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Painted high contrast effect
on May 18, 2006 at 7:09:45 am


Sorry if this has been up before. But I would very much like to learn how to create that painted, high contrast, saturated colors, surreal effect that some photos have. And I suppose the effect is too a big part made in the post production in photoshop.

A lot of hollywood movies have this effect too, Lord of the Rings for example.

This is an example of what I mean:

Thanks for your time

Regards Emil

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Jeff Cochran
Re: Painted high contrast effect
on May 24, 2006 at 5:36:18 pm

Try this

Duplicate the image on a new layer, use curves and really brighten up your Highlights. add a little bit of gaussain blur to soften, then give the layer a transfer mode of screen. You may have to adjust the opacity a bit.

Now add an adjustment layer using hue and saturation. Bump the saturation a bit. You can even try adjusting the sat. for certian color. (The blues and greens for instance)

Play around with that, I think this can give you what your looking for.

Jeff Cochran

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