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Repeating the post production

May 21, 2014, 13:41
Post: #1
Repeating the post production
Hello!

I loved the post-processing done in the work of Chris Aust's "Stormy Beach" Can someone point how I can repeat the post-processing used in his photo? With GIMP, obviously.

AFAIK, the photographer used Lightroom and Photoshop to:

Lightroom

1. apply camera corrections with Huelight camera calibration profile
2. cooled down the white balance to bring out the blues in the sky and water
3. sharpened and warmed up Tiffany with an adjustment brush, and
4. apply 100% clarity around the background to really make it pop.

Photoshop:

1. remove the redness from her face using a hue/saturation technique picked up from Phlearn (http://phlearn.com/tag/hue-saturation )
2. used motion blur to soften her skin and make the goose bumps less pronounced
3. made a new layer and used an existing skin tone to try and bring some color to some of the highlights on her arms that were a bit too pale from the long winter
4. cloned out the reflection of the flash visible on the balloons
5. adjusted Tiffany’s waistline with a bit of Liquify
6. did a brightness adjustment and put a small exposure compensation on her eyes to brighten the sclera
7. clone-stamped out the roll of electrical tape that was acting as a very ineffective weight used to keep the balloons from floating away
8. watermark

Some of the techniques are basic (clone-stamped, watermark) but other parts are somewhat arcane (first 3 steps of Photoshop step, for example). If someone can point where I can find tutorials and guides explaining things, it would be of great help.

Thanks in advance
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May 22, 2014, 14:01 (This post was last modified: May 22, 2014 14:02 by iForStyle007.)
Post: #2
RE: Repeating the post production
(May 21, 2014 13:41)cesarakg Wrote:  (tlBig Grinr How to I produce this post production effect from other photo editors in Gimp...)
Lightroom
1. apply camera corrections ...
...clipped to save space *Refer to your original post for my below steps)...

Some of the techniques are basic (clone-stamped, watermark) but other parts are somewhat arcane (first 3 steps of Photoshop step, for example). If someone can point where I can find tutorials and guides explaining things, it would be of great help.
Thanks in advance

You've already posted most of the tutorial, its just a matter of converting some of the tools to similar tools in Gimp like "liquefy" & "Hue saturation"

I'll correspond you the locations and similar tools/techniques from the steps you provided as best as I can, you'll be able to do the rest Smile

In Gimp:

1.(lightroom to Gimp steps conversion)
Colors > Color-balance
- click on or off []Preserve luminosity, to see final result
OR
colors > Hue-Saturation

2. Tools > GEGL Operation > color-temperature
- Set rough estimate of original temparature example 65F = 6500.00
- Set intended white balance temperature.
-Or experiment to get the right color.
OR
Colors > Color-balance
- try all three radio options (for a dark photo "()shadows"

3. Filters > Enhance...
4. *You want the opposite I think, Freeselect free select your foreground object & grow the selection by 1 to 3 pixels
Select > Grow
- Then copy & paste object "Edit > Paste as > new layer"
-Click back on the bottom layer background (your original image)
- Filters > Blurs > Gaussian blur

5. (1) (photoshop to Gimp conversion #1-8)
Colors > Hue-Saturation
OR
Colors > Map > Rotate Colors

6. (2) (motion blur to soften skin) some options
A.Filters > Blurs > Selective Guassian blur
B. Select the rough part of skin, then "Filters > blurs > Gaussian blur" or "motion blur"
OR
C. Heal use the heal brush(similar to clone stamp) & define a clean source of the skin, and click or click drag around the affected area.
*Take care to re-orient your mouse when you run out of the source area.

7. (3) Click the Colorpicker color picker, then click the source color you want.
- Freeselect free select the part you want to color, then copy & paste the layer "Edit > paste as > new layer"
- Colors > Colorize
-Last, in layers window, either, change the "mode" or turn down the "opacity" of the copied layer.
OR
-Select the part of the arm & "Tools > GEGL Operation > color-temperature"

8. (4) Clone stamp tool Clone

9. (5) A. Cage tool : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL8TepHX0qE
B. Filters > Distorts > Curve Bend
OR
C. Filters > Distorts > iwarp
...maybe even "Filters > Distorts > Lens distortion"

10. (6) A. Colors > Curves
B. Colors > Levels
C. Colors > Brightness-contrast
OR
D. Tools > GEGL Operations > Brightness-Contrast

11. (7) Clone stamp tool Clone
12 (8) Text text tool (size, etc...), then adjust the "opacity" in the layers window.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
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May 22, 2014, 14:31
Post: #3
RE: Repeating the post production
Thanks, I will try it. I'm new with this GIMP thing, and I'm still reading the "GIMP for Photographers Series", and have a conflict of versions (book is for GIMP 2.8, the GIMP installed is 2.6, hope this doesn't create problems for me).
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May 22, 2014, 14:35
Post: #4
RE: Repeating the post production
Why don't you install 2.8?

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