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David ­ Arbogast
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Oct 02, 2016 21:39 |  #4951

Jeff Hanson wrote in post #18146620 (external link)
It works. Nice job.

Thanks Jeff. :)

Justinsmnz wrote in post #18146659 (external link)
Agreed! David, would you mind sharing a few of the key steps to get that look?

The building itself is really spot-on for the style. However, I think if I was playing with it I might have masked out the sky and replaced it with a noisier gradient of the same colors (along these lines (external link))

Thanks! Interesting thought about the sky. Definitely could have gone in several directions with it, but I chose to keep it clean/smooth to counter/offset the heavy textures of the building - didn't want texture-overload.

Regarding the workflow, within Photoshop I make a lot of passes with the ACR filter using the radial filter to create pools of light and to bring in clarity with dehaze (I don't use clarity much). Tonal Contrast in Color Efex and High Pass sharpening bring out the texture. Selective Color and HSL adjustment layers to bring out some colors and suppress or shift others. The image was too bright for me - I wanted that dusk/twilight feel, so Topaz Restyle was used to simulate that. Various Dodge and Burn layers. Finally, to get the hand-drawn sketchy look I used the AKVIS "Sketch" plugin.


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Oct 02, 2016 21:44 |  #4952

David Arbogast wrote in post #18146670 (external link)
Regarding the workflow, within Photoshop I make a lot of passes with the ACR filter using the radial filter to create pools of light and to bring in clarity with dehaze (I don't use clarity much). Tonal Contrast in Color Efex and High Pass sharpening bring out the texture. Selective Color and HSL adjustment layers to bring out some colors and suppress or shift others. The image was too bright for me - I wanted that dusk/twilight feel, so Topaz Restyle was used to simulate that. Various Dodge and Burn layers. Finally, to get the hand-drawn sketchy look I used the AKVIS "Sketch" plugin.

Oh wow. Really interesting workflow that I wouldn't have guessed! Thanks for the insight. Not sure if I have anything to give it a try on right now, but I always love knowing the back-end steps that lead to a final product. Thanks! :lol:


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Oct 03, 2016 08:21 |  #4953

The Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/LSGu​Nd] (external link)United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (external link) by David Arbogast (external link), on Flickr

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Oct 05, 2016 20:28 |  #4954

Downtown Kansas City, Missouri:

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Oct 05, 2016 22:28 |  #4955

David Arbogast wrote in post #18128792 (external link)
Thanks Jeff!

I'm not one to try to take a landscape photo at mid-day, but the clouds and reflections here were too interesting for me to pass up. :)

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Beauty, David. Great reflections.


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Oct 08, 2016 12:06 |  #4956

David Arbogast wrote in post #18146361 (external link)
Going for a 2D illustration sort of look with this one:

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Works really well, got that dark gothic look of some of the early super-hero comic books!

Edgar Allen Poe eh, yes looks like spooky enough to have the odd "undead god" around. ;)


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Oct 11, 2016 15:05 |  #4957

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18151650 (external link)
Works really well, got that dark gothic look of some of the early super-hero comic books!

Edgar Allen Poe eh, yes looks like spooky enough to have the odd "undead god" around. ;)

Thanks Lester! :)

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Oct 11, 2016 16:41 |  #4958

Seeing quite a bit of keystoning there. :(


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Oct 11, 2016 17:14 |  #4959

Alveric wrote in post #18154389 (external link)
Seeing quite a bit of keystoning there. :(

If you're seeing "quite a bit" then you need an eye exam. :(


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Oct 11, 2016 17:30 |  #4960

Nope, I don't. It's a common effect when the lines are too exact and the bulding is too tall or too close to the camera. Adding just a few fractions of a degree of keystoning actually cancels the effect. Funny how it all is. The church in your photo does appear to be leaning forward and the spires kinda inflated, even though your lines are perfectly vertical (yeah, I used a ruler).


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Oct 11, 2016 17:37 |  #4961

Alveric wrote in post #18154428 (external link)
Nope, I don't. It's a common effect when the lines are too exact and the bulding is too tall or too close to the camera. Adding just a few fractions of a degree of keystoning actually cancels the effect. Funny how it all is. The church in your photo does appear to be leaning forward and the spires kinda inflated, even though your lines are perfectly vertical (yeah, I used a ruler).

You should have made yourself more clear. There isn't any actual keystoning, which is what I thought you were talking about. Rather you are suggesting that I actually add keystoning to create a more aesthetically pleasing image. I can appreciate that criticism and may consider making an adjustment.


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Oct 11, 2016 19:53 |  #4962

Golden hour @ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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Oct 12, 2016 06:23 |  #4963

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What a cool building. Nice images.


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Oct 12, 2016 19:33 |  #4964

windpig wrote in post #18154819 (external link)
What a cool building. Nice images.

Thank you!


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Oct 13, 2016 00:36 |  #4965

David Arbogast wrote in post #18146899 (external link)
The Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/LSGu​Nd] (external link)United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (external link) by David Arbogast (external link), on Flickr

Great skills in both composing and post processing. This photo is awesome! What I dislike is the pronounced halos bottom right corner on the signs and the building in background.




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