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Old 04-17-2009, 11:08 AM
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nice colors...

this was taken from here

Im not good at guessing how this color was achieved..

Any ideas?
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:33 AM
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Re: nice colors...

you should get yourself a free subscription to Rangefinder magazine. Its chock full of wedding photographer after wedding photographer interviews that all seem to do that same look over and over. its basically upping the contrast, esp on the low end in whichever way suits you, shifting the color to one end and masking it where you like, adding a cross process type simulation, and then dodging and burning. It seems to be really hot in the midwest these days for some reason. Its a little cheesey and played IMHO and Im sure the Dave Hill thread had nothing to do with swaying anyones opinion on that, even though its not the same effect, its in the same sort of neighborhood
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:01 AM
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Re: nice colors...

It is not easy, but not hard, it need more work with the lighting and composition, when you get great results out of camera then it can be done by photoshop in many ways using all the proper toold like filters or actions, layers, masks, D&B,.....
I got many results some are similar to that and some are different but still nice, so just experiment with Photoshop on good enough photos and you will be there.

Good luck!
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: nice colors...

looks likeopacity exclusion layers in a dark dusty blue color to get the blue/beige coloring and some masked selective coloring to bring out some of the other colors in the wall for the first picture

-duplicate layer, adjustments >shadows/highlights, i just left as is but adjust to taste
-exclusion later, filled with #041830 (adjust blue more to cyan if you want more peach skin color, adjust more towards indigo/violet for more beige/green color)
-dupliate exclusion layer, make it difference 10% to make image warmer
-curves layer to taste to make it less flat
-selective coloring with a mask to bring out other colors in the image

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