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Old 10-12-2009, 06:57 PM
christephen christephen is offline
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Simulating a camera filter in "post"

Good day, all.

I've been messing about for way to replicate this certain look in post process and well... I'm still workin on it . I've found a few actions online but the results are way over the top or not even close.

Here are some links below for examples.
They are "worksafe" and contain no nudity.

I believe most of these shots are done "pre" with filters on the camera.
Check out the self portraits in the mirror with different filters.

Almost has that aged polaroid look with bleeding and faded colors. I'm trying to get the work flow in a good place before I fine tune it.

Any advice or direction would be appreciated.


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Old 10-12-2009, 11:22 PM
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Re: Simulating a camera filter in "post"

it's a filter so right afterwards you can got to edit>fade to decrease the effect or just run the filter on it's own layer and decrease the opacity HTH
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:20 PM
christephen christephen is offline
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Re: Simulating a camera filter in "post"

Thanks Nasturtium for the reply.
I checked out that site. Pretty cool stuff.

All though I must admit, I try to keep my reliability on 3rd party plugins down to an extreme minimum. I do this this because I work in different environments and and may not have access to them.

I took a walk down to our photo studio and managed to get some one on one with one of the photographers and he gave me some info on what those filters (on the camera do). Armed with this info, I think I'll approach the work flow a bit different with some new attempts. I'll give it a go tonight.

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:31 PM
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Re: Simulating a camera filter in "post"

Look for vintage actions on Google and voila.
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