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  1. Evertking

    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    I have been practicing Photoshop till my eyes are Crossed and I still have no clue on how somethings are done. This guy, to me, is amazing. How does he get that look to his photos? Is it a plug-in?
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    It's some kind of hdr, paint... I have no clue.. but I want to learn it but where do you learn this at???


     
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    Tone mapping. I'll go whip up and example and post it.

    Joe
     
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    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    And yes, I emailed the photographer and have not gotten a reply. But it seems to me, that most keep their PP a secret.
    I have searched YouTube and can find nothing.
     
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    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    Thank you..THANK YOU.. Photoshop is an endless tool with a gigantic learning curve.
     
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    OK, but if you really want to get involved in this kind of manipulation purchase of an inexpensive tone mapping app might serve you better than Photoshop alone. Photo above on left is normal processed. On the right I took the same photo and put it in Oloneo and clicked a pre-set -- that's just a one click and run. It can be finessed from there to what you want but that shows the type of process that's being applied. Under the Image/Adjustments menu PS has HDR toning and Shadow/Highlights controls which will let you move in that direction but they are crude compared to an app designed to do that job.

    This goes hand in hand with HDR and your instinct in that regard was correct. Once an HDR image is created it's basically pretty worthless unless it's tone mapped to a normal distribution. Tone mapping pushed creates the kind of effects you saw in that linked work. The photog you linked is getting much more involved and combining tone mapping effects and masking to limit the tone mapping to local areas. In other words what I did to the whole photo above but blended and restricted with masking.

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    HDR. Do you have the actions and presets I sent you. Try playing with them. Also in LR look at the split toning option for Highlights and Shadows.
     
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    you're probably too good at photoshop is the problem...


    read heavily into that.
     
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    I experienced that when I was trying to paint my dining room "mottled". Since I am a good painter, I had a very difficult time trying to make it look uneven. Wifey was at my elbow, ready with the "stop now" command. Otherwise it would have been all even and such.
     
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    Evertking How do I turn this thing on? Supporting Member

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    You don't like his work?
     
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    It's OK for those that like massively altered, surreal, cartoonish post processing of a photograph.
     
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    You sure you didn't hold back some? :biggrin:
     
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    not in the slightest. some of it is neat (dogs, snowman), but the grade school kid processing on the shots like the santa ones, or the barbie doll smoothing of the shot with the two women... give me a break.
     
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