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Old 04-06-2011, 10:25 AM
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Technique on Prada adverts

Hi all

I am not so clued up with photoshop, and spend a lot of time using capture one for work while in the studio for purely processing of files. But I really like the prada adverts and wanted to experiment with my own images.

So far it seems to me (untrained eye) that it has something to do with high pass filter???

Any help or examples would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks for any help

Chris

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http://geniusbeauty.com/fashion-and-...09-collection/
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:54 AM
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Re: Technique on Prada adverts

As far as fx go, that campaign seems to employ heavy use of the shadow/highlight tool in Photoshop. Play around with that tool after you do your main retouching and you should get something that looks similar.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:31 AM
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I think jbedford is right - shadow/highlight tool with low radius might the main tool causing this effect, and I think its something to be avoided! yuk.

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Old 04-06-2011, 11:34 AM
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Re: Technique on Prada adverts

Hmm yeah looks like that way.

Many thanks to you both.

I will experiment tonight. Not that i love the technique or anything, purely a questioning mind while trying to still figure out bits of photoshop etc It all helps i think.

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Old 04-06-2011, 12:56 PM
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Re: Technique on Prada adverts

I think it has something to do with the photographer and the makeup artist, no?
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:51 PM
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I think it has something to do with the photographer and the makeup artist, no?
I think the makeup artist may have done a good job, but that didn't contribute to the overall look nearly as much as the work done in PS.

I'm unsure if the photographer did anything unusual specifically to create the look.

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I really like the prada adverts and wanted to experiment with my own images.
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http://geniusbeauty.com/fashion-and-...09-collection/
I heard somewhere Prada is using HDR and Lucis art among other things in their ads.
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I think jbedford is right - shadow/highlight tool with low radius might the main tool causing this effect, and I think its something to be avoided! yuk.

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+ 1 definitely yuk :-)
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:48 AM
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Re: Technique on Prada adverts

LucisArt / Topaz / NikSoftware Tonal contrast.......I think many plugins do this effect
U can try it in other way......use the frequency separation method,close the layer in low frequency ( the layer u blur ) and u'll see a similar effect...
I hope u understand me......I'm italian and my english is not so good :-P

Massimo
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:34 AM
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Re: Technique on Prada adverts

Many thanks guys for your advice and help

I will have a play around on the ps. Although being on capture all day and then ps may not happen today, and instead a chill night with some red wine in the sun hahaha

I agree. Not the most wonderful or aesthetically pleasing effect, but worth knowing the route to take, as i may need part or all of it at some point in work career

Hope you all have a great day!

Chris
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