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Apr 19, 2013 12:47 |  #1

For those of you who deal in compositing, this is my first stab at dropping a background into the Cyndia set of our World Tour project.


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Apr 20, 2013 10:34 |  #2

The edges around her might be a tiny bit too sharp, but what bothers me the most is that her skin tones are blown out.


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Apr 20, 2013 10:56 |  #3

I'm definitely no expert - but it seems to me like the light falling on her is warmish, and the light falling on the scene behind her is more coolish.

There is an exercise in the book photoshop cs6 for digital photographers where we take a girl shot normally and drop her ontop of a HDR photograph - that exercise deals with this issue by taking the most dominant color from the scene and exaggerating it slightly in the subject. This is done by having another layer exactly the shape of the subject, filling it with a dominant scene color, and then changing the blend mode to Color and lowering the opacity. The end effect is it gives a slight tint to the person and then it appears as if the two fit together.

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Apr 20, 2013 10:57 |  #4

^^^ WHS (Frank) plus the colour temp of the light on her looks a little off compared to the BG.

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Apr 20, 2013 12:37 |  #5

You did a good job on her hair! I would agree with Frank that perhaps you could have feathered her a bit, and I agree with Alan that the color temperatures don't seem to quite match, although that could be attributed to a reflector or other fill light in a "real" situation.


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Apr 20, 2013 12:43 |  #6

Thank you a ton everyone. I'll go back and do ver. 2.0 and let's see what happens.


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Apr 23, 2013 15:42 |  #7

She has no reflection in the water. You are shooting vampires!




  
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Apr 25, 2013 03:57 |  #8

Gators1 wrote in post #15859369 (external link)
She has no reflection in the water. You are shooting vampires!

Why would she be reflected in the water? It's behind her.


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Apr 25, 2013 06:01 |  #9

I think it is her hands that kill the realism for me. They have a pinkish hue to them and do not match the lighting in the rest of the scene. If you cover her hands and look at the rest of the image (aside from her sharp edges) it is not bad. Hopefully you have a (even slightly less flattering) shot that isnt blown out.


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Apr 25, 2013 09:20 |  #10

Thanks for the comments everyone. I have 6 months to get it right and I will.


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