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Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop by Vincent Versace

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Chapter 4. Classic Studio Lighting

Figure 4.1.

Figure 4.2. The Stardust image.

What’s the best type of light? Why that would be available light... and by available light I mean any damn light that is available.

—W. Eugene Smith

In this chapter, we will use Photoshop to emulate the look of a classic Hollywood glamour photograph, working with an image that I’ve entitled Stardust. In the following chapter, I’ll explain how to convert Stardust into a continuous-tone, black-and-white image.

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