Two week ago I was writing about an adobe photoshop tutorial video on how to achieve Andrzej Dragan portrait look.
Today I found an adobe photoshop tutorial, with a psd file to illustrate it, about a different a different approach to accomplish this look.
The technique itself can be summarized in 4 steps
a. Copy the background layer and set the blending mode of the new layer to “soft light”
b. Apply shadow/highlight on that layer
a. Go to your Channels patlette
b. Select the blue channel (CTRL+3) -windows-
c. Select all (CTRL+A) and copy the selection (CTRL+C) -windows-
d. Select the RGB channel (CTRL+~) -windows-
e. Go back to the layer patlette and paste the just copied layer (CTRL+V) -windows-
f. Set the blending mode of this layer to multiply
e. Dodge and burne to accentuate wrinkles and shadows
a. Aplly a highpass filter on the blue channel layer we just worked on to strenghten light (wrinkles and shadows)
a. Flattern image
b. Sharpen usin smart sharpening