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My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:08 PM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

It's his own style calvin so people will never create it exactly how he does it but it does inspire others to try and create something similar. I suppose it's a bit like yourself in the Dave Hill thread before ect....

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Old 04-29-2010, 03:25 PM
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Another one only I also used some luminance masking. I like this one better than my previous attempt. The luminance masking is pretty good for targeted tonal changes.

http://yfrog.com/9g120668840752228beforej

http://yfrog.com/j3120668840752228afterj
hej, here's my try with this nice guy...

i think the 'dragan-effect' is now a collective term for dark portraits of wrinkled people with liver problems, hrhr

anyway, the work was fun and because I was asked several times for my workflow, feel free to get the (small) .psd from rs, its worth a thousand words


http://rapidshare.com/files/38309521...8_1000_NEU.psd


EDIT... ok, only a few words for better understanding

notice, the original file was 3200x2400, some steps get other results with smaller files.

01_GESAMTKONTRAST BILD
increase global contrast with USM (sharpen - unsharp mask), i used max radius (250)
a layer mask to protect the shadows a bit (luminosity mask inverted, selection filled with gray), not important

02_FARBE1
changed the colour, red more yellow and less cyan (the thing with the liver, hrhr)

03_LICHTER+TIEFEN
means to accentuate highlights and shadows (a bit) with this tip:
http://photodevotion.com/2009/07/amy...er-retouching/

04_DETAILKONTRAST
on a merged an desaturated layer i used tonal contrast (nik color efex) to get some more details. its very edgy so i soften the result with 'reduce noise 10-10-0-0'. this group has only a little influence

05_FORM
darken unimportant parts and try to generate a kind of light-direction, some d&b on a gray-layer to accentuate the profile

06_FARBE2
some more selective color works and finally

07_HINTERGRUND
the background

you can have a look at each group of layers and see what happens... there are still many possibilities to do some more finetunig or get similar results with other workflows. some layers are usefull, some are not...

choose YOUR favourite one

andreas
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:08 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

hey,suryapuranik.
this is my try based on your tutorial.

and sorry if it's out of topic,but Dave Hill's effect too!
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:38 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Hey Pipke:-)
Die bisher beste Version die ich zum Dragan Effect sah :-)

@kombine
I guess the best try for the dragan effect ive ever saw here.
Well done.

lg Calvin
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Thanks everybody for their efforts to make this thread interesting and informative. Hoping to see more and more participation in future. Cheers!
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:12 PM
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hey,suryapuranik.
this is my try based on your tutorial.

and sorry if it's out of topic,but Dave Hill's effect too!
Hi Syomd! Great try! Can you please retain some texture in the Dave Hill one? IMO its lot smoother. Many thanks for your participation
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:29 PM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Waiting for more and more replies, really want to see how diversely the Dragan Effect could be used. Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:11 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

resumed in #32

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:47 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

Very nice retouch kombine. Best dragan effect i`ve seen. Thanks for the download. But one question, the second adjustment above background layer, whats that? Usm ? Kinda of a newbie question, but can`t figure it out
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:14 AM
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Re: My try on DRAGAN EFFECT

sharpen - unsharp mask (with a low luminancemask to protect the shadows a little, perhaps its not necessary). med vennlig hilsen
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