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Saucy Texture

Jul 13, 2012 11:10 PM

I don't own a digital camera, and I was hoping someone could take a picture of some cooked and dry pasta sauce, with the chance of removing highlights from the image, making it a matte photo, if your camera can do this

 
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    Jul 14, 2012 12:03 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    Can you elaborate on what you mean by "cooked and dry pasta sauce"?

     

    quick-pasta-sauce-recipe.jpg  pasta_sauce.jpg

     

    Both images retrieved through Google Images.

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    Are you intending to use the image commercially?

     

    I'm surprised to hear you don't have a digital camera at all.  I thought anyone with a computer would have bunches of them nowadays (e.g., a few generations of dSLR, a point-and-shoot, one in a cell phone, a couple in an iPad, etc.)

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 7:30 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    LOL !  

     

    I did not—and still do not—understand your request in your original post, and now your reply leaves me even more baffled.

     

    I give up trying to get you to elaborate on what you want.

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 7:34 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    StrongBeaver wrote:

     

    …is pasta that has been out on a table for a few hours, it's still moist but alot has dried up. 

     

    Well, I'm not in the habit of leaving dishes "out on a table for a few hours," not even for a few unnecessary minutes, so I wouldn't be able to help you at all, even if you rephrased your request.

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 9:35 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    You could try

    • the Filter Minimum (possibly with some Gaussian Blur added and some noise if necessary) on a Smart Object copy,

    • maybe set the Smart Object copy to Blend Mode Darken

    • and apply the appropriate Layer Mask pr use the Blend If > Underlying Layer-settings to limit it to the bright spots.

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 12:36 PM   in reply to station_two

    "...do you know how to remove the hightlight from those images ? "

     

    Cross Polarized Lighting.

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:09 PM   in reply to charles badland

    . . . Cross Polarized Lighting.

     

    Yup, that'll do it

     

    But before anyone asks, No, you don't do this in Photoshop.

    You do this with your camera and your lights when you shoot the photo.

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:11 PM   in reply to Bo LeBeau

    Actually, a large, very soft light souce (or perhaps a diffused, bounce), above the pasta dish, will do it too.

     

    Hunt

     
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