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How to get the Chris Crisman look?

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:11 AM
manzneri manzneri is offline
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How to get the Chris Crisman look?

Hi!

I know there are a lot of these threads but here we go...With another "new" one...

So I accidentally found this portfolio http://www.crismanphoto.com/

Does anyone have any clue how he does it? And how much % is the lightning and how much photoshop?

Are some of those photos maybe HDR-compositions?

Couple of examples (check out the site also mentioned above):

http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p...09032_0066.jpg

http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p...t_V1_final.jpg

http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p...t_V1_final.jpg



http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ure_spread.jpg

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:16 AM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

wasn't that on MM a few weeks ago?

... it's all about toning
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:23 AM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

What is MM? :-) I also found an interview on strobist.blogspot.com

Can you give an example of this toning technique...
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:29 AM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

however the images the other person asked for were not exactly those, but it is the same style:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=641182

low key, with just a little light
like in here (link posted on that forum): http://vimeo.com/channels/royksopp#2355334

there was a portrait put for testing the technique, by Photographer ShaunQ
here's more or less what I got it to (with some toning)
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:53 PM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

Shadow, would you be able to explain the steps to achieve this? Looks like you nailed it dead on.
I'm a little confused as it "looks" like the skin was smoothed but I know that's not the case.
Can you help?
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:59 PM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

besides muting the colours, lowering the key
the skin was done with SkinSmooth, you can download it here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Photon...49810035060099

smooth out only the pores a little (the fine imperfections), and smoothing the texture at bigger "blotches" and you will get something like this.
of course the settings for those corrections depend entirely on the image used, so you have to find which work for you (your picture)
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:09 PM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

Interesting. I kinda thought some smoothing was used but then i thought it was a side effect from doing a double Raw conversion. Thanks.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:14 AM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

Here's something I did that was inspired by Crisman. I know the difference between the before and after seems shocking - it's a friend of the family so I was having fun and experimenting. I wouldn't make such drastic changes if this were a portrait or a celebrity.

The structural adjustments went quick - about half an hour. Then it was about an hour of curves: local, global, and luminosity masked, followed by a couple hours of dodge and burn, then I lost track of time towards the end doing color adjustments, sharpening, and tweaking things - probably a couple more hours.

Does anyone find this visually appealing? Or is it a sorry rip-off?

Larger size: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_h5_nuNOj9N...00/Crisman.jpg
Without color processing: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_h5_nuNOj9N...lprpprocsm.jpg
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:01 PM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

Mike,
I think you did a pretty good job.

Can you clarify something.
What do you mean by local and global adjustments?

And i've come across luminosity mask and I dont understand how it applies or why its important.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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Re: How to get the Chris Crisman look?

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Mike,
I think you did a pretty good job.

Can you clarify something.
What do you mean by local and global adjustments?

And i've come across luminosity mask and I dont understand how it applies or why its important.

Local adjustments only affect the layer you are working on. Global adjustments affect the entire image.

For example: Say you want the lips to be more red, so you make a curve adjustment layer and bump up the reds. The whole entire image goes more red(global adjustment). Now if you maskout the curve layer and only paint white over the lips, the curve layer will only affect the lips which is a local adjustment since the rest of image is not affected.
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