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Old 08-13-2012, 03:03 AM
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Hello,

the photos in links below have interesting crystal clearness and crisp:
http://www.dz-foto.lt/galerija/vestu...STUVES_020.JPG
http://www.dz-foto.lt/galerija/vestu...STUVES_022.JPG
http://www.dz-foto.lt/galerija/vestu...ausra-aivaras/

How that is achieved? Is that post processing? Camera? lenses?
If that were studio shots - I would maybe guess that it's lighting, but these photos are taken in lot of different situations.
I Google for clear crisp photos, but everywhere advises for good exposure, focus and etc.

There is my photo with good exposure and focus, but there is no that crystal clear picture:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B71...VVGNmdLZXVUVmM

Any ideas how to get that view?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:11 AM
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Re: How to achieve this?

fixed link of my photo:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B71...VVGNmdLZXVUVmM
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:20 PM
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Re: How to achieve this?

It's mostly window light. Good lens, correct white balance, careful exposure.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:13 PM
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Re: How to achieve this?

albinas2000, Welcome to RetouchPRO
Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
Poke around, have fun!

If you use Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the 'save for web' function in Photoshop as described here:
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If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere, as you did here, and attach a link in the thread, but also please attach an under 100K version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).

I am sure there are many ways to achieve or imulate the samples you provided...

this is how I got close to one of them...
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:14 AM
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Re: How to achieve this?

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I am sure there are many ways to achieve or imulate the samples you provided...

this is how I got close to one of them...
thank you for ideas
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:01 PM
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albinas2000, Welcome to RetouchPRO
Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends.
Poke around, have fun!

If you use Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the 'save for web' function in Photoshop as described here:
Size, Quality and/or Format your Attached Images.. (Click here)

How to attach Files/Images to your Posts or Threads:
(Click here)

If you want to post a larger resolution that is over 100K then you can host your image elsewhere, as you did here, and attach a link in the thread, but also please attach an under 100K version (so the thread remains useful in the future, regardless of external links).

I am sure there are many ways to achieve or imulate the samples you provided...

this is how I got close to one of them...
Great work! Can you explain more precisely the steps (Hue/Saturation, Vibrance, Soft light parameters)?
Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:58 PM
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Re: How to achieve this?

@0lBaldy : Would you please explain the "red out" layer, what it does, what opacity it is set to. and if you can, please explain the rest of the layers, however, I would like to know what the "red out" does. THanks
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:26 AM
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Re: How to achieve this?

The red out layer is simply a layer with a Hue/Sat adjustment de-saturating the reds and sometimes yellows in the eyeballs and teeth with a hide all mask and bringing the selected desaturated parts to the front by painting the mask with white and fading or blurring the strokes as necessary...

The first white softlight layer left her somewhat bland so I pumped up the color using the Vibrance adjustment layer under the half black white circle @ the bottom of the layer window... adjusting the Vibrance and saturation sliders till I liked the skin color... The Hue/Sat layer was used to correct the yellow and some other colors that were oversaturated... the next white layer was to adjust as close to the sample as possible and as I remember the opacity was very low.. prob about 5 - 15%...

Hope this helps some
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:04 AM
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Re: How to achieve this?

Ah, that is what I thought what the "red out" might do, however, it did not make sense at the time (without knowing what is the purpose of the other layers), however, your second paragraph adds the "sense" back to it. Now, it makes sense

Thank you so much for such quick response, I will give it a try in the AM, it sounds promising.
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