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Johannes Kornelius
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2003
    Orginal shot.


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8/22/2006 12:23:55 PM

 
Teresa Lee
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
 

Ok, this is amazing -- I gotta know how you did this.


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8/22/2006 12:33:51 PM

 
Tarun Bose
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/25/2006
 

Good work done in PS. Good colour tones and lighting. Well done Johannes.


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8/22/2006 12:35:37 PM

 
Autum Rhoades
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2005
 

I'm with Teresa, how did you do this? Obviously you layered two photographs, but how did you get the lighting to change on the child so that it was more golden. Beautiful work, Johannes. Gorgeous!


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8/22/2006 12:50:04 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/10/2006
 

Beautiful~


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8/22/2006 1:03:10 PM

 
William F. Clair
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Simply put...a winner!!!


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8/22/2006 1:17:24 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Hi Teresa,Tarun,Autum,Chastity. Thank you all for your comments.
This is done in photoshop. The first step is to adjust the skin tone to warmer cast by using "Photo Filter:Warming Filter 81" by 65%. To lower the contrast of the subject, I created a layer with solid black color then masked by the shape of the photo to avoid effecting the background image. Then apply SOFTLIGHT mode (50%). Lastly, I created a circular gradient layer (MULTIPLY mode 100%) to enhance the overall mood.


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8/22/2006 1:22:47 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thanks William.

Teresa,Autum,here it is the layers view.


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8/22/2006 1:26:48 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Excellent work and effect, Johannes.


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8/22/2006 1:29:29 PM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Just stunning, Johannes!Beautiful capture & fantastic effects!! Thanks for sharing with us!!


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8/22/2006 2:07:58 PM

 
Teresa Lee
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Yes, thank you for sharing your technique -- it's just fabulous.


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8/22/2006 3:10:26 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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This is really wonderful work!


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8/22/2006 3:56:55 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful little girl. Love the photoshop work. Would have never know it wasn't taken there.


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8/22/2006 7:35:12 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thank you Ronald,Helen,Teresa,Denise & Kay.


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8/22/2006 7:51:32 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Johannes, beautiful portrait; excellent lighting and effects.


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8/22/2006 7:55:58 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thanks Janine.


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8/23/2006 3:24:55 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Thanks Johannes for sharing how you did this!!!


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8/23/2006 4:34:29 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW This is Beautiful!! The little girl is Gorgeous!! Your technique is Excellent!!! Thanks for sharing!! AMAZING WORK Johannes :0)


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8/23/2006 10:34:10 AM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thanks Datha.


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8/23/2006 6:13:45 PM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Beautiful work Johannes!!!


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8/26/2006 5:53:07 AM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Terry, thanks for your comment.


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8/26/2006 11:41:19 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Fantastic work and capture! Great portrait!!!!


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9/14/2006 6:32:13 AM

 
Karolyn Munson
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It's very convincing, except that I would also try to add a little bit of backlighting, since the sun is right behind her, you might see some real orange-ish glow on her hair coming from behind.


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9/14/2006 6:55:21 AM

 
Missy P  

I am just learning Photoshop CS2. How did you cut her out of the original picture?


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9/14/2006 7:52:05 AM

 
Ellery Samuels
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Terrific job...gives me something to attempt.


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9/14/2006 8:11:05 AM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Hendrik, thanks for your comment.
Karolyn,yes I should add a little bit of backlighting. Thanks for your suggestion.


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9/14/2006 8:19:41 AM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thanks Mr Sammy.

Missy, I use Primatte 2.0 chromakey, a plugin for photoshop.In order to maximize the extraction, the subject has to be shot against the bluescreen or greenscreen. You can see the tutorial here:

http://www.digitalanarchy.com/primatte/primatte_tutes.html

If you want to try to extract manually in photoshop, see some tutorials here:

Sample Pages From Adobe Photoshop CS For Photographers: Chapter 7/Movie 5: Masking Hair

http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com/pscs/sample.htm

By Russell Preston Brown:extracts even the fine hairs using Adobe Photoshop.

http://www.creativepro.com/img/story/ExtractHair.pdf


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9/14/2006 10:58:31 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great work, very nice alter, congratulations on your digital darkroom feature.


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9/14/2006 6:36:25 PM

 
sharon K. King
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Saw this in digital darkroom. I am amazed, it is just stunning! Wonderful work...I am jealous.


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9/14/2006 7:20:58 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Donna, Sharon, Thanks for your comments.


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9/15/2006 9:30:41 AM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Beautiful work! :)


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9/15/2006 6:08:54 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thanks Ivan.


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9/19/2006 8:21:16 AM

 
Suzy Betancourt
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Not only is your work outstanding but you are so willing to share with others and that makes you beautiful all over!

Suzy


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9/30/2006 8:37:02 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Everything you do is outstanding! You are most gracious to share, I am sure it is time consuming but the results are awesome!
jo ann c.


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11/24/2006 4:10:41 PM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Thanks Jo for your kind comments. The editing will be easier with the help of certain chormakey or masking plugin. The most time consuming is creating a new digital background. Once it is ready for use, to compose a new photo and enhance will take about 30-60 minutes.


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11/25/2006 7:51:54 AM

 
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