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Old 09-25-2012, 11:06 AM
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How to get this look?

This is an editorial from Lachlan Bailey fot H&M

http://fashiongonerogue.com/saskia-d...achlan-bailey/
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:36 PM
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Re: How to get this look?

You mean lighting or color?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: How to get this look?

I mean color.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:05 PM
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Re: How to get this look?

There are many ways to achieve that. One way to do it is to desat the image with B&W gradient layer, for example. And add another gradient that has pure white as highlight, light beige, darker beige and dark blue color marks, set its blend mode to color and play with its opacity. Now put the copy of the original layer on the top, and lower its opacity to taste.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:09 AM
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Re: How to get this look?

I'd echo what mshi said above, but as a redux this method is identical:

1. Add a gradient map with white highlights, light beige, darker beige and dark blue. Set the blend mode to Color and reduce opacity to taste.

(Because changing the opacity of a gradient map on top of a solid background is exactly the same as changing the opacity of the background on top of a solid gradient map)
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:25 AM
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Re: How to get this look?

Could you explain how to Add a gradient map with white highlights, light beige, darker beige and dark blue. I know how to add a gradient map with black and white but can't figure how to do it with 4 colors.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:29 PM
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Re: How to get this look?

See my images attached.

This is for CS6, earlier versions are the same.

1. Make a gradient map, as if you were just doing a back and white one. Open the Properties tab for it (pic 1).

2. Double click on the gradient to get the gradiant options dialog (pic 2) and click once where I have made the red dots. This creates new colour stops in the gradient.

3. Set each of these stops to the desired colours (pic 3) by clicking the box under the arrow of each point and then the "color" box at the bottom.

4. click ok and done!
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:08 PM
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Re: How to get this look?

Great Thank you very much. I was thinking how is it that you both knew how to do it. Did you already knew this effect or it's just something that you look at it and you guess.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:25 AM
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Re: How to get this look?

Just experience I guess, punctuated by the kind of "ahaa!" moment that you probably just had now.

I wasted a lot of time thinking that white balance or colour overlays were the key to this kind of look. You should get acquainted with gradient maps, they're really powerful because you can apply a range of tones to an image based upon its original balance. Colour overlays just nuke everything and destroy your contrast.

Any time you see a strong colour cast but with the density and contrast preserved, gradient maps are probably at work.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:30 AM
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Re: How to get this look?

Gradient maps are the way to go, for sure.
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