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Old 10-19-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

I think my monitor is not very calibrated, I am now looking at it on a different computer now and it does look better. It looked yellow on the other computer, here is does look more green and the skin even has more purple.

But you still might want to burn it in a bit.

-just my opinion
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:11 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

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Great results purpletofu! May I know if this was an universal adjustment or did you use mask layers as well? Thanks
Hi David, I didn't use any masks for this technique, but just lowered the opacity of the adjustment layer, although I'm sure you could use this technique selectively to a photo to bring out certain shadows and clothing or something.
I also believe I did a duplicate of the adjustment layer, switched the blend mode to soft light and lowered the opacity to around 10% for some added pop.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:26 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

thanks for the info purpletofu

And Jessi_ca, great results! The only thing I've noticed is that the skin is a little too desaturated relative to the background. But considering the theme of the photo, it still works for me. May I ask which method you ended up using?
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:21 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

thanks for the comments,

I have not desaturated her skin tone, she was just very pale, but im liking the effect of it against the darker background ( I am not trying to exactly copy the other artists work I was just meaning the oddd colours )

I used a few adjustment layers, mainly curves by adding blues and selective colour for the same thing...was actually rather quick only took about a half hour to complete the image
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:27 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Jessi, i saw your entire series over at the fashion spot and must say very good work. Really enjoyed that series. Could you perhaps shed some light on the production of this? Any reason why not shooting it on film / polaroid to start with?
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:28 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Jessi_ca, would you mind sharing the link that HuBBa mentioned? I love the image you posted here and would love to see the rest

Also, may I ask how many layer masks were used? My obvious guess is one for the model and another for the background. But if you used more, could you please comment where and why you decided to use it?

Thanks
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:06 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

hmmm i have no access or the $$ to buy polaroid film. shooting digital is so easy and all your shots are free!

Its really simple to do in photoshop so why not? I played till I liked it...

just a grade (a black and white layer set onto soft light) and reduce opacity till happy.
a curve layer adding blues into the blacks.
selective colour, toying with each colour till it looks fakey
a mid gray soft light layer painting in with white and black to change contours and make more interesting highlights and shadows
skin smoothing using degrunge
sharpening
lighting hair and adding contrast with curves and a grade....
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:41 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Jessi, hope its ok to post the link.

http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...&postcount=677

(And if you keep shooting that with digital you will have the $$ in no time

The main difference is in the grain and the colour fluctuations. Yes you can get it just as well in Digital, but the exact is very very very timeconsuming as it will not be as perfect colourfluctuations as a normal curve will give you. And its also is a lot more fun =)
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