Uploaded: August 22, 2006


Johannes Kornelius August 22, 2006

Orginal shot. #508282

Teresa Lee August 22, 2006

Ok, this is amazing -- I gotta know how you did this. #3199583

Tarun Bose August 22, 2006

Good work done in PS. Good colour tones and lighting. Well done Johannes. #3199588

Autum Rhoades August 22, 2006

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! #3199630

Chastity Abbott August 22, 2006

Beautiful~ #3199675

William F. Clair August 22, 2006

Simply put...a winner!!! #3199717

Johannes Kornelius August 22, 2006

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. #3199731

Johannes Kornelius August 22, 2006

Thanks William.

Teresa,Autum,here it is the layers view. #3199738

Ronald Balthazor level-addict August 22, 2006

Excellent work and effect, Johannes. #3199742

Helen N. McHugh August 22, 2006

Just stunning, Johannes!Beautiful capture & fantastic effects!! Thanks for sharing with us!! #3199851

Teresa Lee August 22, 2006

Yes, thank you for sharing your technique -- it's just fabulous. #3200054

Denise M. Snyder August 22, 2006

This is really wonderful work! #3200194

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 22, 2006

Beautiful little girl. Love the photoshop work. Would have never know it wasn't taken there. #3200960

Johannes Kornelius August 22, 2006

Thank you Ronald,Helen,Teresa,Denise & Kay. #3201031

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 22, 2006

Johannes, beautiful portrait; excellent lighting and effects. #3201057

Johannes Kornelius August 23, 2006

Thanks Janine. #3202194

Autum Rhoades August 23, 2006

Thanks Johannes for sharing how you did this!!! #3202609

Datha Y. Thompson August 23, 2006

WOW This is Beautiful!! The little girl is Gorgeous!! Your technique is Excellent!!! Thanks for sharing!! AMAZING WORK Johannes :0) #3204206

Johannes Kornelius August 23, 2006

Thanks Datha. #3205724

Terri L. Scribner August 26, 2006

Beautiful work Johannes!!! #3217092

Johannes Kornelius August 26, 2006

Terry, thanks for your comment. #3218062

Hendrik Storme September 14, 2006

Fantastic work and capture! Great portrait!!!! #3308349

Karolyn Munson September 14, 2006

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. #3308472

Missy P September 14, 2006

I am just learning Photoshop CS2. How did you cut her out of the original picture? #3308737

Ellery Samuels September 14, 2006

Terrific me something to attempt. #3308827

Johannes Kornelius September 14, 2006

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


Johannes Kornelius September 14, 2006

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:

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

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


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 14, 2006

Great work, very nice alter, congratulations on your digital darkroom feature. #3310570

Sharon King September 14, 2006

Saw this in digital darkroom. I am amazed, it is just stunning! Wonderful work...I am jealous. #3310743

Johannes Kornelius September 15, 2006

Donna, Sharon, Thanks for your comments. #3313191

Ivan Chacon September 15, 2006

Beautiful work! :)

Johannes Kornelius September 19, 2006

Thanks Ivan. #3329905

Suzy Betancourt September 30, 2006

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

Suzy #3390276

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 24, 2006

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. #3627097

Johannes Kornelius November 25, 2006

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. #3629306

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