Open Book Work In Progress

Open_book

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  1. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    So, all you crazy good photoshopers out there, how can I make this more realz? How could the lighting, textures, shading, etc. be improved?

    about 2 years ago

  2. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    @SoftFacade @Cuberto @Kamil Khadeyev
    Would love to get your critique on this.

    about 2 years ago

  3. Dan Romanoski Dan Romanoski

    Maybe some more shading. In the crease could help. Right now the paper seems a bit like glossy card stock.

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    about 2 years ago

  4. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    @Daniel Romanoski, you are correct. I was just told that by a coworker of mine :)

    about 2 years ago

  5. Andy Luce Andy Luce

    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!

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    about 2 years ago

  6. Andrey S. Rodrigues ☝ Andrey S. Rodrigues ☝

    is a bible?

    about 2 years ago

  7. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    @Andrey S. Rodrigues It started out as one, but it could be used as any book I guess.

    about 2 years ago

  8. Stephen Stinebaker Stephen Stinebaker

    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?

    about 2 years ago

  9. Andrey S. Rodrigues ☝ Andrey S. Rodrigues ☝

    I think it would be best to put the contents, and then see where to improve the.
    maybe you can help
    http://dribbble.com/shots/419381-Opened-book/attachments/24460

    about 2 years ago

  10. Meng To Meng To

    Fabulous details.

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    about 2 years ago

  11. Evgeniy Volkov Evgeniy Volkov

    More coloring on the paper? It looks too grey for me

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    about 2 years ago

  12. Gil Gil

    looks realy great to me right me!

    about 2 years ago

  13. Matt Miller Matt Miller

    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!

    about 2 years ago

  14. Social Design House Social Design House

    I think a picture of a unicorn spanning both pages would push this to the next level.

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    about 2 years ago

  15. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    @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.

    about 2 years ago

  16. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    @Stephen Stinebaker It was for a magazine layout. It's original size is about 21 inches at 300dpi.

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    about 2 years ago

  17. Kamil Khadeyev Kamil Khadeyev

    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 :)

    about 2 years ago

  18. Fabio Benedetti Fabio Benedetti

    @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.

    about 2 years ago

  19. Kamil Khadeyev Kamil Khadeyev

    @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.

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    about 2 years ago

  20. Fabio Benedetti Fabio Benedetti

    @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 :)

    about 2 years ago

  21. Scott Criswell Scott Criswell

    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.

    about 1 year ago

  22. Futufly Futufly

    Try to play around with Filter > Render > Lighting Effects...
    This could help get right light over the whole picture :)

    4 months ago

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