Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Most beautiful retouching I've ever seen

Photographer

Florian Wardell

Posts: 5

Paris, Île-de-France, France

I'd give my left nut to be able to do this. Anyone know how he did it?

http://500px.com/photo/11156153
http://500px.com/photo/29077009
http://500px.com/photo/19195525

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Mar 24 13 09:50 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9562

Seattle, Washington, US

Florian Wardell wrote:
I'd give my left nut to be able to do this. Anyone know how he did it?

http://500px.com/photo/11156153
http://500px.com/photo/29077009
http://500px.com/photo/19195525

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Ready to cut your left nut off. There are plenty of people here who know and be able to do these quite handily.

The question is whether they want your left nut or not. That would be the only reason that no one offers you help.

Unless someone has a giant lizard pet at home who loves human meat ball.

Peano, do you have a hungry giant lizard?

Mar 24 13 10:19 pm Link

Photographer

Brian T Rickey

Posts: 4007

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

those are cool, I like the coloring. . .  and there will be no cutting off of anything in this thread.

Mar 24 13 10:23 pm Link

Photographer

Sausage69

Posts: 101

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

This looks like the Painterly Look thread part 2!

Mar 25 13 01:18 am Link

Photographer

Barely StL

Posts: 906

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Florian Wardell wrote:
I'd give my left nut to be able to do this. Anyone know how he did it?

http://500px.com/photo/11156153
http://500px.com/photo/29077009
http://500px.com/photo/19195525

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The first and third examples look to me like mostly judicious use of dodge and burn - including a few strokes to make the collarbones, etc., look more 3-dimensional. I'd bet that the majority of those looks came right off the CF card.

In other words, if you want to do those looks, I'd put more thought into the llama, makeup and especially lighting than into post-processing.

Mar 25 13 01:26 am Link

Photographer

Florian Wardell

Posts: 5

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Well, I'm willing to pay whoever may be able to teach me this technique. Lighting, makeup and wind seems simple enough, it's all in the colors, the eyes, texture...

Mar 25 13 05:01 am Link

Digital Artist

Anthony Bryan

Posts: 40

London, England, United Kingdom

They really are stunning!

Mar 25 13 05:38 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Barely StL wrote:
In other words, if you want to do those looks, I'd put more thought into the model, makeup and especially lighting than into post-processing.

+1

It's more about the lighting and the model than the retouching.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Mar 25 13 06:57 am Link

Photographer

Downtown Pro Photo

Posts: 1556

Crystal Lake, Illinois, US

as said before, those images are more about the lighting with the right model for it than post work.
A little D&B with some tone mapping on a properly shot image is all that's needed.

Mar 25 13 11:07 am Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10307

Santa Ana, California, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
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It's more about the lighting and the llama than the retouching.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Yep - it's interesting how people nowdays in the photoshop world, see half-way articulate lighting and think it's photoshop.

Mar 25 13 11:15 am Link

Photographer

SKITA Studios

Posts: 1566

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Downtown Pro Photo wrote:
A little D

Mar 25 13 02:55 pm Link

Photographer

Nico Simon Princely

Posts: 1876

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

It's very nice but I would not trade my nuts either of them for anything thanks.

I'm sure I could duplicate it if I wanted... it's very similar to what I did in these two photos. Maybe I'll try one soon with these dark subdued colors and tones.

I was not going for the ethereal look and his colors are very subdued and muted. But the principals and techniques I believe are the same. It starts with the lighting and a good capture and then you do the rest in photoshop. Lots of skin smoothing and D&B.


On this below it was mostly the lighting.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110514/19/4dcf3f7e6ff40_m.jpg

I see he also did a lot of skin smoothing on red head.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110421/20/4db0fa2709dc0_m.jpg

Mar 25 13 03:27 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9562

Seattle, Washington, US

Nico Simon Princely wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110514/19/4dcf3f7e6ff40_m.jpg

I see he also did a lot of skin smoothing on red head.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110421/20/4db0fa2709dc0_m.jpg

At first glancing the post. I thought you mean you can make the top picture into the bottom picture. That would be quite impressive. Worth the nuts if you ask me.  smile

Mar 25 13 03:37 pm Link

Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

I would trade all of my nuts to be able to do that...cashews and walnuts, both.

Mar 26 13 01:47 pm Link

Photographer

Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

John Allan wrote:

Yep - it's interesting how people nowdays in the photoshop world, see half-way articulate lighting and think it's photoshop.

I would love if one of the "its all in the lights" guys would ever show a straight out of the camera shot that looks like the images they say it about.

Mar 26 13 02:27 pm Link

Retoucher

Bradford Retouching

Posts: 98

West Hollywood, California, US

Hire world class models, expert photographer and lighting guy. Get a great base image....

That alone will account for a lot of what you see in that photo. Those same retouch techniques done on a snap shot, for example, would be laughable and hardly noteworthy.

I do agree the images are beautiful, but a lot more than retouching went into creating them.

Mar 26 13 11:05 pm Link