So, all you crazy good photoshopers out there, how can I make this more realz? How could the lighting, textures, shading, etc. be improved?
almost 2 years ago
@SoftFacade @Cuberto @Kamil Khadeyev
Would love to get your critique on this.
Maybe some more shading. In the crease could help. Right now the paper seems a bit like glossy card stock.
@Daniel Romanoski, you are correct. I was just told that by a coworker of mine :)
I'd mask in an existing texture (from a piece of paper) onto the two open pages. That will add some authenticity. Also, I think the bottom edge of the book (closest to the viewer) could be a smidge darker!
is a bible?
@Andrey S. Rodrigues It started out as one, but it could be used as any book I guess.
I fully agree with Andy, texture will add a lot to the realism. I especially like the detail on the binding & in the corners of the hardcovers. What stuck out for me was the cast shadow. Maybe softening up that edge a bit for a little added depth. Great job overall man. What is this for if you don't mind me asking?
I think it would be best to put the contents, and then see where to improve the.
maybe you can help
More coloring on the paper? It looks too grey for me
looks realy great to me right me!
It looks great! The only thing I can think that would improve it is, like the others have mentioned, a real paper texture. Awesome job!
I think a picture of a unicorn spanning both pages would push this to the next level.
@Social Design House, yes. Few things are not made better with a center-fold unicorn. Frankly I'm embarrassed I didn't think of doing that before.
@Stephen Stinebaker It was for a magazine layout. It's original size is about 21 inches at 300dpi.
Generally I like how it looks. Nice work, Matthew.
But here's a thing: http://c.kam88.com/FCHc
You know, pages should grow from something :)
@Matthew Daniels great work fella. I disagree with @Kamil Khadeyev, because I think your perspective is slighly different and that detail can be easily omitted.
@Fabio Benedetti it's not about perspective. Pages just need to grow from something, here's another photo reference: http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-opened-book-blank-pages-image22573060
Of course you can omit it, but awesome works are all about small details.
@Kamil Khadeyev I see what you mean now. I misunderstood, I thought you were referring to the page sheets. And yeah, of course small details are important, there's no doubt about it. This one is on the right track :)
This looks really nice. Great detail. I think once you get content on the page the paper will look more realistic. Doing that may also inpire you on the shading of the pages as well. I did something similar for fun in Illustrator a while back. http://drbl.in/bsnB It's not done in this shot but it was as fun project that I'd like to complete some day.
11 months ago
Try to play around with Filter > Render > Lighting Effects...
This could help get right light over the whole picture :)
2 months ago
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