A&P how do you acheive the isolated look?

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  1. JINN

    JINN New Member

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    can someone give some tips or references to look up
     
  2. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    give us more details on what you are trying to accomplish and maybe we can help you a little more
     
  3. Sulaco

    Sulaco prying open my 3rd eye

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    Google the word bokeh.
     
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    crxer OT Supporter

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    If you mean focus on one thing while blurring everything else you might want to try lowering the aperature
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Exactly, use a larger f/stop (f/2.8 instead of f/8 for example) and use a longer lens. This will decrease your depth of field.

    One thing that often confuses people is that a "larger f/stop" refers to the actual aperature opening. However, a "larger" f/stop will have a lower numerical number. For example, f/2.8 is a "larger" aperature opening than f/8. F/5.6 is a "larger" aperature than f/16 and so on.
     
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    that's not photography, that's photoshop.
     
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    Make a new layer and change the blending mode to color. Fill it in with black or white, then use an eraser to reveal color.

    There are other ways of doing this.

    Many, many other ways.

    Better ones too. :hs:
     
  9. JINN

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    ya know any good PS photgraphy tutorial sites?
     
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    JINN New Member

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    Bump*
     
  11. raptor_talon

    raptor_talon Who is the master? Sho'nuff!

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    what you need to do is select the area you want to leave in color (however you do this is up to you - whether it be paths, magnetic selection tool, etc.).

    Once done go to the photoshop menu, select inverse, then image, adjustments, desaturate.

    done
     
  12. ElDude

    ElDude Hiya!

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    Woodmaster New Member

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    Isolating pictures and coloring them in my opinion (in photoshop) is tacky and not really an "art," That is why i'm not going to tell you how to do it.
     
  14. ATlasIAm

    ATlasIAm peace will never exist in the world...but it's a n

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    you can also just use a lower shutter speed like 1/5 a second, and then just move the camera making sure that the object stays in teh crosshair. Of course, this also requires a larger f stop so that the picture is not overexposed.

    example from just fucking around over christmas.

    [​IMG]
     
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    XtremeSaturn New Member

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    The above shot is considered panning and can be done with a shutter speed of 1/60 -1/130 or so. The effect is used a LOT with automotive racing and when done properly, it isolates the car while the wheels and background appear to have motion to them.

    HotRidez, so what's the point of posting then?
     
  16. JINN

    JINN New Member

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    ok picasso
     
  17. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Easiest way is probably to duplicate the original picture, add a layer mask to the new layer...convert to B & W...click on layer mask, then use the eraser to erase what you want to be in color.

    Roughly color it, then zoom in close to the edges and touch it up. If you colored something you didn't want to, just use the paint brush with black and it will turn back into B & W.
     
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    sandstorm ottc::lakers::chargers OT Supporter

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    here's a pic of a photographer taking a pic of me racing...

    [​IMG]
     
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    you could convert to grayscale, then convert back to rgb, and then use the history brush to go back over the parts you want in colour.
     

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