What do you think about this?

Discussion in 'People' started by hoanginc, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. I took this photo a while ago, messed with photoshop:

  2. I like it a lot. I love the contrast... both in light/dark and the amount of dark vs. his slight smile. You might even want to push the light contrast a little more.

    Great portrait!

    edit: I take that back... leave the contrast where it is.
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  3. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    IMO.......brilliant shot, and excellent post processing.
  4. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    I think it's excellent and I dig your processing. Well done.
  5. Thanks guys, the post processing is just a blank layer, white and black brushes in soft light mode. This is the first photo of my project (finally I have some ideas!!!)
  6. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    That is striking. Nice job. at first the blue highlight on his glasses bothered me a bit but today I see it as a nice detail.
  7. wow i love that! x 10!
  8. Smashing, a great portrait.
  9. Great portrait.....................now if it had only been of Johnny Depp..........
  10. Haibane


    Aug 14, 2006
    Smyrna, Georgia
    I like, but is that blue light? I am kind of confused
  11. Seth


    Jun 6, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    I love the processing. Care to share more details on your processing technique used here? =]
  12. I'm not sure why it's blue like that, I shot this photo with only one SB600 mounted on my D70 (pointed almost straight up, indoor)

    Here's what I did:

    -Apply local contrast by using USM, i set the percentage to very low (below 5%) and the radius to high, about 70 pixel for a 6MPs image.
    -Create a blank layer on top of the image, set it to Soft Light blend mode.

    Then on that blank layer:
    -Use black brush to darken parts of the image, especially the shadow on the face, under the eyes.
    -Use white brush to lighten the highlights.

    -Add a hue/saturation layer on top of all, decrease the saturation a bit

    And lastly I did some surgery to his face using the Liquify tool.

    I include the original here (what a dull boring shot :mad:)

  13. Seth


    Jun 6, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Thanks for sharing! I'm going to give it a shot this evening.