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Ola Bell style - opaque colors

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:10 AM
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Ola Bell style - opaque colors

Hi guyz,

I Recently i saw some amazing photos from Ola Bell on her flickr and I'm trying to understand how she achieve that "opaque" look.

I suppose there is somethink about curves and maybe luminosity and of course a little bit of desaturation and some overlayed texturing but, can't get that look...anyone can show the right direction?

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Old 01-05-2009, 12:46 PM
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Re: Ola Bell style - opaque colors

Very interesting pictures. To me it looks like a desaturated, faded, sepia. Controls the blacks with exposure adj by using offset and gamma. Sometimes highering the ofset to make look faded, everything is masked very well. The scratches and old look can be done many ways including an overlay of a high pass of some scratches. Also the images look very smooth and noiseless. Lots of D&B to even tones.

This one shows the diffrence from color to B&W.

Ola achieves the sepia with curves. I know because I extracted the color. But honesty, the sepia just adds to the already great picture. The lighting is just so well controlled.

Below is the natural version of the linked photo, croped.

Hope this helps,
-Keven

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Old 01-05-2009, 03:13 PM
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Re: Ola Bell style - opaque colors

Thanks man, I'll try it. I'm just missing the offset and gamma...where are these controls in Photoshop?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: Ola Bell style - opaque colors

Exposure adj

image>>adjustments>>exposure...

Or the non-destructive way,

Click where the red arrow is>> Exposure...
(This way allows you to mask)

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:55 AM
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Re: Ola Bell style - opaque colors

Ah perfect, thanks a lot man!
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:39 PM
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Re: Ola Bell style - opaque colors

Try This
http://www.atncentral.com/zip/hassel...ar2_effect.zip
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