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Old 11-06-2010, 12:42 PM
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How to get the sean flanigan look

I have spent months trying to figure his style out. anyone got a clue? I can def do the bw its the color that throwing me. thanks for looking- teresa
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:01 PM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

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I can def do the bw its the color that throwing me.
Try this. Do the BW that you know how to do. Place it as a layer above the color image twice. Set the blend mode of one of the BW layers to luminosity, the other to color. Play with the opacity slider of each BW layer. It will impart the BW flavor to your color image.


Otherwise, use HSL to lower saturation and raise the black end of a curve. Adjust color balance to taste with the method of your choice.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:05 PM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

just leaving the house now, def will try that. I also seem to see that if I did the gradient map above set to lumi and lowered it had a similar effect and some of the images def have a color tone to it in addition. Thank you. Seriously its more its mistified me so much i am becoming obsessed on how to, once i figure it out i can let this go. ahahah. Good shooting usually is the firs key too, that i do know. beyond thanks!!! I need to donate to this forum again. thank you. teresa
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:08 PM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

If you post a copyright clear image for us to play with I'm sure you'll get good help.

The shadow/highlight adjustment is another avenue to explore.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:07 PM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

I'm no photoshop guru, i've looked into his style as well for quite sometime. I think he uses alienskin...but that's not all. Some of the pics aren't amazing, but i think the tilt shifting lens and the post processing is really helping it get that awww.

So alienskin is a guess
tilt shifting i'm pretty confident.

Post what you've done so far.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:00 AM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

Looks like low contrast and then slight cross processing. And just low contrast on the black and whites with maybe a little D&B.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:06 AM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

Probably shot on film, conventionally. What you are seeing are processing techniques. If its actually done digitally at all, then its been done very well with a lot of knowledge.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:18 AM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

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Probably shot on film, conventionally. What you are seeing are processing techniques. If its actually done digitally at all, then its been done very well with a lot of knowledge.
Lots of knowledge then. I'm guessing lots of time spent generating some solid LR presets and color warps, coupled with a willingness to take any image over to PS for 5-10m of touchups.

But he does do this digitally - albeit with a real T/S lens (Canon 45mm f/2.8).
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:16 AM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

As for embedded metadata, at least some of these are taken with 5D mark II.
I bet lots of them are overexposed on purpose. Also the added grain - seems too even for a negative.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:18 PM
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Re: How to get the sean flanigan look

there are plenty of actions on Deviantart that follow this same look. washy and faded. Just do a search for actions in there. Cheers G
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