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Old 11-05-2009, 10:55 AM
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How did they get this effect

I am totally new to Photoshop, own Canon Mark 5D

How did they get effect. I would really appreciate someone help me out on this.

This was my question for many photographers and they never care to teach me:-)

Thanks in advance.

Ray
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:29 AM
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Re: How did they get this effect

As far as I can tell, there have been a few manipulations to achieve this. I can not say that I like the look myself, but this is a matter of preference.
- background converted to B/W, blurred, grain added
- people: saturation reduced, sharped, contrast increased
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:44 AM
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Re: How did they get this effect

Do you know how to get this done? workflow?
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:49 AM
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Re: How did they get this effect

Thanks again.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:11 PM
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Re: How did they get this effect

Kumar
Here's what you need to do:
Mask out the couple from the background and put them in a new layer.
Desaturate the background layer.
Apply a very small gaussian blur to the background layer.
Add noise to the background layer.
On the couple layer, go Image adjustment Hue Saturation and reduce the saturation a little bit.
Apply Unsharp Mask to the couple layer.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:30 PM
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Re: How did they get this effect

I will try this at home and let you know. I truly appreciate your help.
This forum is truly amazing.

Thanks again. Ray
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:04 AM
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Re: How did they get this effect

Kumar,

this an alternative way to do it:

• desaturate
• apply the history brush where you want color in the image
• apply curves and hue/saturation to taste

Like the attached image.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:16 PM
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Re: How did they get this effect

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Kumar
Here's what you need to do:
Mask out the couple from the background and put them in a new layer.
Desaturate the background layer.
Apply a very small gaussian blur to the background layer.
Add noise to the background layer.
On the couple layer, go Image adjustment Hue Saturation and reduce the saturation a little bit.
Apply Unsharp Mask to the couple layer.
This and the clothing looks like it might have been isolated and adjusted slightly as well.

Using the history brush wouldn't be m first choice, as it's nice to have separate layers for each adjustment, plus you can refine it a bit easier later on.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:54 PM
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Re: How did they get this effect

Either the other photographers don't know or they don't want to share the little edge (difference) they may know. There are numerous ways to get this look as the above posts show. Keep coming to retouch and you will develop your own skills/look that you can then decide to share with your fellow photographers.
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