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Old 08-02-2010, 10:19 AM
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Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luzern

Granted: There was lots of dust in the air, they had a water gun, shot the scene in early sunrise... but still: There's probably lots of post-processing involved. Does anyone know any details?

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Old 08-02-2010, 01:54 PM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

This looks very similar to Joel Grimes work http://joelgrimes.com. He has a process of shooting the back and subject separately. He makes an HDR image for the background using a 5 stop radius of images and running it through photomatix. He takes that image and the subject image and edits them in camera RAW, using different blending modes and fill light techniques.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:07 PM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Thanks, JohnnyL, for the quick reply.
I'd also say, some HDR (i.e. tone mapping) could be involved. Maybe some LCE and some color shift (towards red and green) as well. But the details are escaping me: There don't seem to be any halo artifacts (as often in tone mapping and LCE) and the global contrast is great, without any clippings.

Could you (or anybody) help me with the details?
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:47 PM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Read up the Dave Hill topic.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:41 PM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Great shot...thanks for sharing...I agree with all the above. Definitely believe there are two to three shots here. Lighting is key for the subjects and I agree with the HDR with regards to the background.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:36 AM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Comp together, then add the light bloom, then add hue/sat on overlay, with saturation down to -100, then add a yellow/orange overlay layer, then sharpen it, then add a highpass or something like that.

Check my blog for more images like this: wieldijkstra.wordpress.com
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:37 AM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Thanks, secretagents, for the suggestion. I tried that once, but gave up halfway through. ;-)

And thank you, DJSoulglo, for posting the workflow. That gave me a starting point. May I ask you to tell me a bit more about that "light gloom" step: How do you do that? Do you mean a kind of Orton effect? Or a simple gaussian overlay? Or some LCE step?

Great images in your blog, by the way!
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:42 AM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Just draw some vague light bits, or shoot them. Or just make some light shapes at different opacities, so it looks realistic. Then place them behind the model, add a little edge of light around him and make it look good. It's an easy process, it's getting it right that's the hard part.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:29 PM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

Not sure if this is a Joel Grimes image, but very similar if not. On youtube he has a few videos that cover his technique for editing, and also creating a light bloom/flare behind the model. Also he has DVD's available for purchase, but I can only recommend his lighting DVD, the others are very simple and would make almost anyone with a fair grasp on retouching cringe. The technique he shows you here -

http://www.wacom.com/i4settings/joel-grimes.php

click on the thumbnail of the swimming girl that is above "Get Joel's Settings", is exactly what he shows you on his DVD...
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:42 AM
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Re: Postprocessing in soccer images for the FC Luz

I played around with the light bloom a bit (thanks, DJSoulglo) and thought I'd post my workflow in a new thread to help others with a similar problem. If you would like to have a look: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ght-bloom.html.
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