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Is pin-up effect PP possible with CNX2 and if so, how t...

CHP_VR

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"RE: Is pin-up effect PP possible with CNX2 and if so, how to achieve it?"

CHP_VR Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Feb 2011
Mon 02-Apr-12 08:54 PM

Piotr,

Not sure if this is what you're looking for.. but here's the way I do it:

In Corel Draw Graphics suite.. (sorry, know it's almost sacrilege here, but not an adobe fan.. been using Corel since Warp OS/2).
Create a good photo with a white background.. (I use seamless paper with two softlight strobes on the sides, blocked to prevent light spill) and another softlight for the mainlight), looking for a soft, almost flat lighting.
Create a duplicate layer, overlay it to add contrast. merge and create another duplicate layer, use a slight gaussian blur (two to three pixels, as a rule, but mainly to your taste) and then a smudge brush to give some of the features (example, the hair) a "paint" effect.
Merge the layers together again, then using NIK, I use a old photo effect to create a Elgren/Vargas effect, grain to zero and brightness as I like.. hope that helps.
(BTW, Corel Paint Shop Pro X4 also allows the same thing and even includes the full Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 filters)
http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4220093

Very quick and simple.. and it's a great fun addition to a "boudoir" or "glamor" session.

Original Image:
85mm 1,4G ISO 200 D700

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