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Old 12-09-2008, 04:20 PM
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Vintage look

Hi all!

This is my first post and I wasn't really sure exactly where it should be placed. Hopefully, here is ok.

Anywho, I adore the vintage look in photos. I can make a photo look vintage, but not quite as I would like. I have seen some amazing images by photographers who create the vintage look well, and I was wondering if I could get any tips as to how to achieve the look. Here are some examples of what I would like to better achieve:
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:20 PM
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JenLongo, , I hope you will make many new friends and enjoy your visits here! Poke around, ask questions, offer help, have fun!

I found this action you might be interested in:CoffeeShop Vintage Action & Kpauli Vintage Frame Templates! That along with your previous knowledge should make some interesting pictures..

Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:38 AM
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Re: Vintage look

Hi JenLongo,

welcome to RetouchPro.

Of those 4 examples you posted only the first one has a 'vintage look', imo. Like the fixer fluid that was used should have been refreshed. Numbers 2 and 3 'just' have a lowered color saturation, while no. 4 is completely desaturated, but with sepia added.
So your 4 posted examples have 3 different 'vintage looks'... That makes it kinda tough to understand what you mean exactly. Could you be more specific?
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:01 PM
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Re: Vintage look

Hi there-

Yeah the first one, i really love how they created the texture and tones to look so 'old fashioned.' As far as the rest of them go, I would really like to be able to achieve the tones as they did. I have a hard time getting the colors to look less saturated without being bland....if that makes sense.
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