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Old 4th August 2008, 22:54   #631
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I tried this method. it does wonders for the colours in the sky, but the foreground gets darkened. is it because the exposure was insufficient?
Ripper, did you try the entire work flow that rudraji suggested? because when you work on the particular layer, you just concentrate on your sky/highlights and just don't bother about the shadow area.

Am i right rudraji?

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I applied only the quoted part. am I supposed to combine both A & B?
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Old 5th August 2008, 06:32   #633
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am I supposed to combine both A & B?
Yes, you're. Let me see if I can post a visual work flow demo.
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Rudra ji, i am looking forward to the visual demo, and so will many others.
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Old 5th August 2008, 14:51   #635
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Iím trying to put up a visual demo. Please keep this in mind that not all car shot can be processed in this manner.
Lighting/shape of the car/colour of the car will eventually determine your processing procedure.

However, this process will cover most of the outdoor shooting situation.

Work in layers. Thatís the key of exploiting Photoshop.
Please remember that more you add layers, more you make the final file size heavy.
Use layers judiciously. Fine colour correction is possible with 16bit mode.

If your primary objective is posting on the net then itís not really that important.

RAW FILES HAVE BETTER LATITUDE TO HANDLE FINE COLOUR CORRECTION.

There is no real short cut for Photoshop. You need to work through to get the desired result.

Sample car here is from MAG. Note: that this is an extremely rough example.

Shot with CANON EOS 1Ds Mark II with 70-200mm 2.8 EF/IS lens. Focal length used 200mm. ISO 50. Shutter speed 4 seconds. Aperture f29. Remote release RS-80N3 was used to avoid any sort of vibration. Manfrotto 058 tripod with 029 head.

Processing software:
CANON DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL
Photoshop CS2

Hardware:
APPLE POWERPC G5 QUAD with 30 inches studio display.

Processed file from CANON DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL was 95mb. 16bit RGB.
Two different TIFF files were generated from the base RAW file.

Photoshop conversion CMYK, 16bit was 126.8mb. Scratch (disk) size was 566mb.

First processed TIFF from CANON DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL with normal tone/colours and sharpness. This is your base file in Photoshop.

Name:  D1.jpg
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Second processed TIFF from CANON DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL.
Processed on linear mode for higher contrast tonal range. Note those sunset colour lines on the body panel. Note those headlamps tonal depth. Note alloys fluid chrome gloss. Rest, are gone dark. Open this file and copy. Paste it as layer one.

Name:  D2.jpg
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Draw a path (with pen tool) for the car. THIS STEP IS A MUST. YOU CANNOT HAVE PRECISE SELECTION WITH ANY OTHER TOOL.

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Select path and copy just the car from base layer. Paste. This will be your layer three. So, itís sitting above layer two. Pull it down and bring it above base layer. Name it as TONE 1. You need to work on the overall tone for the car. Apple-m or control-m for curve tool. Up or down will depend on your choice. Here it was down to get more depth on the existing base layer car.
Select path again to copy the car from layer one. Paste it above layer TONE 1 as TONE 2. Switch off TONE 2 buy clicking the eye icon sitting next to it. Click on TONE 1 and add a mask box. Mask box is a gray box with white circle sitting below your layer palate. Select brush and its size. Watch the colour palate on toolbox. It should be black and white. Black should be sitting on top. Select opacity from brush control panel box. Keep it at 20% (hit 2 on keyboard). Start brushing off those too dark areas from TONE 1. Now youíll see a well exposed with right tonal range on the entire car.

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Select TONE 2. Bring back the eye icon and click on the layer. Add a mask box. Start brushing off those too dark areas. HERE YOU NEED TO APPLY YOUR OWN ESTHETICS AND JUDGEMENT.

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Select path again and go to layer two. Once selected, hit delete key. Now you have an image without a car in it. Drag it down and place it above base layer. Select opacity from layer box top. Select opacity according to your preference.

Name:  carout.jpg
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Merge or flatten layers. You can now play a little with curve tool and exposure tool. AS I DID.

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SO, THERE YOU GO. REMEMBER EVERY SINGLE AUTOMOBILE/BIKE ADD GOES THROUGH THIS KIND OF TRAUMA. ONLY DEGREE VARIES.
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taken this one while going to mahabs this sunday ..... done a lot of photochopping
Camera used Canon S3 IS




PS: what a coincidence i have done same this what Rudra ji has said in the above post ..... was thinking of experimenting with this from long time

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rudra...that was very helpful. thanks for sharing !!

rahulkool...nice job.
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Sirji! thats a lot of info about PS job!

For some reason I hate doing PS job. Can someone help me out with these?
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Thanks NIP

here is something which i did in 10 mins ..... well i overdid it a little and it needs more time + better pic + better person at photoshop
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Rahul, taking off that electric post popping out of the safari's rear - was a good idea. It changed the mood of the pic.
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here is another one from me ....

now someone tell me what is different from normal palio :P

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the extra grill..
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Thanks rudra! I've bookmarked this page for reference. still working on the stuff you've said. have got a lot of doubts, but will try and figure them out for some more time before I come back here with them.
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the extra grill..
what extra grill ?? :-/ ......
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The Fedders Lloyd touch is missing.

Edit: Sorry, guess the 1.6 has a better front grill. Is the number plate position different?

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