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Old 09-30-2012, 11:23 PM
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Re: How to achieve soft, daylit colors

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To me the retro cross-processing look is bit overdone and distasteful in the examples. But anyway I only used levels to try to mimic the look you're after.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:36 PM
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Re: How to achieve soft, daylit colors

Thanks for the help everyone, I appreciate it.


mshi - Personally, I wouldn't call those retro files (much different than the example you posted on the left and right), while the center one does have some blue in the shadows, it doesn't have the dull feeling of a retro styled image.
To each their own, though. From a presentation standpoint, these images have quite a lot of respect (the center one from a recent Harper's Bizarre shoot).
I do agree that the general cross processed/retro stylized actions are over done.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: How to achieve soft, daylit colors

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Thanks for the help everyone, I appreciate it.


mshi - Personally, I wouldn't call those retro files (much different than the example you posted on the left and right), while the center one does have some blue in the shadows, it doesn't have the dull feeling of a retro styled image.
To each their own, though. From a presentation standpoint, these images have quite a lot of respect (the center one from a recent Harper's Bizarre shoot).
I do agree that the general cross processed/retro stylized actions are over done.
Different people have different taste and aeshetic values. Glad hearing you love them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:14 PM
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Re: How to achieve soft, daylit colors

I did a split tone in Camera Raw and then lightened in curves.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: How to achieve soft, daylit colors

For look of the middle set of photos, here's what I did -
- make a blank layer and fill it with a dark cyan, I used 00122c
- change the blend mode to Exclusion and lower the opacity of the layer, I chose 60%

Whatever color you choose will be the color of the shadows, the darker the color, the darker the shadows will be. The opposite of your chosen color is what the highlights will be, so play around with different colors for different effects.
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