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Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?!

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Old 07-06-2011, 06:35 AM
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Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?!

Hello,

I am brand new to retouching and am trying to create a Paolo Roversi type image from some studio shots. I love the "crazy" ghost eyes.

http://nicolettalolli.files.wordpres...abyroversi.jpg

Look out! nudity.

http:
//www.ljplus.ru/img4/d/i/diane_kruger_ru/____-.jpg


Also similar vibe here....


The background is really two dimensional so I have some texture overlays I am playing with as well as curves etc. Any other handy hints would be much appreciated!

THANKS!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:05 AM
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

Add a new curves adjustment layer, push the line upwards in the middle to make a bit of a bump. Fill the layer mask for the adjustment layer black. Paint white back over the eyes on the adjustment layer. Something like that, doesn't seem too complicated.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:28 AM
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

Hello, Paolo roversi uses long shutter speed and mainly natural light. He also uses Mag lite to "paint light " on the subject (eyes comes in here). The whole feel with these images i think is extremely hard to accomplish in photoshop(in my opinion). He uses and old deardoff camera, 8x10 polaroids. And a lot of the look comes from this. I have asked on forums, but none of the tips have even come close in my opinion. I would love to see if an high end retoucher like Godmother could come closer, or just her opinion if it`s possible.But for starters you could use long shutter speed, aperture around 1,4. Natural light, maybe a mag lite to add more light to the eyes. In photoshop add with curves som blue/cyan in the shadow an orange/red in the highlights(in color pictures)

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:57 PM
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

This, actually, is not too complicated. First of all, the depth of field is achieved with a wide aperture like RUST mentioned in the post above...1.4 - 2.8 probably. That's how to get your subject's eyes super sharp, and blur the background out. Regarding the skin tone and eyes, this is entirely possible from just within ACR, but better results are achieved in Photoshop using a high contrast blue channel filter. Try converting to b/w but using mostly the information from the blue channel. You will find this darkens the skin tones and makes already-light-colored eyes pop. Alternatively, you could mess around with your b/w, then copy a high contrast blue channel b/w and mask in the eyes so that your skin doesn't become too dark overall.

Let us know how it goes

*also for the eyes, copy and paste to new layer, flip blending mode to 'screen', mask in the irises. word.

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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

I reckon the effect is achievable by using the tritone function. Load black and two greys in the 'pots' and adjust the curve to fine tune. Sharpness and grains can be added to suit. As always, the subject, lighting, contrast etc of the original photograph play a huge part in the 'look and feel' of the final image.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:38 PM
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

I would love to see if you could give us an example as long you think it`s achievable
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

if you wanna do the same effect just try it:
1) to select eyes in quick mask by soft brush.
2) duplicate selection to new layer
3) change blending mode to linear dodge
4) modify the opacity as you like

in b&w mode it works perfectly.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:30 AM
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

Thanks! I am really amateur so I just did a curves adjustment layer over the eyes and made them lighter like oneredpather mentioned. I will try some of your other suggestions. I also added 2 Polaroid overlays at about 20% transparency. It's looking pretty cool.. i think considering the flat boring image I had originally. They aren't my shots by the way- I am retouching them to learn.

The other thing i think is awesome that I am trying to figure out how to do is get that texture of freckles and things on the skin. Like in the last shot I posted.
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Re: Paolo Raversi "crazy" eyes and treatment: HOW?

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Hello,

I am brand new to retouching and am trying to create a Paolo Roversi type image from some studio shots. I love the "crazy" ghost eyes.

http://nicolettalolli.files.wordpres...abyroversi.jpg

Look out! nudity.

http:
//www.ljplus.ru/img4/d/i/diane_kruger_ru/____-.jpg


Also similar vibe here....


The background is really two dimensional so I have some texture overlays I am playing with as well as curves etc. Any other handy hints would be much appreciated!

THANKS!!
If you mean like the eyes in the right hand photo here:

http://www.martinkunert.com/#/Photog...nd%20Beauty/15

if so....

slow shutter speed.

then in photoshop, create a curves layer, mask out everything but the iris, then use the curves to make the iris high contrast.

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