Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > "glazed" photo look

Photographer

FSG Photography

Posts: 8

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hi, I'm a relative newbie and I'm trying to bump up the impact of my images.   I've come across a few post-processing techniques I'd like to try, but I can't find any information on how they are done.  I apologize in advance if this question has already been asked and answered. 

The first is the "glazed" look that Jaime Ibarra and others use so well http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid= … up_id=&ua=

I've tried playing around with curves and opacity levels but don't seem to be able to come anywhere close. 

Any pointers to online tutorials or books are appreciated.

Cheers

Nov 26 09 06:27 am Link

Digital Artist

RyzeOnline

Posts: 35

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I believe your try to play with Cross-Processing or Lomo Photography --

http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/ph … ge_effect/

http://digital-photography-school.com/h … hotography

Good for you for gettin' out there and enhancing your skills!

Nov 26 09 06:47 am Link

Photographer

vlmedia

Posts: 169

Salem, Oregon, US

FSG Photography wrote:
The first is the "glazed" look that Jaime Ibarra and others use so well http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid= … up_id=&ua=

I've tried playing around with curves and opacity levels but don't seem to be able to come anywhere close. 

Any pointers to online tutorials or books are appreciated.

Cheers

This is done with a levels adjustment. Looks to me like output levels was tweaked, then with a another levels adjustment only the red channel was modified. Try it.

Nov 26 09 07:15 am Link

Retoucher

Tarazz

Posts: 142

Howell, New Jersey, US

hey try this, this will get you started
http://i45.tinypic.com/5drlp4.jpg

Nov 26 09 07:30 am Link

Retoucher

Natalia_Taffarel

Posts: 7665

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tarazz wrote:
hey try this, this will get you started
http://i45.tinypic.com/5drlp4.jpg

+1

Nov 26 09 09:11 am Link

Photographer

Hipgnosis Dreams

Posts: 8943

Dallas, Texas, US

Jaime's a nice guy.  Why not email him and ask directly?

Nov 26 09 11:58 am Link

Photographer

Brian T Rickey

Posts: 4008

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

SpiritSentient wrote:
I believe your try to play with Cross-Processing or Lomo Photography --

http://digital-photography-school.com/h … hotography

Good for you for gettin' out there and enhancing your skills!

OP, make an action of that tutorial , but do not have the action flatten image.  You can then play around with the color overlay and curves adjustment.  Using those together can give you great results.  That tutorial is great, some of the good things in life are still free.

Nov 26 09 12:09 pm Link

Photographer

Brian T Rickey

Posts: 4008

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

A slice of oblivion wrote:
Jaime's a nice guy.  Why not email him and ask directly?

And yes he is, he will take the time to answer pms.  I once asked him what kind of lights he used to get those amazing photos.  His answer.....if I remember correctly I don't think he even owns a flash!  Ya gotta love those skills!

Nov 26 09 12:13 pm Link

Photographer

FSG Photography

Posts: 8

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thanks all for the suggestions.  I had considered emailing Jaime, but over on dA his images get 20000 views a days.  I didn't think he'd have time for one more email smile

It looks like I have a few options to try.  I'll give 'em a whirl and report back.

Cheers.

Nov 26 09 12:25 pm Link

Photographer

Don Garrett

Posts: 4451

Escondido, California, US

I do everything I can to drive out all the "haze" from an image. But, if this is the effect you want, I would just add a layer on top of the image, edit>fill that layer at 100% opacity with a white, or off white, (whatever color cast you want to give it), and take the opacity of that layer down to whatever amount you want, to get the look you desire. I would think about 5-10%, (or less). Then merge that layer down.
-Don
EDIT: Just messing around, I tried it, filling in the top layer with a pale grayish green. With the layer at 15% opacity, it looked almost exactly like the effect you linked to. You would need different colors and opacities of the top layer, depending on the contrast, and color cast of the image below it to get the look you want.

Nov 26 09 12:26 pm Link

Retoucher

Solstice Retouch

Posts: 2779

New York, New York, US

Definitely send him a note, great guy.

He's also loved on Deviant Art heavily

http://www.deviantart.com/#order=11
Always in the top 24 upon submission.

Nov 26 09 12:35 pm Link

Photographer

Duncan Hall

Posts: 3101

San Francisco, California, US

Also, don't forget to lower the contrast. You'll notice that there's no true black or white in most of those shots. Don't use the contrast slider, though. Use curves and apply a similar adjustment to the RGB curve that they show you for the Blue/Yellow curve.

Nov 27 09 06:47 am Link

Photographer

Jynxs Photography

Posts: 35

Rena, Hedmark, Norway

In Photoshop:
Make a new layer,
fill it with a beige/yellow color (low saturation)
set the layer style to "pin light"
Play with the opacity of the layer.

That should create something similar to the example you posted.

Nov 27 09 07:09 am Link

Photographer

svc photography

Posts: 1107

Medford, Massachusetts, US

I'm very into this thread and trying some of the techniques as well.

Very interesting!

Nov 27 09 01:29 pm Link

Photographer

MisterC

Posts: 15162

Portland, Oregon, US

A slice of oblivion wrote:
Jaime's a nice guy.  Why not email him and ask directly?

He offers personal tutorials... but.it.ain't.free.

Nov 27 09 08:23 pm Link

Photographer

Brian T Rickey

Posts: 4008

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

MinisterC  wrote:

He charges that's why. ; )

He offers personal tutorials... but.it.aint. free.

I did not know that but I would have to say it's probably worth the money.  Michael Rosen in Chicago does as well and I plan on attending one of his workshops one of these days.

Nov 27 09 08:32 pm Link

Photographer

Andrew Thomas Evans

Posts: 24078

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Duncan Hall wrote:
Also, don't forget to lower the contrast. You'll notice that there's no true black or white in most of those shots. Don't use the contrast slider, though. Use curves and apply a similar adjustment to the RGB curve that they show you for the Blue/Yellow curve.

Or you can do this with jacked up black settings on a cmyk conversion.

smile

Nov 27 09 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

MisterC

Posts: 15162

Portland, Oregon, US

Brian T Rickey wrote:

I did not know that but I would have to say it's probably worth the money.  Michael Rosen in Chicago does as well and I plan on attending one of his workshops one of these days.

Yea, I think I could learn a lot from Mr Iberra... and I do plan on attending one of his workshops as soon as I have the money as well. Should be fun.

Nov 27 09 11:52 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Evans again

Posts: 4

Portland, Oregon, US

I know exactly how Jaime does his post work! I thought the fee was very reasonable based on what I learned. If you want to advance your skills, you need to pay. Whether it's by experimentation or paying to learn what you want.

Put money in his paypal!

www.carlevans.com Bitches!

Dec 08 09 10:04 pm Link

Photographer

Phil Neff

Posts: 452

Timberville, Virginia, US

Tutorials from Jaime are well worth it.  Seriously.

Dec 09 09 02:04 am Link

Retoucher

Virtuoso Skins

Posts: 333

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Oooo it's Jaime & Jessa, one of my favorite photographers and one of my favorite models smile

I have no idea how he actually does it, but at a glance, I'd day Tarazz is dead on.

Dec 10 09 12:29 am Link

Model

Lea Halliwell

Posts: 3939

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Where would one go to pay for & get the tutorials?  Does anyone know?

Dec 10 09 12:41 am Link

Photographer

MisterC

Posts: 15162

Portland, Oregon, US

Lea Halliwell wrote:
Where would one go to pay for & get the tutorials?  Does anyone know?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/59023

Dec 10 09 12:47 am Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9566

Seattle, Washington, US

Carl Evans again wrote:
I know exactly how Jaime does his post work! I thought the fee was very reasonable based on what I learned. If you want to advance your skills, you need to pay.

That's right. Gotta pay the tuition, Don't get the idea that everything found on MM is free.

Dec 10 09 12:58 am Link

Model

Lea Halliwell

Posts: 3939

Lexington, Kentucky, US

MinisterC  wrote:

You can send Jamie a message here on MM and he'll give you his number.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/59023

So he does it over the phone?

Dec 10 09 01:00 am Link

Photographer

Allen Studios

Posts: 28

WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina, US

I'm an avid follower of the threads here on MM because of the generosity of many of the retouchers and photographers.  While nothing is "free,"  I have certainly enjoyed a wealth of information just in the retoucher's forum. 
With that said, every image will interact differently.  I tried this with a "high-key" image of mine.  Simply a baby blue solid color adjustment layer set to linear or vivid light and lowered opacity to taste.  Gave me the tint and lower contrast all in one step! 
Hope this helps.

Dec 10 09 09:19 am Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

this $$$ talk make me wanna reveal everybodies secrets for free and then we'll see what happens.

Jaime will sure stay in business for a very long time no matter who knows how he does what he does.

Dec 10 09 09:36 am Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9566

Seattle, Washington, US

Koray wrote:
this $$$ talk make me wanna reveal everybodies secrets for free and then we'll see what happens.

let's do it.

I like to pay, but I just can't afford it

Dec 10 09 10:39 am Link

Photographer

Brian T Rickey

Posts: 4008

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Dec 12 09 10:39 pm Link

Photographer

Peter N Photography

Posts: 126

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

Just finished my lesson with Jaime and all I can say is wow. Jaime has been a graphic artist for years and truly understands post processing. I now can do away with Topaz and Phototools which usually muddies my images when I attempted to "cross process" to get Jaime's look.

I love the way his images retain details, light/ shadow without being blurred or homogeneous.
His techniques require several steps but they're genius in their economy and most importantly precision. Well worth the money.

Also priceless was Jaime's approach to eliciting emotions from his subjects. Hearing him speak about how he does this was an eye opener. My cold approach of just telling the model to relax or smile will not suffice from now on. wink

Dec 13 09 10:59 pm Link

Model

Lea Halliwell

Posts: 3939

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Peter N Photography wrote:
Just finished my lesson with Jaime and all I can say is wow. Jaime has been a graphic artist for years and truly understands post processing. I now can do away with Topaz and Phototools which usually muddies my images when I attempted to "cross process" to get Jaime's look.

I love the way his images retain details, light/ shadow without being blurred or homogeneous.
His techniques require several steps but they're genius in their economy and most importantly precision. Well worth the money.

Also priceless was Jaime's approach to eliciting emotions from his subjects. Hearing him speak about how he does this was an eye opener. My cold approach of just telling the model to relax or smile will not suffice from now on. wink

Thank you for sharing.  smile

Dec 13 09 11:09 pm Link

Photographer

MisterC

Posts: 15162

Portland, Oregon, US

Peter N Photography wrote:
Just finished my lesson with Well worth the money.

Yes, but how's Jaime's accent? Seriously, thanks for the recommendation,

Dec 13 09 11:11 pm Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

Peter N Photography wrote:
Just finished my lesson with Jaime and all I can say is wow.

Cool.

But this forum is about sharing secrets not charging for them.

You are damaging his business teasing me focus on how he does what he does other than getting the model in the mood.

Just so you know.

Dec 13 09 11:30 pm Link

Model

Lea Halliwell

Posts: 3939

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Koray wrote:

Cool.

But this forum is about sharing secrets not charging for them.

You are damaging his business teasing me focus on how he does what he does other than getting the model in the mood.

Just so you know.

Huh?

Dec 13 09 11:34 pm Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

Lea Halliwell wrote:
Huh?

I'm trying to say that his ways of post processing can be figured out by one or more of us.
there is no need for replies that are like advertising.

Dec 13 09 11:43 pm Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

My point is:
we cant have the same models and sets. We cant motive a model like he does. We dont have his camera and lights. We dont have his vision.
We are not him.

but after all is done, comes post processing and thats what this forum is all about.

Dec 13 09 11:51 pm Link

Photographer

Joseph Jason Photograph

Posts: 2653

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US

Koray wrote:

I'm trying to say that his ways of post processing can be figured out by one or more of us.

And yet after 4 posts, you have shared nothing other than your ego. Nice. Maybe the world owes you a $1 everytime someone else makes money from retouch...since you are the king of it right.

Dec 14 09 04:57 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Evans again

Posts: 4

Portland, Oregon, US

Joseph Jason Photograph wrote:

And yet after 4 posts, you have shared nothing other than your ego. Nice. Maybe the world owes you a $1 everytime someone else makes money from retouch...since you are the king of it right.

Haha!

Dec 14 09 10:16 pm Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

Joseph Jason Photograph wrote:
And yet after 4 posts, you have shared nothing other than your ego. Nice. Maybe the world owes you a $1 everytime someone else makes money from retouch...since you are the king of it right.

Carl Evans again wrote:
Haha!

this is why I'm having doubts about the purpose of this forum.

thank you.

Dec 14 09 11:03 pm Link

Photographer

Carle Photography

Posts: 9227

Oakland, California, US

Koray wrote:
My point is:
we cant have the same models and sets. We cant motive a model like he does. We dont have his camera and lights. We dont have his vision.
We are not him.

but after all is done, comes post processing and thats what this forum is all about.

Koray is right...

There are hundreds of ways to get the same type of look in post.
and many of those have to do with the originally of vision.

Here is a blog that goes over several steps that have that glazed vintage feel.


http://lot8studios.blogspot.com/?zx=d414d764700cb2c4

Dec 14 09 11:10 pm Link