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Old 01-04-2010, 09:35 PM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

This sepia is more advanced than a normal color shift. It lifts the blacks and crushes the highlights. This means that the deepest blacks and brightest highlights are not maxed out. It also does a color shift of the shadows to a blue tone.

I like the composition of your picture, and I think the sepia looks good on it as well.

-Keven

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Old 01-06-2010, 09:55 AM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

So any idea how she achieves such nice sepia look, or even a way to make a black and white conversion that would have a similar look- with bright skin and a softer look than changing the curves to an S?
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:33 PM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

Same method i discussed above. But this time with a more high key image. I forced this image into high key With brightness Adj.

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Old 01-06-2010, 11:35 PM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

K, after playing around forever I think I finally figured out what you mean! I've learned so much doing all this! I don't necessarily want to copy Skye's colors, but it was fun figuring out what she might do to get her color effects! Now I just need to figure out what MY style is! How close do you think I got to her muted color effect? Here:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...lliams/ani.jpg

And what about the sepia? Here:

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/anisepia.jpg

I was looking at her header on this one and adjusting each color curve separately to try to match the balance of colors that she does.

Overall critique? Do you like the effect? I wish I could get my picture a little sharper, like hers, but I don't know if part of it is because I have an amature camera, or if it's just that I am the amature! Or maybe my amature photo editing... as long as I am improving, right?
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:38 PM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

Looking at my sepia one again, I think I could tone down the green channel a little bit, and the shadows might have a little too much blue, but overall, I think it looks fairly similar.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:49 PM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

Kevin do you mind if I try the sepia effect on the picture you posted here? I'll post it here for you to see what you think, if it's okay to play with it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:46 AM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22933397@N02/4252673865/

Is of the original edit of the last photo.

Good luck,
-Keven
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:01 AM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

Playing around with Keven's curves layer adjustments (thanks, they seem to work fine) I noticed that it might be advantageous for the desired effect to "linearize" the (high key!) photograph before applying the curves layer:
  1. convert to profile "Adobe RGB"
  2. assign profile "AIM RGB"
  3. convert to profile "Adobe RGB"
  4. duplicate layer, set copy to "multiply"
  5. (optional) in blending options of copy: Alt-drag the white point of the "underlying layer" down to about 128 (the numbers in the panel should read: 0 128/255)
  6. add Keven's curves layer
  7. tune contrast, colors, brilliance... to taste
Details for this procedure can be found somewhere in this forum: search for "Christian Schmidt". Sorry, I'm too lazy to search for it now.

regards,
marcus
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:45 AM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

I am a huge follower of Skye's as well. I also have not been able to figure out how she gets the skin tones so creamy and the colours that she does. I have been reading these threads and for some reason I cannot figure out how to enter the numerical values when doing the curves layer. Hmmmmm, am I a dummy or what is the deal?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:53 AM
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Re: How to achieve this effect?

I cannot figure out how to enter the numerical values when doing the curves layer that Keven suggested above.
HELP please!
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