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How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »
Hey guys,

I was searching the net lately for a specific editing method to achieve an effect of adding an atmospheric touch to the shot to make it a bit dreamy and dramatic ..  such as the picture below  :



Please if anyone who have any idea how this shot was handled, please refer to it :)
and thanks in advance ^^
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How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 04:27:03 PM »
Have you seen another version of this ? Is it an example of an editing effect ?

The reason I ask is because the file I'm looking at is too small ( on my iOS ) to determine if/how/where it's been masked, lifted etc.

However my guess is the light was good when the picture was taken anyway.  Also the depth of field is very well managed, looks like the photographer has focused to allow the boat to fall on the rear plane of focus, giving a sharp foreground plus boat, but dreamy background. Maybe it was done with a mask, but again file too small to tell.

I'd hazard a guess this has been taken by an accomplished photographer........
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 04:36:11 PM by Sporgon »

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 04:32:25 PM »
Someone told me you can use a new layer and set it to Soft light and use a brush with a  lower opacity to get it .. and that might add some foggy touch .. to be honest I tried it but it really wasn't any pleased on how it turned out to be -_-
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 04:33:58 PM »
A few hours in Photoshop. Many layers blending different elements together.
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 04:34:17 PM »
+1 to what sporgon said, it looks like it was just really good lighting when the picture was taken. Beam of sun through a foggy valley type thing.
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 04:36:05 PM »
What makes you so sure that this was a PP shot as opposed to the way it looked in camera?

My guess is that they masked the left and bottom part of the picture, and pushed up the saturation and shadows a bit. Then in the upper and right sides they might have toned down the shadows and highlights to accentuate the fog a bit more, plus desaturated it or removed the reds and blues and allowed the greens to be more dominant. I'm also pretty sure they sharpened the whole thing up a bit.

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 04:42:19 PM »
I'm telling you, the background wall of trees, the tree at right at the middle distance in the beam of light, the island of trees, the boat....those are all completely separate photos composited and blended beautifully.

have a look at this tutorial: http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/create-this-breathtaking-photo-manipulation-of-a-tightrope-dancer-in-photoshop/
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 04:42:19 PM »

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 04:55:12 PM »
I'm telling you, the background wall of trees, the tree at right at the middle distance in the beam of light, the island of trees, the boat....those are all completely separate photos composited and blended beautifully.

have a look at this tutorial: http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/create-this-breathtaking-photo-manipulation-of-a-tightrope-dancer-in-photoshop/

You could well be right, it may be a composite, the file is way too small to scrutinise it. The shadows, or rather lack of them, ring alarm bells. Also the light is showing a lot of air diffusion in the background, but the air between the photographer and the boat is very clear. However a telephoto could create that effect, I've had it myself.

Either way, at this size of image it looks very well done, and is a beautiful picture.
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 04:59:47 PM »
I'm telling you, the background wall of trees, the tree at right at the middle distance in the beam of light, the island of trees, the boat....those are all completely separate photos composited and blended beautifully.

have a look at this tutorial: http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/create-this-breathtaking-photo-manipulation-of-a-tightrope-dancer-in-photoshop/

Pretty cool. Thanks :)
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 05:02:42 PM »
I did a reverse image search and it led me back to the photographer's page. I didn't see a description, but maybe one of you can dig. It is categorized as Conceptual:

http://www.andrearment.com/cat.php?id=3
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 05:08:18 PM »
I would take the backgound as a separate image...maybe with different focal points and photostack them>
then take the image with the boat and then blend everything together.  Regardless, it was nicely done.

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 05:14:56 PM »
I did a reverse image search and it led me back to the photographer's page. I didn't see a description, but maybe one of you can dig. It is categorized as Conceptual:

http://www.andrearment.com/cat.php?id=3

@bchernicoff - you should have been a detective !

You know, looking at his other pics, and his locations, I'm not so sure it is a composite picture.

Not that it matters.

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 05:20:27 PM »
Don't thank me...thank www.tineye.com/ !!!  :P
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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 05:27:05 PM »
If I might add a question. Does anyone here know how to make this filmatic effect in the pictures of Tastino (quoted by SJT, http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=302.240 )  Apart from being great shots, I would love if there was a good tutorial on how to acheive this effect

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Re: How to achieve this amazing editing effect ?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 05:42:53 PM »
That photo is taken by Rarindra Prakarsa. Love his work. You can find more info about his style in Facebook and photo.net I believe. I think there are tutorials and articles explaining his workflow, I can't remember where i saw it but google can help you there.

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