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Old 11-02-2011, 03:29 PM
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Dark Gradient on Sunglass

Hi,

I'm new here.

I have searched for a tutorial or steps which explained me how to enhance a beauty image with a sunglass on a model.

I would like to reproduce what you could see on fashion magazine with those sunglasses with a very beautiful dark gradient. Like those commercials for Dior, Armani, Versace, ...

I am still working on my image and i would like to hide her eyes using a similar technique to those commercials.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:01 PM
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Re: Dark Gradient on Sunglass

Hi petitdavid and welcome to the forums.

It would be helpful if you could post a link to one of the ads that represent the look you are trying to achieve. Also, I am also assuming that you already have an image of a model that is wearing sunglasses to which you need to add a darker gradient (the image of your starting point would help as well). If not, you can see why I am asking for clarification.

With that extra information and links/images the forum members could better target suggestions for you situation. That's all IMHO of course.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:27 PM
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Re: Dark Gradient on Sunglass

Hi John,

here are an exemple of a commercial.
And also my image not retouch

versace-sunglasses-oversize-2010-2011.jpg

DSC_7348.jpg

NB : what does IMHO stand for ?
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:38 PM
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IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:30 AM
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Re: Dark Gradient on Sunglass

Hi petitdavid

Not sure if what I am going to show or suggest is exactly what you want.
In the attached image below, all I did was use a Levels Adjustment Layer masked to the sunglasses and did some real minor dodging to reduce some specular highlights.

Here were some other observations
- the initial image had some reflections in the sunglasses that were pretty distracting (it look like a door within the room in which the shot was taken). Typically it would be best to avoid those types of reflections when the shot is taken yet if they occur, edit them out.
- lots of fly away hairs to deal with
- To be honest, the way the picture came across, either it was a hair issue or dandruff. Either way it was pretty distracting at least to me.
- the skin texture also looked rough on her left side of her face as well as the chin/jaw line.
- You image is in color and the sample ad is B&W or duotone etc

You did not ask for the extra feedback yet thought I would point out some of the differences that might need attention. Hope that helps

DSC_7348.jpg
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:14 PM
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Re: Dark Gradient on Sunglass

Hi John,

thanks for your reply ! This is what I was looking for.

The initial image is a raw image convert directly in jpg.
The shoot was closed to a window and I didn't have any black wall to cover it.
I tried to deal with the flying hair
And I am still looking for a good workflow for the skin texture (I am trying to use what I've seen/learned on Natalia's DVD. The result is that I need more exercises to train my eyes and skills on Photoshop)

Thanks a lot for you help.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:21 PM
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Re: Dark Gradient on Sunglass

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IMHO = In My Hubble Opinion
Actually, that should be In My Humble Opinion
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:43 PM
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Actually, that should be In My Humble Opinion
I have no clue what you are talking about. It looks spelled right to me.......yet only after I went back and changed the spelling though
Good catch Robert
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:29 AM
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Re: Dark Gradient on Sunglass

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Actually, that should be In My Humble Opinion
Unless you are saying something like this;

"Sending large optical telescopes into space is a huge waste of resources, in my Hubble opinion"
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:36 AM
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"Sending large optical telescopes into space is a huge waste of resources, in my Hubble opinion"
Careful Adam. NASA has a little extra spare time on their hands these days, the Hubble is still functional and they know where you live. Not good for portraits shots yet could find those balds spots in your lawn All in my "Hubble" opinion of course.
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