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Mark Johnson

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Ever since watching Sabrina, I've had a soft spot for Audrey Hepburn and her films, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a model at the Photoshop World +Westcott Lighting booth who resembled her.  I captured the model using continuous lights and a white backdrop.  Then, using the techniques covered in my Dramatic Portrait Compositing video tutorial series (http://bit.ly/1bjrwu8), I seamlessly blended her into a well-known London location.  As a tribute to the classic Audrey Hepburn movies, I infused the scene with a high-contrast, glamorous black-and-white appearance.

#photocomposite   #photocompositing   #photoshopworld   #photoshopworld2014  
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Juanka Ramirez

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My friend Rodrigo !!!!
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Paul Howard

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Josee

For some reason, I seem to be in a Black and White, High Key frame of mind this week. 

And Josee is a fabulous subject for it. 


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+lane langmade, thanks very much!
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Mark Johnson

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With Photoshop World Atlanta starting tomorrow (can't wait!), compositing is on my mind more than ever.  My fascination with fantasy and sci-fi movies like The Hobbit inspired the composite you see here.  I crafted this Stone Giant scene using photos captured in nearby Boulder Canyon.  The bolts of lightning are stock images and the rain was created using the techniques in this Photoshop Workbench tutorial:

http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2014/01/photoshop-workbench-414-rain-revisited/

#photoshop   #photoshoptutorials   #photocomposite   #photocompositing  
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They remind me of the creatures on Noah 
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Jen Bomar

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adia foria

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Melancholy?

I'm not sure if Stephanie was truly melancholy, was tired, or getting a headache, or was just thinking, "Seriously. Do you have a clue what you're doing?".

(Um, no, no I don't. LOL!)

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Thanks +Marcia Borell
I just looked that up and I see why you say that!! Wow!
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Glessner Photography- Windber Pa Senior Portrait Photographers.

One of my favorite portraits from our Senior Portrait session this past October. Our Senior was great to work with and even came back a second day to get us to take even more photos of her. Since this was a promotional session, we were able to take our time and really make some awesome works of art! www.ebglessner.com

#seniorportraits   #seniorpics   #seniorpictures   #railroadtracks   #fall   #autumnphotography  
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Paul Howard

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Thanks +Marcia Borell!
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Paul Johnston

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The Sheik's Daughter !

Model Brenda looks sharp for our catalog shoot.  She was wearing grey leggings, black lace top and a fancy headband with a sequin emblem on the front.  This trendy look could have been found on young ladies having fun at a ski lodge resort lounge.

While shooting with various props, I suggested she place a wool scarf over her head and then her nice headband over that.  Upon leaning to her left and giving an intense gaze, a wonderful look was captured.  Even silent screen legend Rudolf Valentino would be amazed!

Lighting:

Two studio lights, left/right, on white background, 7 inch reflectors, .5 stops over front lighting.

Two strip lights, left/right and behind model pointing at her sides, intensity equal to front lighting.

Overhead 24" x 36" soft box, 1 stop over front lighting.

Two extreme silver PLM 86" umbrellas with diffusion sock, left/right at front, set equal distance from model, 45 degrees to model

Photoshop Image Processing:

Background image duplicated, extracted with quick selection tool and placed on a new layer with layer mask.

Under the above layer a white layer is created which now gives image a pure white background for catalog look.

Retouching was done with the healing brush, replace mode, to remove some stray hair from the scarf, lace blouse and side of the face.  Slight smile line was removed.

Non destructive dodge/burn was done by creating new layer, fill with 50% gray and using soft brushes of various sized on soft light blend mode at 3% opacity.  White brush lightens/black,darkens.

Selective color adjustment layer was created.  Black is decreased slightly in red, yellow and white layers.  Black is increased slightly in neutrals and black layers .

Contrast adjustment layer was created.  Contrast increased slightly and brightness decreased slightly.

Hue/Saturation adjustment layer created.  Master: Saturation -4; Lightness 1 / Reds: Saturation -3 / Yellow: Saturation -3 / Cyan:  Saturation 4 / Blues: Saturation 4 / Magentas:  Saturation -4

Curves adjustment layer created.  Slightly pull down darks:  Input  45 / Output 36.  Slightly pull up lights:  Input  203 / Output 216.

Create stamp layer with unsharp 100 and noise 1.

Credits:
 
Model/Wardrobe: +Brenda Lysiane 
Makeup/Hair:  +priscila bustos 
Studio Owner/Photographer's Assistant:  Monica Smith
+Juju Smith  / +jujufotofactory 
Photographer:  +Paul Johnston 

#fashion   #catalog   #model   #modelshoot   #glamour  
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Thank you Deepal Wengappuliarachchi !
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Great images.
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About this community

Style It!, Shoot It!, ...Share It! This is our original sharing community. To participate in and JOIN our 2014 masterpiece project and to play the Style It! Challenges and bi-weekly spotlight studies please visit our private SUB community #StyleItMP4 and request to be added! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103832206131235438171 ------------------- Are you a creative person - designer, crafter, builder, maker, artist AS WELL as a photographer and/or visual artist? Do you love to make, stage & shoot highly stylized shots, conceptual photography as well as portraits (& self portraits) for fun and for professional development? Do you work in the design field as anything from make-up, lighting, or set builder and beyond, and want to share your ideas with a creative group? Then join us! HI my name is Lane Langmade (+lane langmade) and this is Style It! Style It is a community group of creative, crafty, artistic and technophile people who love social media, G+ and are using these formats to develop artistic/photographic concepts or ‘scenes’ and execute them. We then get to share our work to this community of like-minded people for review, feedback and celebration! This visual artist and community is specifically design for those folks who don’t simply ‘find’ shots but rather ‘create’ them or build them. I.e. Every shot posted here will have something that the photographer added to it to make it unique one of a kind -- whether building/creating the props or fashion within the scene or modifying ‘found shots’ through processing and making it their own. From sketch (or figment in your imagination) to digital file… this is your place to work on and build concepts, get help with your designs and making stuff, share tips for lighting technique, composition, digital processing, post outtakes or prelims for review & feedback and so much more! We will hold monthly theme events where everyone can post their 'styled' shot with their own signature art direction to it! Each monthly theme challenge will include and combine the following: 1. One 'artistic' or thematic idea or prop/subject such as Food Fashion Animals Holidays Colors Landscape Floral Seasons Concepts Music Technical & technique Film & much more.. AS WEL AS 2. One practical/technical challenge. How to participate in the fun: * Join the Style it, Shoot it, Share it community * Wait for the monthly theme event announcement and attend! * Work on your masterpiece for the month… * Post it to our event album when it goes live! The first theme announcement & event invite will be January 2 (so save the date) and your work will be due February 2nd 2013 We can’t wait! See you in January!! Lane

Paul Travis

Outdoor Shots & Landscape  - 
 
From a recent photoshoot at a local park, It was a fun shoot and we ended up with a whole audience watching us set this shot up lol

Model: Sophie Dickson 
Hair: Maxine Ayre - Maximillion Makeup & Hair
MUA: Amanda Kirwan - Pretty Doll Makeup, by Amanda
Photography: www.eyedreamphotography.co.uk
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very cool shot +Paul Travis creates almost a canopy!
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Mark Johnson

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Photoshop's layer styles are capable of so much more than you might imagine.  In today's Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we'll use these non-destructive wonders to add multiple drop shadows, dramatic lighting, color, and shading to a composited subject.

Watch the video here:
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2014/04/photoshop-workbench-417-using-layer-styles-create-multiple-shadows-light-effects/

#photoshop   #photoshoptutorials   #photocompositing   #photocomposite   #photoshopworkbench  
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love the style here and the background +Mark Johnson 
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Jen Bomar

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And she waits
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Karey Flynn

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adia foria

Outdoor Shots & Landscape  - 
 
cottesbrooke hall garden northamptonshire 
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adia foria

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Mark Johnson

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I recently attended +Adobe's amazing ADIM conference and learned a fabulous technique from Hollywood retoucher Lisa Carney (http://lisacarney.com/).  She calls it a Soft Light Channel Pull.  For the sake of today's Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we'll simply call it Adding Accent Light.  Lisa's technique gives us the ability to add dramatic or subtle accent light to a subject while simultaneously balancing the color of the light with the environment.  If you're a portrait retoucher or a photo compositor, you're going to use this versatile technique time and again.

Watch the video:
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2014/04/photoshop-workbench-416-adding-accent-light-subject/

#photocompositing   #photocomposite   #wacom   #photoretouching  
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adia foria

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Beautiful
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