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How to achieve this soft effect?

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:33 PM
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How to achieve this soft effect?

Found this picture in flickr from photographer Evgeny Goncharov

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yozhek/...in/photostream

How is it done?
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:17 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

I guess i'll have to create a flickr account
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:43 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

Why? can't you see it? is it private? I didn't know...
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:47 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

I meant this picture:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0...o1_r1_1280.jpg
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

It looks like the fill light has been bumped up, and the saturation may be taken down a little. This could be the reason for that white glow covering the entire picture and the desaturated effect as well.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:39 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

Depending on how saturated the original is, try the following:
From top to bottom layer stack:
3- Solid color adjustment layer, all white, fill @ 20%, mode "Exclusion"
2- Vibrance adjustment layer, Vibrance set to around -90, Saturation to +30, mode "normal" - play with values as you see fit.
1- Original layer, also known as background - assuming it is an original image.

If it is Photoshop you are using, then, there are about 150 other ways to do it
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:30 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

You can just use curves/levels alone to achieve that look quickly. Here is what it might look like before the tweak.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

You mean you reverse it? How did you do it?
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:00 AM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

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You mean you reverse it? How did you do it?
I just used a levels adjustment layer. Or simply you can apply Auto Tone under Image.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:01 PM
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Re: How to achieve this soft effect?

Great! Thank you!
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