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Old 03-22-2012, 11:39 AM
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Madonna MDNA Cover Effect

Hi,

Would any of you ladies or gents have an idea how to create this affect with a standard portrait photo... It seems to have been taken behind fluted glass, kinda like the work of Erwin Blumenfeld. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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A
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:53 PM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

Thats really cool. but i think its a lot more easier to do in camera than in post.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:08 PM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

I'd have to agree. I'm pretty confident that's a textured piece of glass the photographer is shooting through.

You could probably build up a displacement map to achieve a similar effect. A bunch of black to white gradients in columns would be a good start. You'll probably have to play with the exact arrangement a good deal and maybe even use multiple maps.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:07 PM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

Yeah I thought as much too. Thanks for the quick replies.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:57 AM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

pardon for the delayed reply | i am a new member here

M.D.N.A EFFECT

Hi - i think there are two ways of achieving
the MDNA effect done by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
either shooting thru the fluted glass or by digitally manipulation

1 . get a high resolute stock of a fluted glass picture.

( to acheive the same effect as in the MDNA picture -
you need the same glass nor the stock image of the same glass;
however to get similar effect - you can aspire with a similar
looking stock image of the fluted glass.)

2. open the stock image and save it in PSD format
3. open the base profile image
4. go to filter > distort > glass > texture : select blocks,
with invert option selected > load texture

(click the small arrow button next to the texture field
and load the previously saved image of the glass)


5 . adjust scaling, smooth and distortion settings to your fancy
6. experiment more with different stock images and profiles for optimal results

PS : the effect is more evident on close-ups and side profiles


have fun
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:49 AM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

Welcome to the forum fotomurthy. Excellent start, great application and great result.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:10 AM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

thanks, great explanation, works perfect...
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

thanks mike and capice
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

@ Fotomurthy Thanks a lot for that info, will give it a try later. Need to need find some good fluted glass pics too...
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:30 AM
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Re: Madonna MDMA Cover Effect

allymack78 : google servers could not give ample samples, will do the fluted glass in PS and email you in few days - cheers
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