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Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Guatemala
Date: Dec 4, 2010
Galleries: Portraiture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: 9
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I start by running an action in PS that creates a separate layer for each of the following from the original:
1. Adjust- Colour correction & Photo Pop
2. Adjust- clarity
3. Detail- creative detail accent
4. Detail- lithograph

I then turn off all the layers except for the first. Then bring in each layer adjusting the opacity as I go.

Obviously settings change depending upon the image but if it is not working I'll turn off the layer entirely. Rarely I'll have a layer at above 70% trying to keep it real.

And in the case of this image I then added some grunge and vignette with Phototools.

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12/07/2010 11:59:09 PM
This looks good. I love the details on his face.

Whenever I use Topaz on people, I always end up masking out the background because I don't want it to compete with the work I;ve done on the person.
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12/06/2010 11:45:35 AM
I really like this effect for this image. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing the process. I think I'll try setting up some similar actions.
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12/04/2010 05:24:07 PM
Not too heavy - it just brings out all the details of his stubble and his wrinkles lol!
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12/04/2010 10:55:29 AM
I think that Topaz definably has a place in portrait processing and this photo proves me right!
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12/04/2010 10:11:54 AM
I don't think it's heavy handed at all! I love it!
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12/04/2010 08:52:35 AM
And the individual in this portrait is a good choice for some topaz definition.
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12/04/2010 02:09:58 AM
Neat process, thanks for sharing!
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12/04/2010 01:40:20 AM
Nice portrait. Doesn't look heavy handed at all to me.
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12/04/2010 01:27:11 AM
Excellent, what filters did you use? Just adjust??
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