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Breaking Bad Season 4 yellowish effect skill


woshiren

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Hi, all... Recently saw poster from Breaking Bad Season 4, i been attract for the yellowish tone effect and like it so much, and try to learn the skill to adjust yellowish in photoshop. below is the poster mentioned above.

br4.jpg

And this is the original image i like to edit..

br4sp.jpg

And this is my workflow...
1. make the image to black and white
2. adjust level to white more white, black more black
3. create solid yellow color layer
4. add on some scratch texture on overlay mode
5. adjust curve..

And this is my final edit

br4guru.jpg

Hopefully all guru can give me advice on my skill, because i still not satisfied if compare with breaking bad poster.... any good skill knowledge can share with me? thanks advance!
 
Hi! It could be a yellow texture laid over it, but if you want the exact color, you can try using the eye dropper tool to get it from the original image. :)

You could also try using the adjustment layer Photo filters or saturation and hue.
 
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In your version, the skin and face detail look nice and smooth, just like the original photo. The Breaking Bad photo is edgier and noisier. Look for a noise tutorial (I think there was one recently in this forum) and give your girl a grainier, more contrasting look.

That might help.


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Nicely done woshiren

The texture is good but you could use a grunge texture instead of the scratched metal one,i think it will suit better the theme, try adjusting a bit more the levels slider to increase a bit the shadows, also try a different blending mode, perhaps multiply or darken, and you could use dodge and burn tool for selectively increase lightness or shadows in some areas, finally you could use the sharpening filter to give your work a really sharp visual definition.


 
You should make the edges around her face a bit darker so she's more defined. You can do this using the burn tool and you could also add more highlights and shadow to her face using the burn and dodge tool's.
 
A lot better, maybe place her head to one side more (left or right) to give a little more room for logos etc, or is it just the quality and feel your attempting here, well done either way mate.
 
woshiren, that is a nice change. I think though that having the noise so uniformly across teh image and especially across the face that there is a flattening effect. Personally, I'd like to see her face pop out, keeping the grain but softening, highlighting, sharpening so that it has more definition and more femininity. I like the fact that the collar was a bit more defined in the first rendition and would like to see that again so that she is just a bit less of a floating head. Don't take my critique to criticism because I like the work you did and the discovery you're making.
 
woshiren, that is a nice change. I think though that having the noise so uniformly across teh image and especially across the face that there is a flattening effect. Personally, I'd like to see her face pop out, keeping the grain but softening, highlighting, sharpening so that it has more definition and more femininity. I like the fact that the collar was a bit more defined in the first rendition and would like to see that again so that she is just a bit less of a floating head. Don't take my critique to criticism because I like the work you did and the discovery you're making.

Really appreciate for your comment, thanks. But how i can pop up her face? is it blur the background and pop it up subject? any better idea to enhance?
 
The whole composition works much better now don't you agree?
just one very small critique - the side of her head/hair is cut off at a funny angle, maybe smudge it out about or do a soft blend out:)
 
move the subject to left and have more space put in logo. really like it compare with the first edit, thanks all. really love the people and guru here

Hi, sorry I wasn't back sooner but on the other hand, I see you've worked it out and done a great job. It works beautifully now.
 
The whole composition works much better now don't you agree?
just one very small critique - the side of her head/hair is cut off at a funny angle, maybe smudge it out about or do a soft blend out:)

Yes. I just noticed now, what Paul said, the hair looks a bit chopped off on the right side of her head. :)
 
try smudge the hair edge, and this is it.
after doing many step of retouch, find out i'm always miss the detailing.... lucky all guru can advise and help me to improve, thx bro!
br4ggf.jpg
 
Nicely done,
The texture is good but you really could use the Grunge Scratched Metal One.i'm pretty Sure everyone would appreciate.
 

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