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mmbma
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« on: May 07, 2013, 03:44:41 PM »
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Could anyone recommend a book that teaches in detail how to photoshop a still life photo into one of those dutch old master paintings? I've been looking up on the internet with no real results.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
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Could anyone recommend a book that teaches in detail how to photoshop a still life photo into one of those dutch old master paintings? I've been looking up on the internet with no real results.

If you want to invest time, you may want to skip Photoshop. This is a dying product, if Adobe continues its misguided policy. Check the web for the uproar, before investing your time to learn a package than many end users are fleeing from today .
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 05:27:03 PM »
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If you want to invest time, you may want to skip Photoshop. This is a dying product, if Adobe continues its misguided policy. Check the web for the uproar, before investing your time to learn a package than many end users are fleeing from today .

Or...you might not want to listen to Chicken Little and get to learning Photoshop which is what the OP said he wanted.

I know of no books dealing with taking digital images and making them into old master type artwork...Photoshop CS6 (and CC) has a function that can be used pretty well once you mater it called Oil Paint that can produce some realistic brush strokes (with fiddling).

I think it would be useful to post of original images and some example images that you want to emulate and see what people suggest.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 09:47:42 PM »
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If you want to get beyond the surface specifically for Rembrandt's technique, this is useful:
http://dipaola.org/lab/research/rembrandt/
The three pdf files contain most of the detail. I use these techniques a lot.

For an overview on composition and what you would want to achieve with re-lighting try:
http://home.earthlink.net/~mikelevyonline/Still_Life_Photography.html

Or for a quick and dirty conversion you could maybe start with this:
http://www.topazlabs.com/blog/tutorial-the-making-of-viking-chieftain/

David
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 09:52:38 PM »
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OP,

I am not sure what level of photoshop experience you have, but with still life and other photography, its all about manipulating light, or in terms of PS, is about light and dark.

Know or learn un-destructive editing, color management, how to set the desired look and feel of an image. When you become very competent, you can turn night into day and vs.... if that is what you so desire to do.

Invest a lot of time, even after 10-15 years, there is still lots to learn - which is what makes it so interesting and fun to do ;-)
Let us know if you have any more specific questions

Henrik
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 07:47:05 PM »
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OP,

I am not sure what level of photoshop experience you have, but with still life and other photography, its all about manipulating light, or in terms of PS, is about light and dark.

I agree with Henrik,

And as such can recommend getting a copy of this book.

It's almost all about understanding the interaction between light and subject matter that made/makes the difference. Being a painter who mixes his own pigments, and who has a vision, and talent, in the right epoch, is the rest.

Cheers,
Bart
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 07:49:02 PM »
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Thanks Bart,

that is a pretty good book

Henrik

I agree with Henrik,

And as such can recommend getting a copy of this book.

It's all about understanding the interaction between light and subject matter that made/makes the difference.

Cheers,
Bart
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