No pixels were harmed in the making of this Picture ๐Ÿ™‚

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: July 20, 2012

Category: General

Hey Folks,

Friday already…looking forward to the weekend? Got anything planned?

Me?…Tomorrow I’ll be in the studio for the latest of my Photography & Photoshop Creative Workshops which of course will be followed by some social time aka curry and some drinkies ๐Ÿ™‚

For today though, as promised here’s a look at the final picture that I created the running track background for:

Click on picture to enlarge

Which do you prefer:

  1. Desaturated version?
  2. Black & White Version?

Early next week I’ll post a walk through showing everything that went into making the final picture including the photo shoot (lighting etc) and then a look at what was done in Photoshop to build the running track background out a stock image, what was done to our model Shaun Stafford and then how everything was finally composited. I’ll also post a few other photos from the cover shoot with Shaun to show you what else we worked on.

Oh and incase you were wondering…No Pixels were harmed in the making of this Picture;ย Shaun is what is commonly referred to as a ‘Genetic Freak’ lol ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here next week,
Glyn ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€ขThanks to my Bestest Buddy & Designer Extraordinaire Dave Clayton for adding the text to the main picture

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  1. Mark Imhof

    Good Morning Glyn,
    On my first look I liked the B/W version better becouse there is more texture in the Background but after looking at them abit longer the Desaturated version also tickeld my fancy.
    In the end I think I would go with the Desaturated version.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Olivier

    The desaturated version, picture got more depth.

  3. Gunther Frans

    For me without a doubt the desaturated one. The black and white is for me personally a bit too flat, as in, too little constrast model vs background.

  4. David Kelly

    Desaturated version for me. The cloudscape on the mono conversion looks to flat whereas it has better contrast in the desaturated version.

  5. Denis Van Linden

    Desaturated version for me to, looks much beter.

  6. Torsten

    Not an easy decision, but in the end I’d opt for the b/w version. It has a more stylish approach, although the desaturated version is pretty close on it’s heels too.



  7. Stuart Cosgrave

    Glyn – Desat all the way for me, I like a bit of colour coming out from the track and cloud, but both very cool. Cracking work on these! Stu

  8. DaveT

    From these two – the desaturated version. It also lends itself to more options with coloured text.

    As much as I am a fan of B&W, this particular version hasn’t, for me, got enough oooomph! (technical description for plenty of deep black and contrasting white).

    Really looking forward to the follow up post on how it was all put together Glyn.

    Have a great workshop!!


  9. Adrian

    Desaturated version

  10. Tim Pursall

    I’m plumping for the desaturated version Glyn. Subtle but very effective. Great work!

    I still chuckle to myself at the comments Mr Kelby made to Shaun when he appeared on stage at his recent LISIRI seminar!

    Best wishes

    Tim Pursall

  11. David Asch

    I much prefer the desaturated version. The subtle colours define him more.


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