Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > How was this look achieved?

Photographer

Houston Costa

Posts: 4

Los Angeles, California, US

Feb 07 13 10:11 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9573

Seattle, Washington, US

Houston Costa wrote:
Any advice or tutorial on how these photos were edited would be greatly appreciated!

Below is the link to the photos..

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lbl6klj47otl5et/5CdEHlh560

Use a computer and a software program called Photoshop.

Feb 07 13 11:05 pm Link

Photographer

Velvet Paper Photo

Posts: 468

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Chuckarelei wrote:

Use a computer and a software program called Photoshop.

That's rude.

Feb 07 13 11:14 pm Link

Photographer

Gilzers

Posts: 4

Southampton, England, United Kingdom

In all honesty, I dont think Chuck was being particularly rude. From what I see, there isnt notably much editing.

Looking at your own portfolio, I can see that you might be looking at these photos and thinking "How do I make the skin look so good and get those amazing reflections in the skin".

There are two things:

1) Hire a good model - which it looks like you already have done.
2) Setup up good lighting - learn how to use softboxes, reflectors and when to use the more harsh direct light.

I suspect much of what you see as editing is just good lighting. There may be a little skin retouching simply using the blemish tool or gentle blurring.

Feb 07 13 11:25 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9573

Seattle, Washington, US

Velvet Paper Photo wrote:
That's rude.

Before you say 'rude', do you know what specifics op was talking about? No, you don't and you are clueless on what editing op was referring to, right?

Feb 07 13 11:49 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4124

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Chuckarelei wrote:

Use a computer and a software program called Photoshop.

Doable entirely without post work.   Also doable in Lightroom smile

Feb 07 13 11:55 pm Link

Photographer

Geoff Jones

Posts: 1508

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Fotografica Gregor wrote:

Doable entirely without post work.   Also doable in Lightroom smile

How would you do that without post work?

Feb 08 13 01:04 am Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

they have a nice grain in them and a very specific colour palette.

Feb 08 13 02:09 am Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 729

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Is a matter of playing with tones in camera Raw/lightroom/capture one...

Feb 08 13 02:30 am Link

Photographer

Marc Mansville

Posts: 12

Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic

just reduce the contrast and/or put a another hue layer over it and maybe some grain. all possible with lightroom or camera raw. really nuthing special.

Feb 08 13 05:49 am Link