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Old 05-21-2012, 06:29 PM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

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I'm not quite sure what you are looking for, but pragmatically some of the gradings above are not that hard to achieve like:

http://46it.ca/grade/?image=aHR0cDov...process=winter

http://46it.ca/grade/?image=aHR0cDov...rocess=couture

http://46it.ca/grade/?image=aHR0cDov...&process=ocean

or maybe even something towards the grading of the movie hugo:
http://46it.ca/grade/?image=aHR0cDov...ocess=hugoplus

please note that non of the links above hosts an image. it just takes Santoro80's snapshot of the behind the scenes and grades them on the go. (so if he deletes his image, my links won't work)

in PS you should get same results with lum masks or selective corrections


while its true you dont have the raw or even decent image to work from and that does make a difference these color grades are the approach in theory to add colors to the shadow which no is not hard to achieve, but the results also still lend themselves to show something missing and a different approach.

would you be willing to at least share what you did to achieve those grades?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

bump.
Im still trying to play around with his skin tones. it looks like there is not a lot of red in the skin tones, is this done through color selection and playing around with the Reds. OR by going into curves and just adding cyan? any help is appreciated
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:43 PM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

may be here you can grab info about Norman Jean Roy look

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:37 AM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

Got a job coming up for him in April, will report back after.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:13 PM
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Got a job coming up for him in April, will report back after.
Can't wait
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:04 AM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

Some notes already: only shoots film, wont let anyone see the shots until 5 days after the shoot. This is going to be interesting....
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:56 AM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

norman from jpeg ;-) by G-N-G, on Flickr
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:46 AM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

Look very nice, DJ

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:16 AM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

Well, allow me to say something.

So I just did a massive campaign with photography by Norman. I can't go into too many specifics, as it's not out yet.

Straight off the bat, he's very protective of his work, so he has a retouch house he likes working with, that is in New York... they saw the raw files, I did not.

However as the Art Director wasn't in New York after a little while we had to get the images over here and work on them.

The thing about his style is that everything in the picture is impeccably lit. He uses a LOT of lightsources, be it actual light, or just things in the pictures that have a certain luminance.

What defines the images as well, is color. And that I can say something about. Most of what we did was (as he does often) introduce a simple colorscheme of blue-ish/orange-ish.

Making all this work is quite easy. It involves some simple Color Balance layers, desaturation an contrast. Then dialing down the blue color on some objects, so that it doesn't look like everything is just blue, but still natural, but with a bit of blue light.

Then we added the orange light. For that I just used some color fill layers on Overlay/Soft Light/Normal and a lot of masking. Brushing it in/out/again/again/again....

It's quite labor intense as we had to match 4 images he shot with 4 images from a different photographer, so we had to make a "look" that could be transported.

I wish I could give you a specific recipe for things, but I can't. It depends on the image sadly. What I can show you, which is the attachment here is what my color correction groups looked like. So CC = the basic adjustments, blue color, etc. CC2 Match is the recipe that we put on all the images to make them match a bit more. Orange light is just that, the orange light. CC3 is finishing off, very localised corrections.

What you CAN see is that this isn't a one stop thing. It takes tinkering, and messing around and getting it "just" right on the proof. It's an involved process. So if anyone says "just get this color and put it on exclusion", great do that. But then you have to mask it out... and make sure that each part of the image reacts in a uniform way. It's a LOT of tinkering.

A lot of this stuff is dependant on your "artistic" insights. So how does light wrap around an object? If the light is on the right, what does that mean for the color in the shadows, etc.

Not sure if this is in any way useful, but there you go.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:58 AM
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Re: Norman Jean Roy

Good lord.
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