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Old 02-19-2011, 12:20 AM
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Re: Rich Colours

I would not do it on the skin though, I would mask it out or at least minimize the effect.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:04 AM
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Re: Rich Colours

I agree Aladdin, what I meant to say is that the skin has a different treatment. Color saturation on clothes and everything else and surface blur on the skin.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:50 PM
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Re: Rich Colours

thanks guys! time to experiment...
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: Rich Colours

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That processing takes about thirty seconds:

1. Open any image in Adobe Camera RAW (part of PS)
2. Crank up the Clarity slider until you want to vomit. Then push it a little more.
3. Add a big fat vignette in the vignetting tab.
4. Increase the Vibrance or Saturation until your eyes are medium-rare.
5. Done!
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:48 AM
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:22 AM
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Re: Rich Colours

Sorry for the double post.

I should add that if you want to avoid the RAW route, the Clarity slider is basically a very large radius unsharp mask. You can make a new USM layer and mask it off that way if you want to avoid applying this heinous effect to people's faces.

Besides, you probably want to Gaussian Blur their faces if they're ugly - it'll make anyone look better, or so I heard.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:38 AM
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Re: Rich Colours


I think oneredpanther was not too impressed by the treatment he was giving the recipe for.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:10 PM
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Re: Rich Colours

thanks very much! so let me try understand this:

step 1) treat the entire image's colours in lightroom/camera raw (models' skintones can get a bit psychedelic)
step 2) open treated image in PS, and work on models and mask them in. or do i open a copy of the original image, work on the models, then mask them in? or either or, depending on preference?

thanks again!
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:16 PM
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Re: Rich Colours

Here is a general work-flow for ACR:
1- adjust to taste in ACR - just normal basic edits.
2- Press the "shift" key to open as Smart Object in PS.
3- in PS, select the only layer you go so far, right click, select "New smart object via copy"
4- on the new layer, double click to open in ACR, perform whatever effect you desire, save
5- back into PS, your original is on the bottom, your edited effect on the top, now, create your mask and hide/reveal as you desire
6- if you are happy with your ACR work, you may rasterize the layers to get rid of the smart objects
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: Rich Colours

thanks Al. gonna play around with everyone's ideas and hopefully get some nice results
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