PDA

View Full Version : How convert a photo to design like this sample?


maxpi3
06-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Hi i've find this photomanipulation made from photographer Federico Chiesa.

http://a255.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/120/l_c7925c78d6f126e81265fdd37c74ffce.jpg

I thinks he is very strong with photomanipulation, and I ask myself if he use a Photoshop Action or a Plugin.
Someone can explain me how can i Make this effect?

Thanks

TheNeverman
06-05-2008, 04:06 PM
looks mostly like color manipulation to me...
maybe simulate a bleach-bypass effect...

maxpi3
06-05-2008, 04:09 PM
looks mostly like color manipulation to me...
maybe simulate a bleach-bypass effect...

what's beach-bypass ?
Can you give me a link or more info about this?

dyna-mic
06-06-2008, 02:54 PM
you should try lucius art... its a plugin.. it creats that contrast look... (i dont know if its free or not)
other than that play around with levels and curves.

maxpi3
06-06-2008, 03:07 PM
you should try lucius art... its a plugin.. it creats that contrast look... (i dont know if its free or not)
other than that play around with levels and curves.

Are you sure ?
i've try to search on Google it seems not exists :blush:
have you got the official website or the name of producter?

dyna-mic
06-06-2008, 04:42 PM
Are you sure ?
i've try to search on Google it seems not exists :blush:
have you got the official website or the name of producter?

sorry my bad.
the name is lucisArt image plugin!
http://www.lucisart.com/

TheNeverman
06-06-2008, 05:14 PM
...google should keep you busy for a bit...
:scream:

what's beach-bypass ?
Can you give me a link or more info about this?

pgraham
06-06-2008, 06:37 PM
Take a look at Unsharp Mask. Using a wide radius can get you that high contrast look, and using a low radius will give you the sharp look like in the hair and hands. Also it looks to
me like this has some airbrush blended in, maybe with overlay or dodge+burn modes.

rende
06-09-2008, 10:31 AM
duplicate the layer, put the top one on Color and then on the bottom go to Image > Adjustments > Curves and make it an S curve. The bright spots get brighter, dark gets darker without losing color information.

Dtox
06-11-2008, 05:27 PM
You won't get that same effect unless you can control the lighting conditions when the photo is taken.
It will be difficult to take a basic photo and apply the same look.

It looks like basic studio lighting, but studio lighting is hard to achieve without an actual studio light rig.

You need some reflectors, diffusers, and maybe even a polarizer or neutral density filter for the camera.

Keep in mind that a professional studio uses a device that synchronizes the flash from external lights with the camera.
Available light photos don't get that same contrast.

You can go out and buy foam core board to use as a low intensity reflector/diffuser either at a photography shop or art store maybe even at wal-mart or somewhere like that.

That would help, but you'll still need a decent light rig for it to work right.

There's a photoshop action called "urban acid" that makes photos look similar to this.

Check this out.
The link is to "ATN central" where you can download all sorts of actions.
The image shows urban acids effect.
The 3rd link shows the same image with a before and after mouseover.
http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm
http://www.atncentral.com/images/After%20Doors.jpg
Mouse-over::
http://www.atncentral.com/Pages/Urban_Acid.htm
It de-saturates certain colors and uses an aggressive curve layer to achieve this effect.

There's an action on that page called "professional retro" that is also similar.

Neil
06-18-2008, 02:53 PM
Do you want to "photograph" like that, or "manipulate" like that?
IE: Do you already have a photo that you want to adjust to look like that?

maxpi3
06-18-2008, 03:05 PM
Thanks to all... i can try with some of thes photos i've make.

http://www.maxphotoart.com/portfolio/portraits/studio_02.jpg http://www.maxphotoart.com/portfolio/portraits/studio_03.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2475536704_648db2519b.jpg
I think they can be good for make some trials :) or isn't ?

maxpi3
06-18-2008, 03:06 PM
Do you want to "photograph" like that, or "manipulate" like that?
IE: Do you already have a photo that you want to adjust to look like that?
I want to manipulate...
for make a photo like this i think to be able :)

Dtox
06-23-2008, 08:53 AM
Well, the 1st photo might be alright.
The other 2 you have them wearing white against a white background.

That's kind of a "no-no".

Look at the 2nd photo, the white blouse disappears into the background.

Isolate the subject and put her against a background that's a medium gray or other contrasting color.

You can't really get good contrast with a white on white scheme.

It's a good rule of thumb to use a background color or shade that isn't present in the foreground.

CGTalk Moderation
06-23-2008, 08:53 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.