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Mar 03, 2011 16:29 |  #31

im interested in how the shot of the RX8 was completed


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Mar 03, 2011 17:02 |  #32

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Please list the steps for people who are trying to learn. That's the point of this thread. Not just a before/after.

everything in this photo i used clone in this whole picture, been 2 hrs doing this, sorry for limited info


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Mar 03, 2011 17:40 |  #33

That's not just cloning. There looks to be more steps. Contrast? Levels? Curves? Saturation? vibrancy? etc. Those are the types of things people need to know. Not just "cloning".


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Mar 03, 2011 18:15 |  #34

If someone doesnt want to tell there PP techniques, u shouldnt really force it. Yes it will help u learn, but post processing is like a photographers DNA.. PP is hard to replicate exactly to that photographers style. No one wants a world where every picture looks the same right? Just play with photoshop a bit, and its fairly easy to pick up what was done. That being said... heres mine

Too many layers of cloning, various curves adjustments, high pass sharpening, lucasarts, and a photo filter in PS


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Mar 03, 2011 19:16 |  #35

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Can you talk us through your blurring for the rig look?

there's certainly a lot of magicians here who are well versed in the black art of photochop:p

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Mar 04, 2011 10:31 |  #36

[QUOTE=k.CHU;11951063]​If someone doesnt want to tell there PP techniques, u shouldnt really force it. Yes it will help u learn, but post processing is like a photographers DNA.. PP is hard to replicate exactly to that photographers style. No one wants a world where every picture looks the same right? Just play with photoshop a bit, and its fairly easy to pick up what was done. That being said... heres mine

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the purpose of THIS thread is to share your technique with the photos posted, so if someone doesnt want to share how they acheived that photo, then they dont post it here. they can post it in the other before / after thread.

BTW, thanks for adding yours in.


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Mar 04, 2011 11:55 |  #37

JMartel wrote in post #11950914 (external link)
That's not just cloning. There looks to be more steps. Contrast? Levels? Curves? Saturation? vibrancy? etc. Those are the types of things people need to know. Not just "cloning".

ppl asking me how can i do the bricks now u asking more info ok.... well i use clone 1st to make it more simple and clean then i had to do with curves and color balance and thats it


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Mar 04, 2011 12:04 |  #38

I'm asking for people who want to learn. I spend a lot of time in these types of threads in all the sub-forums trying to learn photoshop. I imagine that's how a lot of people on here learn, and most do not post.

So thank you. It is appreciated.


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Mar 04, 2011 12:57 as a reply to  @ JMartel's post |  #39

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This edit was from the 8 months ago or so, but I just opened the file for the first time in a while to add to this post and had forgotten how much work went into it. I had a total of 21 layers when I was done with this edit, so I will do my best to try and describe what I did (most of these techniques are rather simple....I just love working in separate layers).

The biggest thing was that this was 2 exposures turning the polarizer to affect different body panels. Basic levels and curves adjustments were first made as well as some cloning to remove and clean some of the reflections. For the body panels themselves there's 4 layers dedicated just to curves, levels, and shading. Everything that was black on the car was desaturated to ensure no color cast. Wheels and calipers were lightened using a separate exposure, same with the front lip of the car. The one thing that was NOT done to the car was adding any saturation at all. The background was pretty basic...huge amounts of curves and levelss to get it grungy, and desaturated to ensure no color casts.

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Mar 04, 2011 14:16 as a reply to  @ Caspita's post |  #40

This thread would benefit big time from a specific format to put your posts in. For example....List steps in number order and then show before and after picture. If someone doesn't feel like taking the time to do it correctly, erase their post. It isn't hard and anyone who doesn't "have the time" to do this shouldn't "have the time" to be on the forums either.


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Mar 04, 2011 15:21 |  #41

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This edit was from the 8 months ago or so, but I just opened the file for the first time in a while to add to this post and had forgotten how much work went into it. I had a total of 21 layers when I was done with this edit, so I will do my best to try and describe what I did (most of these techniques are rather simple....I just love working in separate layers).

The biggest thing was that this was 2 exposures turning the polarizer to affect different body panels. Basic levels and curves adjustments were first made as well as some cloning to remove and clean some of the reflections. For the body panels themselves there's 4 layers dedicated just to curves, levels, and shading. Everything that was black on the car was desaturated to ensure no color cast. Wheels and calipers were lightened using a separate exposure, same with the front lip of the car. The one thing that was NOT done to the car was adding any saturation at all. The background was pretty basic...huge amounts of curves and levelss to get it grungy, and desaturated to ensure no color casts.

Great post Caspita. How many exposures total did you do? I need to start doing multiple exposures. It's more PP work, but it's worth it. Any way you can show all the different exposures you used? Just so I and everyone else can see what the different parts came from?


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Mar 04, 2011 15:29 |  #42

Post-Processing automotive images can be a lot different than other subject matter. And this thread could be of great help to those of us still learning (and still very interesting to the more seasoned photographers among us).

If you don't feel like listing the steps, then just a before and after would be awesome!!!

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Mar 04, 2011 15:29 |  #43

Can anyone help me out with this?

I have this picture saved on my computer from a while back, and I've been trying to figure out how it was processed. The car almost looks not real. I really want to learn how to get this effect. Unfortunately, I don't know the photographer so I can't link from them directly or credit them.

EDIT: Found the place it was hosted along with other views. I can sort of piece together how it was lit.

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Mar 04, 2011 17:15 |  #44

JMartel wrote in post #11956584 (external link)
Great post Caspita. How many exposures total did you do? I need to start doing multiple exposures. It's more PP work, but it's worth it. Any way you can show all the different exposures you used? Just so I and everyone else can see what the different parts came from?

Just 2....I try to keep it as simple as possible. I should probably clarify that my multiple exposures are not at differing exposures but rather different positions for the polarizer. And I would HIGHLY recommend it, it works wonders (just make sure you have a tripod).

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You can see how I used the polarizer for the driver side of the vehicle rid numerous distractions compared to the other photo. I will attach this photo in my original post as well so you can see the difference between the two photos.

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Mar 04, 2011 18:08 |  #45

So the polarizer got rid of the reflections in the driver side body panels. Nice. I have one that fits my 50mm, but I haven't used it in a while. Did you just desaturate the headlights to get rid of the rainbow effect from the polarizer?


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