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How this post production so "washed" was made?

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:03 PM
silviapasquetto silviapasquetto is offline
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How this post production so "washed" was made?

Hi to everybody!
Does anybody could explain me how this type of "washing" editing is made? I don't think it's only a question of desaturation..... but I can't go forward in my hypothesis more than this :-(
I attached a link where you can see a gallery of pictures with the same type of post production.
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Beach/4988599
Thanks who want to answer
Ciao!
Silvia
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: How this post production so "washed" was made?

Try duplicate layer in screen mode at some opacity and HSL adjust layer or Levels and HSL.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:42 PM
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Re: How this post production so "washed" was made?

Using Exposure command or adjustment layer.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: How this post production so "washed" was made?

There are two significant characteristics of those images. Low saturation and low contrast.

The low contrast comes from two sources. First, they are all shot under heavy overcast skies, creating a natural low contrast scene (no shadows anywhere). Second, they are processed by adding no new contrast, perhaps even lowering contrast.

To lower contrast in an image, start in raw conversion and push the highlights down and the shadows up. In post processing, contrast can be lowered several ways. A "reverse" s-curve is a good choice.

Load one of the sample images into Photoshop and look at the histogram. Notice all the values are compressed into about a quarter of the histogram range. That's a sign of low contrast. It does not make any difference where that "spike" of compressed tones falls on the histogram, but all these images are high key, with the tones compressed into the right quarter of the histogram.

Take one of these images and boost the contrast plus increase the saturation. Notice it starts looking like a "normal" image.

There are many ways to lower saturation. Not sure how this photographer did that, but one effective way to to create a B&W layer and simpley lower its opacity to taste.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:21 AM
silviapasquetto silviapasquetto is offline
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Re: How this post production so "washed" was made?

Thanks to everybody for the answers
I think now the process is clearer. i've already made some probes and to be honest... it works!
Thanks again
Ciao!
Silvia
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