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Black n White, not quite... the fashion desat look

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Old 03-13-2011, 06:58 PM
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Black n White, not quite... the fashion desat look

hi there, what is your take on the post processing for this shot by Hedi Slimane for Vogue Paris in 2010

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its just perfect!

I am guessing a BW conversion on softlight mode and then bring the dark slide up to "open up" the shadow areas.

what do you think?
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:24 PM
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Re: Black n White, not quite... the fashion desat

Someone recently posted about that here:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...esaturate.html
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:22 AM
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Re: Black n White, not quite... the fashion desat

There's a myriad of ways to get this look with different combinations of adjustment layers.

If it were me, I would have a main S curve for overall color and contrast that would probably look something like the attached file. I would also make any fine adjustments to color with the same curve, but in the interest of highlighting the main S curve, I didn't do any other color adjustments to the R,G, and B channels.

On top of that curve layer, I would add a hue/saturation adjustment layer, taking the overall saturation level down between -30 and -50 depending on how the image was processed to begin with.
A black and white adjustment layer set to an opacity would also work, giving one further ability to adjust luminosity values per color. Depending on the image, I use either one, but most of the time a simple desaturation with hue/sat is all that is needed.

I would do any local color correcting (pink fingers, strange color casts) with seperate curves layers with masks only affecting targeted areas.
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Re: Black n White, not quite... the fashion desat

80% about Photography. 20% about Retouching
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100% agreed... I am a photographer btw. Still, looking to know other people's takes on those remaining 20%
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Still, looking to know other people's takes on those remaining 20%
Extremely close attention to detail, same as always. And good processing.
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