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Old 10-18-2011, 06:49 PM
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Retouching Effect Help

Hello everyone,

I am trying to achieve a specific look/effect.
Unfortunately I do not know the name of the look.

Does anyone know how to achieve this look?

Please visit the link for examples.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ighlight=muted

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Old 10-18-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: Retouching Effect Help

I also like this look. Especially this picture (http://www.eddyzone.de/fashion/IMG_2639.jpg), those light, even, yellowish skin tones. Maybe it was done by blending red channel in soft light to lighten the skin and then by adding yellowish color to it?
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:01 PM
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Re: Retouching Effect Help

My guess is that he probably just fiddled in lightroom. ie. boost vibrance, slight curve, maybe boost exposure, boost blacks, possibly played with the luminance of reds and orange in the sliders and some split toning.

**There are presets you can download as well as a starting point for the look you are going for.

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:57 AM
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My guess is that he probably just fiddled in lightroom. ie. boost vibrance, slight curve, maybe boost exposure, boost blacks, possibly played with the luminance of reds and orange in the sliders and some split toning.
This. I will try to shoot some portraits and candid later and try to have same of those effects or style.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:09 AM
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Re: Retouching Effect Help

I agree with the already written above. But starting at the very base: A well planned shooting set, model and clothes, good camera, good photographer and great lighting... I guess the post process is minimum...
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:45 PM
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Always the PP is minimal if the start SOOC is good enough overall, wasting time to fix and manipulate the bad or so-so images is not my goal or a good idea anyway.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:39 PM
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Darn right... Note how in the first image her clothes matches the colors of the bus on the outside... On the others, her clothes matches the colors of the interior of the bus and the rest of the backgrounds...
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: Retouching Effect Help

There are various looks here. One look that seems to be fairly common is to not have the blacks in the image be black like you expect...but rather a light red or possibly slightly magenta look.

You can selectively change the colors in certain zones in the images by using an adjustment layer that is a curve. If you want the blacks to be warm...just pull at the bottom left of the curve live...it will only affect the black parts of the images and you can take the RGB pull down arrow and make adjustments to the red or blue channels...just experiment to get black warming.

If you do a command / control I for invert the mask...then you can paint on the mask with a soft, 15% low opacity white brush and then the warming will only be deposited where you paint on the image...you can then be very selective and artistic. Put in another adjustment layer with curves and then take the midtones or highlights and make them a different color...now you have 2 or 3 artistic variables in the image to be creative with. Because you use a mask...you can add the effect by painting with white...and take it away by painting on the same mask with black

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