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Sep 14, 2013, 02:59
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Technique being used
The first image, I am guessing the photographer manipulated the colors, and also used split toning, or cross-processing? The second one, I am completely clueless on how they did this. A lot of burning and dodging? Finally the third one, I think the photographer used cross processing in this one, but there is something else. And I can't quite put my finer on it. Any ideas? Thankies! Smile

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Sep 14, 2013, 08:47
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RE: Technique being used
I don't know about the first two other than using; the channel mixer under Color --> Components.

The third one shows a lot of skin. It seems to be clean of any blemishes and speaking from a female point of view... Nobody has skin like that without a lot of retouching or a ton of makeup.

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Sep 14, 2013, 11:08 (This post was last modified: Oct 10, 2013 07:17 by rich2005.)
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RE: Technique being used
@reflectedsin
You seem to know a good bit about various techniques anyway.

There is a good bit of vignette-ing in the second two, maybe an overlay in the third with one of those glow/beautify plugins.

My ideas, not meant to be anything other than that. Using standard gimp tools

http://youtu.be/JH0XcMbs4cQ about 5 minutes.
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Sep 14, 2013, 21:19 (This post was last modified: Sep 14, 2013 21:20 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Technique being used
My take:

For the first photo (tattoo guy) :
You can get a similar effect duplicating your image then applying the retinex plugin built in gimp
1.Colors > Retinex... (at the very bottom?)
2. Adjust the retinex layer's opacity to control intensity.
3. Add some guassian blur if needed (Filters > Blur > Guassian blur.

or you can try "Unsharp mask" (Filters > Enhance > Unsharp mask)

Middle photo:(is that winehouse?)
Most likely a camera/pre-proccesed with high exposure & lightbox or reflective screen.
Similar effect in Gimp
1. Colors > Levels...
2.The bar under "Input Levels" drag the white triangle to the left.

or you could try (Colors > Brightness-Contrast...) to mimic that blown out effect
A shorter way might be duplicating the photo & toggling the layer modes (Dodge~screen~addition)

Last photo(pirate women):
I agree with the previous posters, lookslike it has a glow filter applied to it
(Filters > Artistic > soft glow... ?)
Also looks to be a purple color overlay.
- A layer bucket filled with purple with layer mode changed might achieve similar.
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Sep 15, 2013, 11:12
Post: #5
RE: Technique being used
Well this is what I do to "enhance" photos:

       
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Here are the instructions on how this process works;
    Open your photo in GIMP.
    Ctrl+Shift+D (Duplicates Layer)
    Colors --> Auto --> Color Enhance
    Colors --> Color Balance...
      Move the Cyan / Red slider on the midtones to -30
    Colors --> Components --> Channel Mixer...
      Output Channel Red: Red = 160, Green = -60, Blue = 0
      Output Channel Green: Red = 0, Green = 100, Blue = 0 (no changes)
      Output Channel Blue: Red = -60, Green = 60, Blue = 100
    Finally drop the opacity down 50%

I am just an amateur at this but it pops.

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Oct 10, 2013, 03:18
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RE: Technique being used
Sorry it took a bit to get back to everyone. I am not THAT great at editing photos, and recently switched from Photoshop to Gimp. I am better at taking the actual photo. Thanks everyone for your help, I understand how to do it now. Smile
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Oct 10, 2013, 07:12
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RE: Technique being used
there is only one truth: the better your photo is - the easyer the postprocessing
and then
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