Bassanti Silver Edition Creating Digital Wet Plates with Tonality Pro by Macphun

  Earlier this month I wrote a behind-the-scenes post that showcased my latest project for Bassanti, however instead of just one project, in realty I created two separate series  .  The commissioned catalogue shoot showcasing the designers creations in all there wonderfulness , however I felt like it just wasn’t enough , after I shot all 50 looks and made selections of the final images to start the skin editing process , it happen to be about the time Tonality Pro came out with a up dated version (If your  not familiar with Tonality Pro you can read more about it here ). In a previous blog post I showed you a ton of examples and gave you my thoughts about the new update , so for this blog post I figured I would just show you how I create digital wet plates with Tonality PRO by Macphun 
This was the image I used for the Cover of the Box that holds the silver edition in .

I also used a number of their apps from the cool folks over at Macphun , such as Snapheel to edit skin and textures . I also use  Focus 2 to create a shallow depth of field to really get that Wet plate effect, along with a little extra vignette it really helped create the effect I wanted .By mixing different effects, layers and textures I am able  to create a series of images that are not only cool and interesting but also unique , I had allot of fun experimenting at the beginning stages so much that I kept creating more and more images. In the end I have 50 solid, creative, unique images. To finalize my images I also ran some  of them through Noiseless Pro .
Let me just mention that Macphun is currently running a Creative Kit Summer Sale —it already started last week so I am hoping its still  available  ,, the current Creative Kit will have a brand new version of Noiseless Pro included. So, let’s see what’s inside this new update and remember 
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    Original image 

    I have made some quick selections to  give you a run through on  my editing process . If I haven’t answered any questions  you may have after this post please feel free to reach out and ask any questions in the comments section .

      step two – I created  textured backgrounds that I start very earlier on layering them into the image . 
      I use multiple textures to create old vintage affect . 
      I now create a second duplicate layer and upload a textured background . You can change the opacity to help integrate   your textured layer .
      There are literally dozens of presets to choose from , added with the capability  for customization, your created vision is endless . 
      I add yet another layer and another preset caladium at 50% opacity 
      as I add more layers, I tweak the contrast , shadows and saturation levels on each added layer . 
      To finalize the image , I may go to Focus Two Pro , Focus Pro is great at that it allows you total focus control over an image , in this case I made a selection  of the models face or body part and only focused there , blurring the unselected part of the image . This, if done properly can emulate large format bellows camera effect  or Tilt-shift effect, that is always fun and interesting . 

      2nd Image

      Original Image 
      Create Layer with vintage preset , adjustments of shadows and contrast . 
      I jumped into the final image , but again the process is the same for this type of  digital copy of a wet plate .
       I use multiple textured layers . Including custom borders . 
      Original Image 
      Step one: Import Image to Tonality Pro and create first layer copy . 
      Step Two: Import textured background, create new layer . 
      Since I was editing 50 plus images I needed to make sure that I never used the same backgrounds and textures  more than once . I would sometimes use them  repeatedly and then erase certain areas and add more layers , this image above is a good example of by using multiple layers and textures you get a more complex and interesting image . 
      Original Image 
      uploading textured layer . 

      after some adjustments this image was ready . 
      I must have made  four or  five copies before I settled on a finale version for this image.

      A project only closes full circle after its printed so in this clip above you get to see the moment when Bassanti receives his hand tailored  Silver Edition  KOYLAB book . Keep your eyes open for  more about that in a future  post … until then thank you for reading and please feel free to ask any questions or give any feedback in the comment section below . I will be happy to answer any questions and take in any positive feedback you may have.  A big final thanks to my creative team of hair, make up artist , models and my assistants on this project and the amazing Ivo Bassanti  that let me be apart of his wonderful creations. I have included  at the bottom a little summary for anyone who likes that stuff. 
      Photography: Joao Carlos
      Make Up: Sara Kruss Taborda 
      Hair: Elsa Elsart
      Photo Assistant: Bárbara Gomes
      Digital Assistant & Post Production: Marta Machado
      Making of Camera: Pedro Davim
      Making of Edition: Rita Karayanni
      Ana Rita Luz 
      Carine Zanata 
      Christian Pablo 
      Joana Graça 
      João Filipe 
      Mariana Carvalho 
      Pedro Barros 
      (Fashion Studio Agency)
      Elena Cabac
      Filipa Gentil 
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      Black and white image processing with masking and layers support. Simpler preset options give easy way into using the software Works as a standalone or plugin application.
      MSRP: £43.99 (upgrades from Tonality £22.99)

      System requirements 

      Mac OS 10.7 and above 

      Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor 

      4GB RAM and more

      • Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, 5 or later; Apple Aperture 3.2 or later,
      • Photoshop Elements 10 – 12 (App Store version is not supported due to Apple Sandboxing)
      Image formats handled  
      RAW images 8-bit, 16-bit (Including .NEF for Nikon and .CRW2 for Canon)
      PSD (Intensify Pro) 
      TIFF 8-bit, 16-bit ,PNG ,JPEG  , Possibility to save progress (.MPI)  RGB 8- and 16-bit
      Tonality Pro features
      Works as a plug-in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Apple Aperture
      Advanced Layers functionality
      Blend Modes for layer
      Ability to use source color from original image
      Higher maximum number of layers: 5 in standard and 8 in Pro
      Color Temperature tool
      Place Centre for Vignette
      Histogram improvements
      Show histogram clippings
      Zone System (on histogram)
         Zoom navigator window