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Old 01-19-2011, 04:27 PM
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How to create this look?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/...fec5bb48_b.jpg


what would be the psd workflow?
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:44 PM
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Re: How to create this look?

Hi Hyperviolet: This is HDR (High Definition Range) work, sometimes called the Dave Hill effect. It is done with a program called Photomatix (there are others), and a denoiser plug in, of course it involves some process. It is basically a match of different exposures of the same shot. There are many tutorials around. You can make a search on youtube and you'll find a lot of info. there.

Here is one of the tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roweZGO-zXw

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: How to create this look?

I doubt its a HDR image ( which stands for High Dynamic Range ). It is not suitable for model images, as you would need the model to be completely still for all exposures.

It is probably made partly with a local contrast plug like Topaz Adjust or the like, or customized manually in Photoshop. It has a rather unique contrasty, yet soft ( colorwise ) look.

They also used a Flash for the model, with some light modifier on.
Nice image, but very hard to tell the exact steps involved.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:14 PM
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Re: How to create this look?

You are right pellepiano, it is High Dynamic Range, I'm sorry about that... What some people do, including me, is a conversion of the shot (using Camera Raw) to TIF or RAW and also a set of different exposures, then work from there on, in case it is a model shot. I've noticed that not too many people talk about ACR, being a great tool in Photoshop, you can even "fake" and HDR using only ACR and Ps.

check this out: Pseudo HDR, they are excellent: http://miztliyuma.deviantart.com/gallery/

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: How to create this look?

Maybe some shadow/highlight and/or fill in ACR/Lightroom. There's no real black in the image, especially in the BG.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:21 AM
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Re: How to create this look?

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It is not suitable for model images, as you would need the model to be completely still for all exposures.
I'm pretty sure that the model was shot separately and then dropped in. The shadows on her face don't match up with the shadows that her legs are casting on the brick ledge. She's being lit from camera right (shadows under her chin) and the shadows on the ledge are going the opposite direction.

Anyone else notice that?

This would also explain why she doesn't really look like she fits in the photo. The background has a much different treatment than she has.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:59 AM
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Re: How to create this look?

thehjj: You are right, taking a better look at it, the upper shadows don't match the lower ones. The background looks different also.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:26 AM
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Re: How to create this look?

maybe a LucisArt effect........I think it works better than Topaz.
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