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Old 10-17-2008, 05:02 PM
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Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Hi there!

I want to achieve this look on a series of fashion images I have taken and would like to know if anyone has any suggestions. I understand alot of colour has been applied to this image after shooting.

Thank you
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:32 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Hi Jessica!
It is a very interesting look. I played around a bit with this shot (which obviously was not meant for this). I wasn't really precise on details, 'cause it took me about 20 min to do it. Basically I did this:

- boosted blue in midtones and shadows
- reduced saturation by 30%
- crushed output level of black (to make it more gray)
- applied color to hair, eyes, lips
- saturated yellows, blues and magentas
- some dodge and burn

Here it is.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:18 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

very nice work..
First time here I have seen actually copy pretty good what someone wanted to copy...
You should show everyone how to do the Famous Dave Hill Look and Dragan..:+]
Nice job
Snook
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:53 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

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Hi Jessica!
It is a very interesting look. I played around a bit with this shot (which obviously was not meant for this). I wasn't really precise on details, 'cause it took me about 20 min to do it. Basically I did this:

- boosted blue in midtones and shadows
- reduced saturation by 30%
- crushed output level of black (to make it more gray)
- applied color to hair, eyes, lips
- saturated yellows, blues and magentas
- some dodge and burn

Here it is.
how do you crush output level of black?

thanks
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:20 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Image - Adjustments - Levels - under histogram are output levels of black and white.
That is it.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:23 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

You can also achieve part of that look by mimicking the cross- processed look in the curve adjustments. It's as simple as making the red and green channels in the curves dialogue s-curves, and making the blue channel an inverted s-curve.
Depending on the photo you might have to play around with the adjustments. It makes a really cool kind of expired film effect though.
I attached a photo to give you an example. And here is a link to see it higher res http://www.flickr.com/photos/3031541...35916/sizes/o/
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:58 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

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You can also achieve part of that look by mimicking the cross- processed look in the curve adjustments. It's as simple as making the red and green channels in the curves dialogue s-curves, and making the blue channel an inverted s-curve.
Depending on the photo you might have to play around with the adjustments. It makes a really cool kind of expired film effect though.
I attached a photo to give you an example. And here is a link to see it higher res http://www.flickr.com/photos/3031541...35916/sizes/o/
Great results purpletofu! May I know if this was an universal adjustment or did you use mask layers as well? Thanks
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:15 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

Cool thanks!
I had a go anyhow, and this is one of the shots...not yet finished but getting on its way...comments?
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:01 AM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

The face and background look really good, but the yellowish color on her body looks fake. Try lowering the opasity or burning it into the skin.

Also, in the original pictures the models have a lifeless purple skin. I dont know if you were going for an "new" look but you might also want to add that in. The purple was used as a burn, so dont make her all purple.

But all in all you did a great job.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:38 PM
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Re: Achieving this look - polaroid colours

the green was actually paint on her skin and hasnt been altered so no idea how it can look fake
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