustment layers to various luminance levels so it wouldn't get muddy), and channel mixing.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:08 AM
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Could you post the larger size? I've seen this same before/after from a Dragan video tutorial. I'm confused because the image you posted looks like a screencap from the tutorial. Did you accidentally post the wrong image, or was it your tutorial? If it was your tutorial, why not post the link in this topic?

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Hi Mike, I found the pic while googling about andrzej dragan, I loved the effect he gave on this pic, so I downloaded the pic though it was smaller. However, I've the PSD file for my pic. Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:16 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Ah, found it. Your end result looks similar, but it's definitely not the same work. Sorry about my implications! Here's the tutorial to anyone who's interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZyLBw6xDjs
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:28 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Here is my attempt on dragan effect. A get to this my way about 2 years ago. But the main proces is about 4-5 steps. But compleating details is very time comsuming.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:27 AM
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Very nice Crater!
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:07 PM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

could you share the tutorial how to make that? i like the golden color
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Hello Pelez, I'd like to share my workflow on this image. Here it is:

Dragan Effect Tutorial:

1. Duplicate Background.
2. On the duplicate layer adjust the color (color balance) you would like on your image (yellowish in this case) blending mode to "COLOR"
3. Copy the blue channel and make it as a new layer on top, blending mode to "MULTIPLY" or "COLOR BURN" whichever looks fine
4. Duplicate again and apply high pass filter just a little so you can see fine details.blending mode to "HARD,VIVID or LINEAR LIGHT"
5. On a new layer on top with 50% gray filled and blending mode to soft light, dodge and burn to bring out shadows and highlights.
6. Lastly, you can use adjustment layers to bring the color or brightness/contrast of hard kind. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:32 PM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

thanks for share.....
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

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Ah, found it. Your end result looks similar, but it's definitely not the same work. Sorry about my implications! Here's the tutorial to anyone who's interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZyLBw6xDjs
Thanks Mike!

I had a play with a random pic I found on sxu.

http://yfrog.com/hq122263040698121beforej

http://yfrog.com/jc122263040698121afterj
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