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Old 03-08-2012, 01:12 AM
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Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

So I'm on this color grading kick right now. Looking at all the fashion magazines and try to figure out all the coloring that goes into them. I recently learned that this is called color grading and it's something i really want to nail down. All the fashion ads have a certain "feel" to them and I know it comes mainly from the color grading. I know that lighting plays a big part also.

I'm offering up one of my recent photos from a shoot I did. I would like to see the different grading techniques that can make this image look like it's out of a magazine. Take a stab at it and please post your results!!!!

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http://ferradas.smugmug.com/photos/i...vZhpCnB-X3.jpg
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:47 AM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

Good image for this type of thing.

Check attached for what I did. This is 1 selective color layer, one color balance (on overlay), one blue color layer set to exclusion, one curves for the skin, and one hue/sat layer on soft light. And some grain. Gotta have grain in these type of images.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:39 AM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

Pinky purple x-process, see attached image for details.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

et voila...
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

Fashion is all about the clothes and accessories. Need to accentuate that part. Also I was bored, I should have stopped halfway through this image.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:08 AM
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i thin it looks better when the color is warm
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:35 AM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

Thought I'd throw one in the mix for fun:

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9609/j0jpd3bd.jpg
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:43 AM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

here is an edit
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:05 AM
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Re: Color Grading..Sample Image...Let's see!!

my try on this beautiful photo...
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:21 AM
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second try on this beautiful photo...
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