Uploaded: December 12, 2007


beijing, 2006


Denise Denomy December 12, 2007

WOW! What a fantastic character study, Carlos! Great lighting, detail and effect. :0) #806759

Chastity Abbott December 12, 2007

Super l;ight and treatment you applied! #5200230

Carlos Malvas December 13, 2007

Thanks Denise and Chastity.
The main treatment here was to darken the background and get rid of distracting elements. The rest of the editing process was to dodge/burn some areas in the man's face, and desaturate the reds. #5206272

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar December 29, 2007

i love the treatment here, Carlos!! did you manually dodge/burn the image? any easier way to have a uniform treatment since dodge/burn is too tricky, could lose details if not applied correctly.. thanks! #5266779

Carlos Malvas December 29, 2007

Hi Nolax,
The method of dodge/burn is really tricky. So I use it in small areas and in the end of the workflow. The method I use is through a new layer filled with 50% gray and in soft light blend mode. Then you use a soft brush set at 10-12% opacity. The white brush dodges, the black burns.
I hope this can help.
Friendly from Carlos #5266850

Jean-Pierre Ducondi January 03, 2008

Thank you for the explanation. Beautiful rendering and capture. Great work.
JP #5288677

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