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Old 12-19-2006, 03:06 AM
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How to mute color tones

I've always been curious on how this look is achieved. The colors are cold and mute and it creates a sort of surreal look to it. Looking forward to reading your suggestions. Thank you.


Photos by Václav Širc:

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/4061810-lg.jpg

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/3431094-md.jpg

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/2407051-md.jpg
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:30 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

The links don't work for me.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:10 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

the links do not work for me either
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:54 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

Here's a working link to a couple of them --

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4061810

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=3431094

Take a look at the color info on their skin tones -- there's a lot of cyan added and the yellow and magenta are nearly equal instead of yellow being slightly more dominant -- when I took out a lot of cyan and added some yellow, you have realistic skintones. Add cyan and subtract yellow, you have "creative" skintones.

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:00 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

you can mask out her skin......run a desat. layer like -40 or -50, then using the same mask apply a new curve that makes up the skin tone you like, adding as much cyan, or yeloow etc. as you like.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:30 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

Thanks for the replies. Does the same thing applies when you work on the background? I have not had a chance to try the suggestions made yet.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:40 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

Try it and tell us!
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:29 PM
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Re: How to mute color tones

the first picture is really nice colour...desaturated colours is the name of the game here...but the lighingt enhances the effect and gives it a more dynamic...

Gerry
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:40 AM
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Re: How to mute color tones

Thank you for the replies. I tried out the suggestions made and I think would practice I should get something similar to the posted images. Thanks.
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