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Old 10-31-2008, 03:28 AM
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Sepia effect

Im trying to get this effect, doing saturation, levels, curves or whatever doesn't really get this effect... anyone that has more precision details or numbers something that I can make it look like?
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:31 AM
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Re: Sepia effect


Photo by Jazs.

- main color adjustment by Color Balance (extra magenta in the shadows)
- separate adjustment layers (levels, curves) for skin, hair, bcg
- layer on top filled with low saturated brown-red put in 15% Soft Light

Hope I helped.

EDIT: Maybe overall less saturation would also be good
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:34 AM
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Re: Sepia effect

The image just looks like it's hue has been shifted toward yellow. You can look at her blouse / top and examine the colors (in LAB). Her top, which is supposed to be white, shows that the B channel is up around 10 while the A channel is almost at 0.
In Camera RAW I just moved the Blue/Yellow slider a little toward the Blue and got this image below which looks close to what the original scene might be.
Rgds, MM
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:03 AM
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Re: Sepia effect

After sampling the colors of the photo it looks like to me it is nothing but a filter aplied and the opacity adjusted. I was able to get a simlar affect by a new layer filled it with an redish orange and set the blend mode to color, softlight or overlay and ajusted opacity.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:50 PM
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Re: Sepia effect

All the others have given you good ideas.
Sepia tones have numerous ways of being done. The most traditional was always a solid color fill adjustment layer, set to color blend mode, using values of roughly R:195, G:165, B:60. The nice part of the adjustment layer is you get to change opacity as well as do things with the mask.

In CS3 the new Black & White adjustment layer also allows "tint", which is the same thing. You'll notice (by clicking the color box) that the default values they use are R:225, G:211, B:179.... and they look fine. You just can't use this as an overlaying layer to do the effect, as it desaturates also.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:26 AM
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Re: Sepia effect

oki Thanks, I will try now
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