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Old 09-28-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: Tonal Range

Originally Posted by chadlatta View Post
Thank you! It was a great article and there is some really cool stuff there. It was worth the read, but I think I am going for something a little more extreme.

Here is the starting image I was talking about (straight out of camera) followed by a finished image along with another, side by side.

Looking at the image, it may a little bright for exactly what I am trying to achieve, but you will notice there is not a really sharp transition from shadow to highlight the way you see in some of the work i am trying to emulate.

I am happy with these images, but want to try again.

Do you think it is the lighting? I feel like maybe I need more shadows and highlights and less midtone...I don't know! It is tough to explain.

Try a graysh blue background with a white circle gradient, and watch the image pop...

Although it is a different workflow but here is an example of a difference a change of background can do to your work...

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Old 09-28-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: Tonal Range

BTW, I should say that I liked what you did with your retouch. Personally, I prefer that treatment to the more extreme styles.
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