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How do they do this? (Colour and saturation change)

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Old 02-23-2005, 07:45 AM
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How do they do this? (Colour and saturation change)

Does anyone know how to get this effect? I see it used all over the place these days but can't seem to replicate it myself. I found these photos on PBase so hopefully PamR won't mind me linking to them

Before Photo
http://www.pbase.com/pam_r/image/36174382

After Photo
http://www.pbase.com/pam_r/image/36174385
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:14 AM
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Color and Saturation Change

Well I didn't exactly replicate what was on the site but what I did was
1.) Copy the Layer
2.) Above Layer 1 place a curves adjustment Layer
3.) Above the Curves Adjustment Layer I placed a Yellow Photo Filter Layer
4.) Above the Filter Layer I placed a Hue-Sat Layer
5.) Above that I placed a black Layer blurred with an oval cutout set at 35%Opacity

In curves I increased the contrast. I decreased the saturation and fiddled with the filter. This set up gives one many dials to play with.
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:14 AM
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I looked at it and the tricks seems to be mostly in Saturation and Luminosity. There is some hue change, but I think it's negligable due to the saturation manipulation. That is, the hue seems to be mostly changed where sat is rather low.

Saturation Out and In
I would use that to manipulate the saturation.
In the manip in question, the sat changes don't appear to be linear, so it sounds like a job for Curves tweaking.

Luminosity
Copy photo.
Edit > Fill
- Use: black, white, or 50% grey
- Mode: Saturation
That will leave you with Photoshop's flavor of Luminosity.
Set to Luminosity and clip your favorite adjustment layer to it.

That's what I would start with.

Also, it looks like some painting was done.
Kind of like:
Copy photo
Set to Colour Burn
Lower Opacity a tad
Layer Mask and paint out the harsh areas where it shouldn't be harsh.

Hard to say exactly, but it does look like some areas where definitely painted.
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:56 AM
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The effect is like one created by Andrzej Dragan. I put the url to his website below.

There is also an action created by Sharon Lee Core at Action Central that is truly a masterpiece of thought. With it you can replicate the effect quite easily.

Have fun,

Janet

http://andrzejdragan.com/

http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:45 AM
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:50 PM
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DPReview has a thread that discusses this technique as well as offers a 10-step Photoshop file with layers walking you through the process.

DPReivew Thread

The file with layer sets is located here
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:21 PM
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It was also discussed here back in July of last year.
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-restoration/8597-help-duplicating-method.html

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Old 02-23-2005, 02:26 PM
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yes...this started at DPreview awhile back when we were trying to emulate an artist named Dragan. If you do a Dragan search on the RETOUCH forum (dpreview) you will get tons of hits. Some look great and some missed the mark. I think most got tired of the thread being that it lasted so long but it was a great learning process.

http://andrzejdragan.com/

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Old 02-23-2005, 02:29 PM
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There was also an action created. You can grab it here: http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm. Scroll down to Dragan Action.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:30 AM
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