RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-15-2012, 04:19 PM
noypi noypi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 27
How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Hi,
I need some help on how to post process a similar effect like this Dexter's Poster. Thanks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dexterS4poster.jpg (20.2 KB, 139 views)
File Type: jpg dexter.jpg (43.9 KB, 107 views)
File Type: jpg dexter_4thseason_poster.jpg (61.3 KB, 108 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 01-15-2012, 04:52 PM
skoobey skoobey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,376
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Lots and lots of dnb and some shine and shaddow adding through high pass with previous selective masking.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 01-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Tony W's Avatar
Tony W Tony W is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,415
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Always helpful to post your starting point image for advice of this nature. For instance without the correct lighting and in camera work prior to pp it may not be possible to get the effect you desire.

There is nothing in particular about the pp in these images that stands out as being obviously tricky if the points above about lighting and camera work have been followed
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 01-15-2012, 05:14 PM
noypi noypi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 27
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Thanks Guys,
Is it possible to achieve this kind of image or similar with just 1 light, I believe that you need at least 3 lights, this is just for a personal stuff just planning to do a shot with my daughter
This is what I've got so far
Attached Images
File Type: jpg aj.jpg (81.5 KB, 112 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 01-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Tony W's Avatar
Tony W Tony W is offline
Senior Member
Patron
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,415
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

I think you have already identified the main issue here that of needing three lights to mimic the effect of the originals you posted (and probably an additional light for the background).

You already have a very nice image of a lovely daughter. IMO the only thing it needs is a little colour correction and a small boost in brightness and optional as I did a little D&B on the face
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Daughter.jpg (112.2 KB, 121 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 01-15-2012, 05:53 PM
skoobey skoobey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,376
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

I see what you're getting at. This is an example of image that is sort of done this way and also with only one light.

I did this as part of a commission for a dentistry clinic. No one told me I should take portraits for a website, so I had to do with the given circumstances, and being that I was seriously underpaid, you must forgive my sloppy retouching, but I think this sort of gives that look.

Only reason I'm putting this up is because there was only one light source used - the sun.

Just paint the whites white, and that's mostly it.

6704497893_17a907c445.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 01-16-2012, 04:18 AM
noypi noypi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 27
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Thanks Tony W and skoobey for the tips, I need to practice more with D&B.
Thanks again Guys
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 01-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Mrluisr Mrluisr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

I work for TV networks doing keyart and I do alot of similiar retouching(research JILL GREENBURG, she made this style popular and actually might have been the photographer for the dexter shoot). Seeing that its a picture of a young child theres not to much in terms of skin imperfections(time saver!), Try to mimic a 3 or 5 light setup with dodge and burn... i usually create a new layer and fill with 50% gray and set the blend mode on softlight..then D&B on that layer. finally do your color corrections...many jump to color balance but i prefer selective color its a great tool for color correcting with a bit more control.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 01-17-2012, 07:29 AM
ratpat13's Avatar
ratpat13 ratpat13 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 85
Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Hi noypi,

Here's my quick take on it, but you can find a lot of videos of people reproducing the Jill Greenberg look.

I just processed it in lightroom 4 and then in photoshop to adjust the background colors, vignette, contras and lots of dodging and burning.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PB-ex.jpg (95.7 KB, 91 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 01-17-2012, 10:07 AM
skoobey skoobey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,376
Thumbs up Re: How to Post Process this Dexter Poster ?

Also look for AMY DRESSER as she used to work for JILL and is an AMAZING retoucher.

http://www.amydresser.com/
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
post attachments vs upload to gallery Nasturtium Website Feedback 3 06-04-2011 01:12 AM
thoughtful post about shadows Nasturtium Photography 2 05-03-2011 08:17 PM
Developing a retouch process VS387 Photo Retouching 2 11-20-2010 11:35 AM
First time poster from Scotland Keith Sinclair Salon 1 12-20-2009 12:09 PM
Process multiple images... How do you CROP them? bythechsore Photoshop Elements Help 2 05-05-2007 10:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved