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Polaroid 809 "chocolate" look?

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Old 09-20-2009, 03:33 AM
lovelivehate lovelivehate is offline
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Re: Polaroid 809 "chocolate" look?

i think this is the effect you were going for...
i used a color picture,
-used black & white effect in photoshop with maximum white setting
-took levels sliders (second ones) i think there called output levels...push them both in until the blacks in the picture are a bit grey and the whites are a bit grey(not too much tho)
-added brownish taupe fill layer blend mode color at about 50% opacity
that is the overall effect, i also used some grunge brushes very lightly in different places, one with orange color, one burn set to higlights, the other dodge set to shadows.

Hope this Helps!!!!!!

i also saved it in a lower quality to add aged feeling
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:27 AM
jbj jbj is offline
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Re: Polaroid 809 "chocolate" look?

here's another way to approach it.

- open your original in camera raw - use HSL/Greyscale to convert it to black and white - use split toning to give the darks a green/blue cast and the lights a touch of sepia ( you can also do this in photoshop with adjustment layers )

- make a new empty layer - choose a foreground colour similar to the light areas of your original photos ( ochre/sepia ) choose a background colour that's a lighter desaturated version of your foreground colour - use the filter render clouds ( you could also use a variety of techniques to create this layer including a mixture of photographing textured/painted paper combined with grunge brushes and adjustment layers )

- make a luminance mask by going into channels and command click on the icon in the rgb layer ( CS3 ) - save selection as a channel

- with the mask active go back to your 'clouds' layer and add a layer mask ( this will automatically use the luminance mask to create a mask that will primarily affect the highlights of your picture ) - change the layer blend mode to colour.

you can also adjust the shadows by going back into channels - duplicate the luminance mask channel - invert it - load channel as a selection - go back to layers and apply any adjustment layer you want - eg - curves, hue saturation, gradient map etc ( the adjustment channel will automatically create a mask based on the shadow luminance mask )

(due to their intrinsic structure luminance masks don't need feathering - this makes them a cool masking technique - the basic mask is based on all tones over 128 )

add an overall adjustment layer using colour fill - blending mode normal and low opacity - use a desaturated light brown to give an overall faded look

use adjustment layers to tweak layers as needed.

this should at least put you on the path without the need for plug ins etc. play around with the settings.
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