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Old 11-14-2017, 07:58 AM
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Help achieving low contrast fashion look

Hey guys,

I've been trying for some time now to get a low contrast "greyish" look to some of my fashion photographs. I've been working mainly on Tone Curves, trying to crush those highlights... but still I guess there's a catch somewhere I'm missing.

Here are references to where I wanna get:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGZTPIlKZZ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSQze8MDmkJ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSI_owul9U8/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSLpO4Ll4HF/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSD9pNHlm0k/

Here's atacched my present results so far, for comparison.

Thanks in advance for your help. Cheers!
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:48 PM
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Re: Help achieving low contrast fashion look

Sooo many ways to create colour effects. Often the methods are case sensitive too. Try a simple approach on the 'red' girl (your posted sample, not the original).

Make two copies of the image so you have 3 pix in a layer stack - Background, layer 1 and layer 2. Convert layer 2 to Black and white and set opacity to about 55%. Create a 3rd layer and fill with solid white colour. Set the blending mod to Overlay and drop the opacity to about 55%. For further adjustment switch off the Background layer and play with the opacity of layer 1.
So,
Background
1.Copy of background
2.BW
3.Solid White

Adjust to taste!
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