Do you have any idea what kind of filters or add-on are used in these beautiful posters to get that sharp and clear effect? I posted also the original pictures used so you can get an idea about the difference.http://www.flickr.com/photos/zamfiraugustin/11008213383/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/zamfiraugustin/11008166094/
It looks like a few things. They probably bumped up the contrast and used the curves tool to lighten/darken certain things. I would assume they also could have used exposure to do that. Aside from that, it seems pretty similar.
Thank you guys! I was think about a hrd addon. Do you think this will do the trick? It seems to me that it has also a subtle painting feeling. This guy has a great portfolio maybe if you find time you can take a look http://www.behance.net/gallery/History-Ballon-DOr/9757655