Today I have a teaser. I wanted to duplicate the HDR-ish effect of Gypsy Queen card photos and I think I came pretty close. Here’s a preview of the effect, and a side-by-side comparison with an actual real card. Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to actually do it.
So, the effect, when applied to a photo (warning, large photo)
And when used as a card. Custom on the left, real card on the right.
Tomorrow, I’ll give you a step by step. Heck, I might even make it into a Photoshop Action. 😉
Also: Photo credit WEEI, all rights (and props!) to the original photographer.
First off thank you for the how to.. I have been asking everyone if they have any idea how to make a card with that kind of photoshop work. Yet I get no responses. I have tried it and it came out really nice, so thanks again. I wanted to do this because I love topps, I just wish they included more players in there autograph lists. Mostly players I grew up with late 80’s early 90’s so with this I can make it into the set already and have it look all professional. ( that’s how I like things) and my son enjoys it as well. I see you are a photographer so is my wife sincerely yours photograph in phoenix az. But she does not do baseball cards!! haha I was just wondering have you tried any Allen and Ginter cards? is so is it easy to do as well? well thanks again for your help and this site!!