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Old 07-06-2010, 02:38 PM
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What Is This Effect Called?

Check these images.

By Gevorkyan Ashot
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs40/f/20...by_Grinch7.jpg
http://th06.deviantart.net/fs47/PRE/...by_Grinch7.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs45/f/20...by_Grinch7.jpg

The subjects pop out of the image and look soo solid. I did think that this was HDR but the effect of HDR is different. It's not just this photographer. Many others use similar retouching.

What is this effect called and how is it achieved? Partial HDR? 0.o Lol..
I think it's the result of some plugin on Photoshop owing to how extensively it is applied.

Shoot!
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:08 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

There are 3 diffrent kind of style.
So its difficult to give a effect a name.
What you mean is local contrast enh.
You will get this kind of style with working with highpass etc.
But the main thing is the right photograhpy.

Better choose one picture to talk about a effect. :-)

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:24 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

Well I did think of High Pass but that leaves out so much of grain and also the natural lighting and flow of the image gets disturbed which did not in these images. This seems more like localized region based exposure enhancement. It's like only certain regions are being over exposed and the rest being cast into the shadows to get the pop out effect.

Anyways, thanks for that. Will check if I can get it working.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:14 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

awesome photos, such clean processing!
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:42 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

Not everything similar to these involves highpass filters. A lot of those shadow transitions can be painted manually for more control than an automated technique would allow you. A couple of these show sharpening artifacts though so I imagine it's partially responsible for the effect, along with a moderate amount of desaturation, and some compositing. That circus shot especially looks like it was shot person by person, or in smaller groups, especially as the focus doesn't match up throughout. It wasn't executed poorly, but you can see it if you look for the obvious signs.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:30 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

I'm not a photographer or graphic artist, but here is my 2 cents. The original shots are great, well taken. It's like a recording, if the recording is good it is easier to mix, and the probabilities of a good final master are also greater. Although, it is a great work.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:16 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

Working with the RAW file will get you close... A must see 30 min. video tutorial by Godmother (part of her DVD):
https://www.digitalphotoshopretouchi...beauty-retouch

For sharpening, read this entire thread:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...harpening.html
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:11 PM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

I am working to have good nice lighting as original shot then later i may try to do some retouching, the problem as always in my case is no models to work with and the weather outdoor is amazing hot and humid.
Here is a shot of a kid in our house [an adapted son] and i did shoot him with 2 lights even not done properly, but imagine what we can do if it was made better.

Almost original:
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5823/job00081.jpg

Edited for more details:
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7167/job00082.jpg

I know it can be more manipulated but i am working first to get the right almost correct shots out of camera.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:25 AM
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Re: What Is This Effect Called?

It also has a lot to do with changing the white/grey/black channel tints.

The fight club shot for example has no solid black in it. They all lifted (black channel -10 black for example). The highlights (whites) have a sepia/orange tint to them.

Then that mixed with some high pass filter & probably a fair amount of dodge & burn, you can get something close. Its really one of the easiest effects to get. I'm trying to get my stuff to NOT look like that because I fell into that kind of processing ages ago & struggling to get out of it.
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