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Nike SB'd
So I know there is already an "Inspiration Thread" for photography but I figured this sub forum could use it's own inspiration in the form of retouching. Here are a few good ones, you guys feel free to add more!

http://www.bonusarts.com
http://www.gloss-postproduction.com
http://www.recom.de
http://www.saddingtonbaynes.com
http://www.rocketart.com
http://www.zerone-d.com
Nike SB'd
Guess I'm the only one here into retouching tongue.gif
WilliamStern
Some really crazy stuff SB. I've still got a long way to go before I hit any of those levels.
DonJuanMair
QUOTE(Nike SB'd @ Oct 21 2009, 12:43 AM) *
So I know there is already an "Inspiration Thread" for photography but I figured this sub forum could use it's own inspiration in the form of retouching. Here are a few good ones, you guys feel free to add more!

www.rocketart.com


my favorite!
Timr
Great find(s), I really love the images. Is this all done in photoshop? Illustrator? A little bit of both?
Nike SB'd
I'm sure it's mostly photoshop and some 3D programs, but Illustrator is probably used for some as well.
Dejan Sokolovski
Truly inspiring stuff there, amazing how good they are at stitching photos like that... working with several photos and make into one final image where the location
et.c didnt even excist as shown... tongue.gif thats what I like, need to learn!!!
Seethegrim
I think the absolute best tutorial would be, how to composite elements into a scene & successfully match colour (so it doesn't look odd or just pasted in) & shadow creation.
Dejan Sokolovski
+1 for that kind of tutorial, find now!!! =)
n1smo
There are some very nice Video Tuts about Composing in german, but I doubt anyone of you speaks german tongue.gif

But I bet there are some in english too. Maybe try googling for photoshop composing/compositing.
Or go directly to a video tutorial site like lynda.com and search there.
Nike SB'd
QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Nov 5 2009, 11:18 PM) *
I think the absolute best tutorial would be, how to composite elements into a scene & successfully match colour (so it doesn't look odd or just pasted in) & shadow creation.


Considering that's a very specific task you won't see a "one size fits all" type of tutorial for compositing, but I can guarantee the following tools would be involved - detailed layer masks, pen tool (for creating shadows), blending layers (curves, hue/sat, selective color and channel mixer - for correcting colors). Compositing is one of those things you just have to experiment with and you'll start figuring out what works and what doesn't. The hardest part, for cars at least, is reflections. If you shoot a car in a studio and place it into a street scene it will look false due to lack of reflections, conversely if you shoot on a street and composite into a nature type background you'll run into another issue with incorrect reflections.
Seethegrim
Anyone else got some tutorials they're hiding.

I'm officially needing a new processing style.
Stink
I Need a good turotial on how to edit out the very complicated rig i have sad.gif
Nike SB'd
QUOTE(Stink @ Nov 30 2009, 01:58 AM) *
I Need a good turotial on how to edit out the very complicated rig i have sad.gif


Make a less complicated rig tongue.gif
Stink
easier said that done my friend! just got to learn where is best to place the suction pads and arms!!
Nike SB'd
Come on guys nobody else looks at post production houses?

Here are a few more...

www.die-bildproduktion.de
www.zoot-postproduction.com
www.flavouredgreen.com
www.mackevision.com
Nike SB'd
Let's keep this alive...

http://www.alphadog.de/
http://www.piqture.de/
http://www.the-scope.net/
Seethegrim
Bravo! This is still one of my favourite threads...

Its confusing to feel so inadequate & so inspired at the same time going through this stuff. tongue.gif
Nike SB'd
QUOTE(Seethegrim @ May 25 2010, 12:47 AM) *
Bravo! This is still one of my favourite threads...

Its confusing to feel so inadequate & so inspired at the same time going through this stuff. tongue.gif


Just study study study and try to find any behind the scenes stuff you can. More than anything I just like seeing before/after to see how far they really can take some photos - to be honest I feel like lots of us on DS have better starting material than what some ads use wink.gif
Seethegrim
QUOTE(Nike SB'd @ May 25 2010, 10:50 AM) *
Just study study study and try to find any behind the scenes stuff you can. More than anything I just like seeing before/after to see how far they really can take some photos - to be honest I feel like lots of us on DS have better starting material than what some ads use wink.gif


Totally. I can never get enough of before & after. I go through phases where I think its all about the retouching more, then other stages where I think its all about the shooting more. At the moment I'm... dono. But in retrospect I ALWAYS feel I should have spent more time processing to make it just 'that' bit better.

However my true feeling is that the secret is always in the coloration & treatment. Thats where the commercial magic happens.
n1smo
QUOTE(Seethegrim @ May 25 2010, 12:47 AM) *
Bravo! This is still one of my favourite threads...

Its confusing to feel so inadequate & so inspired at the same time going through this stuff. tongue.gif


Yeah i think its way more frustrating the inspiring tongue.gif

Just so much awesome work, wish to see some before and after pics.
CarCreative
i like the way all the build ups and before/after make it look really simple laugh.gif
Nike SB'd
QUOTE(CarCreative @ May 25 2010, 07:19 AM) *
i like the way all the build ups and before/after make it look really simple laugh.gif


The funny thing is sometimes it actually is really simple. I've had images with hours and hours of work that goes unnoticed and other times I'll spend very little time on a shot and get an overwhelming response from people asking me what I did in PP lol. I think if we spent a day watching over the shoulder of a professional retoucher we'd all be surprised, their workflow is so streamlined it's amazing. They know exactly what to do to get a certain result and oftentimes spend much less effort than we might to get the same effect just because their knowledge of software is so vast.
NCPhotog
love this site

http://www.taylorjames.com/cgi-retouching/index.php

if you click the icon on the right that is a r in a circle it will show you before and after
TW0R
heart.gif this thread!

This is what I really want to get into. I have some pics that I am going to try some ridiculous manipulation with, so busy though.

It isn't really cars, but this guy John Flynn was gonna be my photography teacher before he got into an accident sad.gif I think he is back now though. He did a couple guest lectures in other classes that inspired me a lot to get into what I'm doing now.

http://flynndigitalstudio.com/
Nate047
good thread! I like this guys work, cars are not his thing but his people work is very good

http://www.justinpaguia.com/
rob200sx
Nice sites, it's good to see how they were done. I'm into compositing as well, don't get me wrong, I'm all for 'capturing the moment', but for me Photography is a Visual Art, not just a journalistic one, I don't want to just take a picture, I want to create one and half the time I've decided how I'm going to PP a shot before I've even taken the photo.


Oh, picked up this months top Gear Magazine yesterday and one of the first ads I saw was this:

http://www.taylorjames.com/toyota-auris/

mcdronkz
http://glenwexlerstudio.com/ - Most are pretty nice, some are just pretty crappy. laugh.gif

http://sugardigital.com/ - Nice stuff smile.gif
Nike SB'd
QUOTE(rob200sx @ Aug 13 2010, 01:19 AM) *
Nice sites, it's good to see how they were done. I'm into compositing as well, don't get me wrong, I'm all for 'capturing the moment', but for me Photography is a Visual Art, not just a journalistic one, I don't want to just take a picture, I want to create one and half the time I've decided how I'm going to PP a shot before I've even taken the photo.


Oh, picked up this months top Gear Magazine yesterday and one of the first ads I saw was this:

http://www.taylorjames.com/toyota-auris/


I couldn't agree more.

And their work is really nice, I've seen some of it before.
Seethegrim
QUOTE(NCPhotog @ May 26 2010, 08:06 PM) *
love this site

http://www.taylorjames.com/cgi-retouching/index.php

if you click the icon on the right that is a r in a circle it will show you before and after


I'm not seeing that? Been looking for a bit now. Am I going blind or have they removed it?
NCPhotog
QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Sep 15 2010, 11:32 AM) *
I'm not seeing that? Been looking for a bit now. Am I going blind or have they removed it?



it was before the redesigned there site.
MaTBoY
thanks for putting this up Sean. Loving it. I'm trying to steal as many hints, clues and tips from each link. I think i'm more impressed with how the small details add that extra level to an image (e.g. the guy's arms in the light house photoshop)

If I find anything similar during my travels I'll post up for sure.
mcdronkz
Cool work:

http://derklaus.com/Fotograf/Juergen-Berde...nsportation-CGI





Mitch Hemming
holy &*$$!# those are amazing....
Nike SB'd
Just found this site today...

http://artbuyersbible.blogspot.com

Don't think there's a more comprehensive listing of retouching / CGI sites anywhere on the net.
Seethegrim
QUOTE(Nike SB'd @ Jun 14 2011, 02:02 AM) *
Just found this site today...

http://artbuyersbible.blogspot.com

Don't think there's a more comprehensive listing of retouching / CGI sites anywhere on the net.


Thats going to keep me busy for far too long! Great find!
Kasper
Have you guys seen this? pretty amazing and great inspiration biggrin.gif

BORKED
Nike SB'd
QUOTE(Kasper @ Jun 25 2011, 02:45 AM) *
Have you guys seen this? pretty amazing and great inspiration biggrin.gif

BORKED


If you followed my blog you would have seen it the day it came out wink.gif - http://seanklingelhoefer.com/blog/?p=734
Kasper
Should have followed your blog then=)
pretty epic stuff
Nike SB'd
www.sublime-postproduction.com

Seethegrim
QUOTE(Nike SB'd @ Mar 22 2012, 10:49 PM) *
www.sublime-postproduction.com


Hmmm, good name for them. Their style is sublime. I really like it. Even though there are several guys on the forums that I think have a similar processing style (Dejan & Webb & yours).
empeh89
http://www.dudek.de/dudek/3d-cgi-hdr.html click on "deutsch" - > behind the scenes -> cgi demo or post demo

and the one and only staud studios http://www.staudstudios.com/de/gallery-de/photography.html
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