HOW do they do that?

RG
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Rene_Garneau
Feb 27, 2004
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Anybody knows how do they create this type of effect?

<http://www.pbase.com/image/26426950.jpg>

We’ve had this picture since 2001, so I suspect it was shot with film.
J
JasonSmith
Feb 27, 2004
Looks like tricky lighting.

You may be able to emulate this sort of thing with a Gradient Map, blending mode set to color….or something like that.
MO
Mike_Ornellas
Feb 27, 2004
In camera composite.

live lighting.

or

Photoslop
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PShock
Feb 27, 2004
It’s an old lighting trick that used to be popular. Several lights surrounding the subject fitted with different colored gels cause shadows to be different colors than mid-tones and highlights. I guess it’s perfectly do-able in Photoshop but this is one of those things where it’s simply easier to do in-camera. (If you know what you’re doing.)
RG
Rene_Garneau
Feb 27, 2004
Thanks PShock, now I understand how they did that.

But I have a "stupid" question: When Photographers refer to "gels", like you did here, do they mean these pieces of colored plastic they put in front of spotlights?
WZ
Wade_Zimmerman
Feb 27, 2004
Exactly also on windows.
J
JasonSmith
Feb 27, 2004
Yes – that’s what a gel is.
RG
Rene_Garneau
Feb 27, 2004
Thanks!

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