Chillin’ in the Crib

So here is a shot I worked on for a bit this evening. I’ve included a few shots below the finished photograph showing you snapshots I captured during post-processing. Of course the workflow video will be much more helpful, but this give you a bot of an idea of where things start (post Photomatix Pro tone-mapping) and where they end up after Photoshop CS5.

Chillin' in the Crib

Right out of Photomatix Pro

A few steps into Photoshop processing

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Awesome stuff Jacques! Nice chair!

I love your works! I always assumed you used a tilt-shift lens to create the magical focus.

I really hope you post a tutorial or step by step guide on how you do your photos… 🙂

I will often use a tilt/shift these days, but the tools I use for the blur or defocus, if you will, include really wide open f-stops, software and the tilt/shift, and sometimes combinations of two or more tools, depending on how I feel about it and why I’m after.

I really like this image!

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