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Photographer

spikey123123

Posts: 17

Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia

Id like to know how do you think this is done?  He always has great skin tone in his photos. whatever i do i cant get that colour of skintones (skintones are always complementary in colour to the rest of the image).
here are few exsamples:

http://attheloft.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54 … c3f970c-pi
http://attheloft.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54 … c9d970b-pi

http://media.vogue.com/files/filecheck/ … how_v2.jpg

Apr 26 12 01:17 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Looks like cross-processing to me. Check these links to see how to analyze shadow and highlight values. Those will tell most of the tale about what was done. (In this case, there was also some bending in the middle of some curves, such as pulling down the middle of the red curve.)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15855107

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15225821

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st16402491

I suspect the original looked something like this (right):

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8175/crossreverse.jpg

Apr 26 12 01:37 pm Link

Photographer

spikey123123

Posts: 17

Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia

Apr 26 12 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

spikey123123

Posts: 17

Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia

thanks for the links Peano.

Apr 26 12 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

spikey123123

Posts: 17

Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia

since this is quite new to me, could you tell me what settings did you use to get back to "normal" photo? and why? if it is not to much trouble

Apr 30 12 10:42 am Link

Retoucher

Natalia_Taffarel

Posts: 7665

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

spikey123123 wrote:
since this is quite new to me, could you tell me what settings did you use to get back to "normal" photo? and why? if it is not to much trouble

Think in terms of Highlights and Shadows.

To remove the tint.

Use the individual channels in the curve -

Try it first

Apr 30 12 11:47 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

spikey123123 wrote:
since this is quite new to me, could you tell me what settings did you use to get back to "normal" photo? and why? if it is not to much trouble

Setting white and black points will get rid of the cast in the highlights and shadows. For the midtones, I used the gray dropper in different places at various settings -- several different curves layers for those adjustments, selectively applied with the mask.

May 05 12 10:50 am Link

Photographer

spikey123123

Posts: 17

Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia

I thought you menaged to do it only with curves without masks. That way you would have done my life much easier. I can do it using masks and hue/sat layer or solid color layers. But the problem i usualy get is it does not look natural. On his photos iyt looks like the strobe light is filtered towards tungsten but that is not the case. I can never get it to look natural on wrinkeled clothes like on this photo
http://s42.radikal.ru/i098/1103/b5/82e6135fcd05.jpg
And the skin tones look great to me. I think becouse of his skin tones i can always recognize it is his photo. Im not able to duplicate this look and i like it a lot.

May 07 12 03:08 am Link

Retoucher

Natalia_Taffarel

Posts: 7665

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

spikey123123 wrote:
I thought you menaged to do it only with curves without masks.

The split tone cn be done with curves and no masks but not what you just linked

http://www.nataliataffarel.com/spikey123123.jpg I did that with one of your images. You can have the psd - adj layers and masks.

x

May 07 12 08:17 am Link

Photographer

Daniel Ecoff

Posts: 419

SHERMAN OAKS, California, US

Think !!!! thats my recommendation. Think COLOR... you want cross ? Warm Hi-lites, Cold Shadows... there are many ways to create that in PS. MANY !!!! the simplest being Color Correction.

Im not saying this to sound or be rude. smile

May 07 12 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

Zantz

Posts: 11

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Hi I am from Singapore

Thank you llamamayhem, Peano and Natalie for taking their quality time to reply to this thread and of course and share on getting the looks. Thanks for OP to share this question as well.

I really love this controlled tone done by Natalie, May I know if you could share the PSD?

May 23 12 08:13 am Link

Photographer

Dimitri_W

Posts: 13

Ratisbon, Bavaria, Germany

Natalia_Taffarel wrote:

The split tone cn be done with curves and no masks but not what you just linked

http://www.nataliataffarel.com/spikey123123.jpg I did that with one of your images. You can have the psd - adj layers and masks.

x

Thank you very much Natalia, coloring looks great.
Would really appreciate it if you can also send me the .PSD file.

May 23 12 08:31 am Link

Retoucher

Natalia_Taffarel

Posts: 7665

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dimitri_W wrote:

Thank you very much Natalia, coloring looks great.
Would really appreciate it if you can also send me the .PSD file.

Not really my call is it?

smile

May 23 12 09:03 am Link

Retoucher

Natalia_Taffarel

Posts: 7665

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Zantz wrote:
I really love this controlled tone done by Natalie, May I know if you could share the PSD?

Natalia smile

I can't post it without the photographer's permission - even if he does agree - I don't have it anymore hmm Maybe he can post it

Btw I might be in Singapore again October this year smile

May 23 12 09:15 am Link

Retoucher

Red-dragon

Posts: 1

Florence, Toscana, Italy

Peano wrote:
Looks like cross-processing to me. Check these links to see how to analyze shadow and highlight values. Those will tell most of the tale about what was done. (In this case, there was also some bending in the middle of some curves, such as pulling down the middle of the red curve.)

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15855107

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15225821

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st16402491

I suspect the original looked something like this (right):

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8175/crossreverse.jpg

using masks smile easy in fact smile

May 23 12 11:35 am Link

Photographer

Zantz

Posts: 11

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Natalia_Taffarel wrote:
Btw I might be in Singapore again October this year smile

Thank you Natalia for the quick response. I was unable to attend your workshop due to military commitment but this time I am sure I won't miss it. I look forward to your arrival in Singapore smile

May 23 12 11:47 am Link