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Photoshop CS3 - fun with PP
Posted By: roentarre, 01-31-2007, 12:29 AM

Got Photoshop CS3 2 weeks ago. Just having a bit of fun with this new software reading a few books from borders bookshop.

This is a protrait photo taken with Fa31mm f1.8 wide open: Sample




And I turned it into this ...




This took about 4 layers and a lot of colour bleaching and blending with overlay and hard light...

You might hate it but it was fun. It was a bit sad using a good lens and tortue the picture into this but it was quite fun for me.

C&C welcomed


James

p.s. Totally novice in PP here. Clarence, you got any suggestions?
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01-31-2007, 03:46 AM   #2
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Neat effect James, although maybe with the wrong gender???
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Interesting experiment. Those rings look a lot like ND filters. How did you make them?
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Mmmm

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Neat effect James, although maybe with the wrong gender???
Yeah, wrong gender after Joele saw that as well...

I am desperate in finding cute woman models actually. But this one will do

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Interesting experiment. Those rings look a lot like ND filters. How did you make them?
Hey Clarence. You got me hooked into post processing now. A lot of fun.

It took me 3 days to play around with the functions in photoshop.

I start with creating a brush preset, a circle filled with mid grey and stroke with 15 width black colour. The whole thing saved in brush preset under edit function.

Then create a new canvas 3000 X 3000 pixel with black foreground and white background. Copy and paste original image to this canvas and create a fill layer beneath the image (using any colour you like). Then multiple masking and unmasking with multiple repeated use of layers overlap each other.

Then this is the end of multiple torture of this image

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Another touch up work

Original

Fa 77 Ltd wide open



Then I turned it into this... oops



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Looks like you're having way to much fun there Roentarre The first one has an interesting effect and appeal to it, the second one not so much...your eyelids look a little freaky.

Keep up the good work!
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LOL

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the second one not so much...your eyelids look a little freaky.

Keep up the good work!
Thank you for the honest feedback.

The eye lid part was my attempt to "open up" the eye lids while creating that feminine look. A common technique used in magazine cover girl editing - producing beautiful effect.

That is what makes a pro and an amateur...

I am never a PP person and I shoot things the way they were. Lately I had seen a lot of great PP from fellow pentax users. Hence I started my craze going through these PP books.

Still fun. It might take a while for my obsession to settle

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I like it, just because it looks like something that you had a fair amount of fun with.

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I'm afraid I have bad news for you The obsession will never settle There's no turning back now!
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Thank you for the honest feedback.

It might take a while for my obsession to settle

Cheers
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Experimenting

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I like it, just because it looks like something that you had a fair amount of fun with.
I will play around a few more functions with photoshop when I got some more spare time later on. More touch up. Thank you for being so brave siding with me!!

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It is alright, I do not mind this at all.

I did a lot dispatch on the cheeks, replacing the skin tone with the one on forehead - less wrinkles and blemishes.

The layer mask is probably filled with too much gaussian blurr. I might turn the opacity down to 20%...

Thanks for the feedback
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Both are very interesting. In the first, it's a fun final result.

The second, I think would be improved by a little less opacity with the gaussen blur....it looks a bit much the way it is currently, but it does give it that 'glow' which some of those model shots have.
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Hi Andrew

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Both are very interesting. In the first, it's a fun final result.

The second, I think would be improved by a little less opacity with the gaussen blur....it looks a bit much the way it is currently, but it does give it that 'glow' which some of those model shots have.
Yeah, Andrew. I am glad that you can tell what I was wanting to do. Will try to improve on the 2nd one in the future

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