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.......at a High Key portrait, not sure if it works. Any suggestions/advise on this would be very welcomed, as are all your comments.
If any one has tips or a PS action to aid in creating High Key images, I would be very grateful if you could share it with me/us.

Adrian.

Title:First Attempt.............
Username:AdrianTurner AdrianTurner
Uploaded:14 Oct 2004 - 2:40 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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vivo
vivo  10 Australia
14 Oct 2004 - 2:42 PM

works for me. i cant see anything wrong in this high key shot. specially the very nice accent on the eyes and lips! Well done and keep on shooting!!! Click!

vivo

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2004 - 2:45 PM

Also works for me, if this is a first attempt keep them coming!!

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 2:49 PM

Thanks for the encouragement guys, most appreciated.

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Kim19
Kim19  1131 forum posts
14 Oct 2004 - 2:50 PM

I like it, but somehow the shadow over the right eye is bugging me.
Other than that a great shot.

The only way i use PS to help achieve a high key affect is from adjusting the curves and playing with the saturation. You could also play with the levels a bit to get it right before playing with the curves. Apart from that it's practice and playing - i scrap so many images because i'm not sure on them.

*click*

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mikears
mikears  986 forum posts Canada
14 Oct 2004 - 2:55 PM

This is a nice image for sure - What is the high-key effect??? Is it the "over exposed" look, that I've recently read about in photography magazine?

Click!
Mike

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012549 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2004 - 2:58 PM

If you want to mail me a version I can give you some tips. K.

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agmcbride
agmcbride  11
14 Oct 2004 - 3:02 PM

Great shot, better than the ones i've just posted.

Alistair

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2004 - 3:04 PM

I'm not really overawed by high key portraits, although this one did catch my eye. It's a great piece of work, I wonder if a little more saturated colours in the eyes might work. But it certainly works really well as it is.....click
Ade

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 3:06 PM

Kim thanks for your comments, agree about the shadow and probably a little below the same eye.

Mike in short, yes.

K I'll send you the original, if I can decipher your email address. Think I've sussed it.

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 3:07 PM

Alistair, Ade. your comments are well appreciated.

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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2004 - 3:09 PM

I love this shot the way it is

excellent

click
shane

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helena
helena  10134 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Oct 2004 - 3:18 PM

Excellent, well done!

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 3:23 PM

Shane, Helena, thanks for stopping by and commenting, appreciated.

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UserHasLeft
14 Oct 2004 - 3:24 PM

Hi Adrian, hope you're well. This is an excellent piece of work, very striking and well produced.

The high key effect has worked nicely, in my opinion. My only concern is what look like a couple of loose strands bang over the middle of the left eye. That, coupled with the shadow is perhaps spoiling the overall effect?

This is good stuff, like it Smile

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davecalver
davecalver  11
14 Oct 2004 - 3:25 PM

It certainly catches your eye, well done click

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 3:55 PM

Mike, your right about those strands of hair, Ive uploaded as is because Ive been struggling to get the high key effect for hours and am hoping for advice on how to achieve it more easily/better. I should have paid more attention to the finer points. As always, your observations are appreciated.

Dave, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

Adrian.

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shidee
shidee  9
14 Oct 2004 - 4:11 PM

great shot

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UserHasLeft
14 Oct 2004 - 4:33 PM

Adrian, I downloaded THIS a while back. It has a number of excellent effects. Not sure if it's too much of a one-stop solution for you but perhaps worth a look if you haven't already seen it Smile

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 4:49 PM

Cheers Mike, I'll have a play with this tonight.

Adrian.

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bikemad
bikemad  1087 forum posts
14 Oct 2004 - 5:49 PM

This is beautiful.click

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012549 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2004 - 5:58 PM

Adrian, just had a look at the image you sent across. To get the hi key do an auto levels, then use the curves (bringing down to about 85%. Channel mixer to bring back some warmth into the hair (just a slight touch of red) or use a bit of saturation. Apart from that a bit of cloning here and there and however you treated the lips. Took about 10 mins to get the effect without the cloning or lip colouring. Hope this helps.

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 6:01 PM

Cheers K, I'll give it a go.

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Hazard
Hazard  101192 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Oct 2004 - 6:06 PM

simply fantastic

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dconnor
dconnor  1047 forum posts
14 Oct 2004 - 6:24 PM

This works brilliantly, and glad you have asked for some tips on the highkey, as i have been trying touse this but with not much joy!
debbie

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rletham
rletham  10890 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Oct 2004 - 9:14 PM

By increasing the contrast to get a high key effect, you also increase the colour saturation. This has had the effect of making the image look a little "pop arty" To counter this reduce the saturation by about -50 to -60. I think this will be more subtle.

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AdrianTurner
14 Oct 2004 - 9:52 PM

Thanks Rab. Hopefully my next attempt will be an improvement, based on the advice I have received from you and others.

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2004 - 12:33 AM

I can't see too much wrong with this, but then I have alot to learn. I'd be delighted to produce something this good. Great colours.
*click*
Colin

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014740 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2004 - 10:28 AM

This is an unusual shot - well it's probably the post production that's given it a slightly synthetic look. I'm thinking of her eyes. They are almost too perfect to be real - which gives it quite a powerful feel.

the full shot is a lot more impressive than the thumbnail suggested.

As for getting High Key in Photoshop... I'm not really that sure, but you could use the Levels and drag the white to the right, or the curvesand pull the curve up. Either of those lightens the shot, but the best way is to experiment really.

Cheers

Ade

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mr chilli
mr chilli  10
22 Oct 2004 - 6:08 AM

Nice one Adrian - like it!

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