Dragan Effect - Photoshop Contest [37 entries]

Experiment Dragan effect Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
71.9%
Contest goal:

Andrzej Dragan is a photographer who manipulates his portraits of people to create a "high definition" effect that can be quite startling. You can see his works here, under "Portfolio>Personal." http://andrzejdragan.com/
The goal here is to take a photo of someone, and give it your best "Dragan effect."
You have to achieve this effect with Photoshop, you can't use in camera settings. Furthermore you are not allowed to use specialized filters, which can produce the effect in one click. After all this is a Photoshop contest.
A SBS is mandatory in this contest.


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: MossyB

sgc: Seems much more slanted to the photography side of things to me!!! ( 5 years and 2308 days ago )
Toothpick134: Agrees with sgc ( 5 years and 2308 days ago )
MossyB: Although Dragan starts with a good Hi-Res photo, the effect is pure Photoshop...There are dozens of tutorials online on how to achieve it, and Dragan himself used to sell the photoshop techniques he used as a tutorial...

I'd LOVE to see someone photograph an image to look like a Dragan without chopping it...I don't think you can adjust the settings on a camera to get the effect. Especially since the photographer himself admits to using PS... ( 5 years and 2308 days ago )
locksmagic: Technically speaking it is possible to emulate this effect in camera with todays higher end slr's and the proper lighting. But it would be much easier and more efficient to do it in PS ( 5 years and 2308 days ago )
Nator: Great idea! ( 5 years and 2307 days ago )
Drivenslush: Topaz Adjust.. end of story ( 5 years and 2307 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Topaz Adjust is considered a "one click" filter and is against the rules. ( 5 years and 2307 days ago )
Drivenslush: Does that mean HDR toning is out too? ( 5 years and 2307 days ago )
friiskiwi: HDR is hardly 1 click ( 5 years and 2306 days ago )
downoffthedragon: There was a tutorial in Photoshop Creative (or Advanced Photoshop, I can't remember which) for the Dragan effect. I made a few images using this technique. It will be fun to try this again.
( 5 years and 2306 days ago )
friiskiwi: I was going to have a go at this, but after looking at some of the excellent entries, I'm almost scared to. ( 5 years and 2306 days ago )
freejay: YES....this contest should be in the photography section.
As it is, the winner will be the one that finds the best source pic. ( 5 years and 2305 days ago )
friiskiwi: In the photography section, you have to have taken the photo. ( 5 years and 2305 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Friday 10th June will be removed ( 5 years and 2300 days ago )

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Experiment Dragan effect - created by nanaris


Experiment Dragan effect
Favs: 12SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 1/37Score: 71.9% (42)20548 views

(5 years and 2307 days ago)

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Old Soldier - created by pearlie


Old Soldier
Favs: 4SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 2/37Score: 68.4% (34)22874 views

Was looking for a contemporary soldier, but came across this magnificent image and had to use it. Thank you to all who have fought for freedom. (5 years and 2306 days ago)

1 Source:


Painting - created by Nysoe


Painting
Favs: 2SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 3/37Score: 67.3% (28)16368 views

(5 years and 2306 days ago)

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Homeless - created by basem11361


Homeless
Favs: 2SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 4/37Score: 65.3% (21)16494 views

thanks to leroys for Homeless Portraiture image (5 years and 2306 days ago)

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Portrait of Maturity - created by Nysoe


Portrait of Maturity
Favs: 1SBS: 9Hi-resRank: 5/37Score: 64.6% (15)17563 views

(5 years and 2307 days ago)

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