1st April 2005, 11:26 AM
1st April 2005, 12:14 PM
Actually the skin tone is also blue... Think Just a flat blue filter/WB and a tad of desaturation of the original pic So that the reds don't burst thru the blue... Maybe i'll try when I have the time...
Originally Posted by quekky
1st April 2005, 02:16 PM
2nd April 2005, 12:21 AM
thanks Flare, it's more or less close to that effect
thanks to the rest for the help too
3rd April 2005, 12:22 AM
Did a quik test lah,using PS photo filter, and a simple curve adjustment.
Not sure if this is what u want?
3rd April 2005, 12:26 AM
Opps, my bad...Tink thats not what u wanted......paisay..
Just Ignore me,haha...
4th April 2005, 01:02 PM
actually I think for the LOTR film, they used different levels of blue for different scenes to portray different lvl of 'darkness'. In the 2 towers, during the orcs running away with Pinpin and merry, it was blue-er than say scene where the the dusk is breaking etc.
Another thing is that they shot with the blue filter in mind. I think it gives better ambience with slightly under exposed images compared to 'properly' or overexposed ones. And large areas of blown highlights and lack of shadows like my image doesn't really cut... The mind is like, hey this is a dark scene, but why is the highlights blown in that area...
And of course the warmness of the original image will also greatly affect the amount of blue needed. So to make batch processing easier, you may wanna set your camera to a fixed white balance so that the amount of blue will work for every pic...
Last edited by Flare; 4th April 2005 at 01:05 PM.
4th April 2005, 02:23 PM
4th April 2005, 02:28 PM
4th April 2005, 08:32 PM
Originally Posted by togu
Ha Ha... Okay maybe when I reach home and is free, I'll see if there's away to do it without the photo filter step. It's possible, but think there'll be slightly more steps and tweaking involve...
5th April 2005, 12:44 AM
Okay, this is just a quick job over dinner at BK and on the train ride back home after a movie...
Used your famous pigeon feeder pic...
The main thing would be the:
Adjustment layer -> Colour Balance
Blue : + 20
Green : +10
for everything, i.e. Shadows, Highlight and midtone (screen shot only showed midtone)
Well, you'll have to play around with this depending on amount of blue-green-ness you want and the warmness of the original image. And this time round, I was trying more to match the skin tone's overall feel (yeah not very mathematical) to the Gandalf's pic instead of trying to match the clothes (Gandalf's clothes looks brighter becos it's reflective blowing some highlights).
And to enhance the effect to make it more believable, wat I did was:
Cropped! Without the pigeons and less of the background, well i.e. the bright parts... As I mentioned, bright areas don't seems to work well with this tone.
Used the saturation adjustment layer to increase lightness (brightens + reduce contrast) and at a tad of saturation to counter the effect of the reduced the contrast. (Unarthodox perhaps, well, my DI are all self taught )
Masked the big bright background (it's a truck) and copied onto another layer (pardon the poor masking, rough and hasty work with only my ibook's trackpad). Darken using levels, and followed by playing with lightness and desaturation so that it's not so bright and does not attract too much attention. I played with lightness as well because just desaturatinng gives me a lot of dark/black areas which seems to compete with the subject for attention. With this changes of the background, I think it gives the picture more depth as well. If I had time, I may had tried further masking the big white blob (think it's the blown road) and grey it...
Well, hope you like this...
5th April 2005, 12:55 AM
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7th April 2005, 09:34 AM
Hahaha, just tweak and tweak loh... Using the digital colour meter in OSX, I agak-agak that the filter used is blue green, with blue value twice of geen value... then next is just trial and error...
Originally Posted by togu
The thing is for cooling of warm images etc, usually have to tweak the greens in addition to blue.
And me not PS expert lah... Most of my methods unarthodox one... Just play with it a lot and learn from other CSer when meeting up... A good eye for colour helps, and if not (as for my case), some digital help like some colour reading program or just the dropper tool would be helpful.
edit: But sadly my photography skill sux... hahaha...
7th April 2005, 11:11 AM