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Added by Jayson
on Feb 10, 2013.
 

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  • Jayson

    I found one of my moms old "church" hats. So I set up some lights and convinced my wife to wear it lol. What do you guys think? I tried the frequency separation technique on her face...does it seem fake or plasticy?

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  • Carol P

    I like it. I have no idea what "frequency separation" is, but I like the face, and the lighting & texture on the coat. And, oh, weren't those old hats wonderful?

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  • Jayson

    lol, yeah, those old hats were great! My mom had boxes of them laying around her house so I grabbed one when she wasn't looking haha. Frequency separation is a beauty editing trick where you separate the color of the photo from the texture. You can then fiddle with the text or color without effecting the other. This is the first time I tried it...I thought it came out ok, but was curious to see if other eyes thought it looked too fake.

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  • Jayson

    Thanks for the feedback Carol :)

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  • John K.

    I've never heard of "frequency separation" either. I like the lighting on the hat and face but the coat is too hot. Reshoot with a darker fur coat and keep it a low key image. That would make the hat and face really stand out.

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  • rg

    I like this shot too, Jayson. I'll need to do more reading on this technique.

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  • Jayson

    Thanks John and Rose. The technique isn't very hard, it's probably too confusing to explain like this though. The short version is this, you make 2 copies of the image, blurr one until all you can see are shapes and color then apply image with the other copy onto the blurred copy...ok wait this is even sounding confusing to me lol.

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  • Cynthia

    Your wife should consider modeling, she did a great job!

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  • Jayson

    Thanks Cynthia, you made her day :)

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  • Carol P

    For those who are interested, I searched for "frequency separation Photoshop tutorial" and found lots of them online. Some are YouTube videos, but I prefer written instructions. Then I can print them and follow along without having to play & pause the video a dozen times. If I think I will use the process often, I make it into an action. Usually each online tutorial is slightly different from others, and may or may not be for your software version, so you might have to try a few before you find one that works for you. And, of course, different photos might need somewhat different settings.

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