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What is the color technique ?

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Old 01-05-2016, 06:54 PM
Jaalpari Jaalpari is offline
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What is the color technique ?

how can i study on this type of color grading or gradient effects ? i want to learn how to blend colors ?

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Old 01-05-2016, 09:47 PM
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Re: What is the color technique ?

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how can i study on this type of color grading or gradient effects ? i want to learn how to blend colors ?

http://postimg.org/image/m07vnx5qj/
I don't see any color grading. Just retouched image. Red highlights maybe.

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Old 01-05-2016, 10:16 PM
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Re: What is the color technique ?

You can break it down piece by piece and see what doesn't fit.

Everything but the sunglasses appears to have some contrast added either by curves or brightness contrast. I can recognize that. Just don't overdo it. You can make a guess as to what seems about right, then only do about half of that at this stage.

Skin is bright. Background is bright. Dress, sunglasses, lips are not bright. You could shoot with that in mind, but that kind of difference is generally achieved with some post work.

As for an overall strategy, it's a balance between the priority of that piece of the image and its size. Eyes are very important, but they're small. I would start with skin. Ignore everything else. Try to match the skin in your image to that one. Next try the background, just because it's big and will throw you off visually. Next try to get a good match on the dress. At each of these stages, if it starts to really mess up something you did before it, you have to isolate this piece of the work.

Now do you think you could match just a patch of skin? It would be a start.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:40 AM
Jaalpari Jaalpari is offline
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Re: What is the color technique ?

Thanks for the ideas guys. I am trying to achieve the skintone with curves.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:05 PM
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Re: What is the color technique ?

I don't think the toning is super crazy. First retouch a really clean image then for that final yellow/golden toning I would put a curves layer on top that pulls down your blue highlights. Just pull them straight down which will drop the white point. Push your green mid tones up slightly and push your red midtones up even further than you pushed your green. Play with those relationships and you should be able to get something similar
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:59 PM
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Re: What is the color technique ?

You paint with light to affect light(use adjustment layers to affect lightness). You paint with color to affect color (use adjustment layers to affect color).

Where to learn how to work with color? Practice, go to the art school or both.

I find myself explaining the same thing over and over and over again. There is no magic button, and there is no magic method, to be an artist you need to practice art. Now, show us the file that is your starting point, and we can actually help you in direct steps.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:46 PM
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Re: What is the color technique ?

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I find myself explaining the same thing over and over and over again.
Similar questions come up frequently, but this isn't a recent one or a repeat. It just has a new response. The forum has slightly odd organization, which can be misleading at times.
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