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Photographer
Bodyshop Studio
Posts: 34
Provo, Utah, US


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31105599

I'm very new to photography and post processing, so forgive my naivety.    But I'm wondering what goes into getting a look like this?  It reminds me of Rockwell from Saturday Evening Post almost.  I know I can't expect a tutorial here, but some basic elements that happen in post to achieve this....or point me in a direction for tutoring....

Thank you!

Also....I don't know if this is the way to post that link to the pic?  I hope it shows.  I didn't want to post the pic without permission, but I like the example. 

Thanks again
Jul 09 13 08:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Downtown Pro Photo
Posts: 1,543
Crystal Lake, Illinois, US


Looks like a lot of Dodging and Burning going on.
Make a new layer, fill with 50% grey, set blend mode to Soft Light and  use a brush set to a low opacity to paint in black to darken, white to lighten.
That's a basic start on it.  Using different blend modes can emphasize it more or make it more subtle.  Some people will have a layer for burning and another one for dodging.  You can also use colors instead of just B/W.
Experiment with it on some image using different blend modes, brush opacities, brush shapes and hardness and colors to see what you get.
Change the blend modes of layers already done to see how different the looks are.
Jul 09 13 10:34 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Topaz Detail can create a similar effect . . .

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/grunge2_zpsd54a1f9f.gif
Jul 09 13 12:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Joann Empson
Posts: 430
Walnut Creek, California, US


With GIMP, you can get a similar effect using the G'MIC Texture Enhance filter.

http://i.imgur.com/oEfNmCl.gif
Jul 09 13 12:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Yugoboy
Posts: 77
Rochester, New York, US


HDR, maybe.

I have a habit of going a little overboard with HDR, but if you can get subtler than me, that look can emerge.
They also chose an awesome location.
Jul 09 13 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
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Posts: 43
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia


looks like d&b or maybe some hdr effect or both
Jul 12 13 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R.EYE.R
Posts: 2,760
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Looks like a HDTM from a single exposure.
Topaz HDR or NikColorFX will do the job.
Jul 13 13 03:30 am  Link  Quote 
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