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How can i achieve this color???

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Old 06-17-2009, 12:08 PM
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Re: How can i acheve this color???

start with a bright image with not too much saturation.

i usually duplicate image, Black and white it, then set it to screen and lower layer opacity to taste.

use a dusty blue (or just eyedrop the blue from those pics), and set the layer to exclusion, lower opacity to taste.

few dark dusty blue colors to try out:
#00122C
#000025 (subtle effect)
#010158 (stronger effect)

if u go towards cyan the overall color will be more orange
if you go towards purple the overall color will be more green
so finding a good shade of blue takes a little bit of practice.

what i ususally do is pick a blue that works somewhat close to what im going for, then use hue/saturation to change the shade of blue that will look closer to ivory/yellow

then use selective color to pop out the other colors in the image.

than use curves or anything else that might need to be adjusted as this technique varies from photo to photo
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:13 AM
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Re: How can i acheve this color???

AnabelStars , thank you so much. I had chosen a photo from goole.com
and i did almost all your step to retouch a photo.
here you are my test
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:52 AM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

Annabel,
use a dusty blue (or just eyedrop the blue from those pics), and set the layer to exclusion, lower opacity to taste.
I dont understand this, please, more explain? thanks
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:59 PM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

I've got that effect on few shots, but because they are not my shots i couldn't post them, so i will try one day to shoot some people or even my daughters myself and show you the effect.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:32 PM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

I think that similar effect can be achieved by using the Selective Color tool as well. You can try playing with it and replace the blacks with other color. It works pretty well I think.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:15 PM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

rogier,
make new empty layer above your photo
flood-fill with a dark blue color
set the layer to exclusion
reduce the layer opacity depending on the photo, some will need a stronger opacity than others

few dark dusty blue colors to try out:
#00122C
#000025 (subtle effect)
#010158 (stronger effect)

i would probably use the stronger one, and lower the opacity
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:29 AM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

There are tons of free photoshop action scripts to do cross process in Deviant Art website. You should check it out.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:20 PM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

Annabelstars
Oke, now i had it. ;-)
Thank you for jour time.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:04 PM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

I think you can use a gradient map adjustment layer with a very low opacity (put it on color mode if you want too), this way you can "easily" achieve this color and mood.

Then you can use a selective color layer to play with a little bit more.
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:42 AM
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Re: How can i achieve this color???

This is slick!
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