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C&C on this process plz...

 
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Jul 29, 2008 13:28 |  #1

I've been playing around a little with overlays and I kind of came up with this process, so wondered if it looks ok...

so, here's the original shot:

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2198/2714645764_60d299afb8.jpg

(original size: http://farm3.static.fl​ickr.com …14645764_b665a3​20c2_o.jpg (external link) )

and processed:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2713829465_07b74d700c.jpg

(original size: http://farm4.static.fl​ickr.com …13829465_c3932d​a7a2_o.jpg (external link) )

still working on the fine tuning and was figuring a little blur in the process too..

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Jul 29, 2008 14:41 |  #2

kind of like you zombified her




  
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Jul 29, 2008 15:10 |  #3

^ i agree, but it's kind of subtle and it sort of just looks like a difference in white balance or just desaturation.




  
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Jul 29, 2008 16:04 |  #4

I agree with the others. WHile it could be neat on some subjects, in this case, it made her look a bit like death warmed over :p


  
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Jul 29, 2008 16:31 |  #5

I agree with all of the above posts....sorry :(


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Jul 29, 2008 21:28 |  #6

I have to agree too, the coloring doesn't work for her.


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Jul 29, 2008 21:32 |  #7

Enable "IMAGE EDITING" and give us a chance :-)


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Aug 02, 2008 14:41 |  #8

Thanks for the feedback guys.. Like I say this was a work in progress... you are right in that it does look quite death like and washed out.. however, changing the perimeters of the black and white adjustment produces better colour as such.. (there actually looks like there's blood in her.. lol..)

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2726190076_9b36982062.jpg

so here I think I'm close in my goal of upping the contrast without the heavy saturation of an overlay layer (though it does include an overlay layer too...)

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Aug 02, 2008 14:45 as a reply to  @ Gottdammerung's post |  #9

Yikes.none of the photos are flattering:(


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Aug 02, 2008 15:10 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #10

So...what was the problem with the original file and what is your goal with this image?


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Aug 02, 2008 15:13 |  #11

Nah. it was more to do with producing an overlay without the oversaturation more than anything else.. the first image itself is a bit warm ( I think it was done under a modelling light, but can't exactly remember).. just looking to produce the natural skin tone but with added contrast ... she is actually that pale in the first place!


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Aug 02, 2008 15:36 as a reply to  @ Gottdammerung's post |  #12

In the original image, the skin is 1, maybe 2 points too magenta. Not really enough to say that it's too warm. Your edits on my profiled monitor and RGB/CMYK values show heavy lean towards blue/cyan.

I don't see much evidence of an overlay layer. A steeper curve on a curves adjustment layer will provide more contrast(and stay fully adjustable) without affecting hue too much.


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Aug 02, 2008 16:45 |  #13

I think I must tell you that if you are trying to make her look better, you are going in the wrong direction. Each image is less attractive. If that is what you are going for, you nailed it.
Do you mean a duplicate layer in overlay mode?
I am having a hard time figuring out what your goal is.


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Aug 02, 2008 18:17 |  #14

i am confused on what you are tryign to accomplish, you say natural skin tone but is lokoing more dead than natural...keep working


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