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Old 06-13-2015, 05:48 AM
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Hi, I am trying (unsuccessfully) to find a way to process raws to get this look in shadows (using Lightroom 5). All of the photos has the same 'tale' in histogram in shadows area (marked), and I can't find the way to make it right. This way of processing creates pleasantly looking shadows in my taste. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:41 AM
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Re: How to get particular look in shadows.

Lift the black point (one on the lower left) in the curves tab.

EDIT: Hm... not working the same as in Capture one, in lightroom Curves are stuck on white and black point? Anyone has a solution?
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:51 AM
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Lift the black point (one on the lower left) in the curves tab.

EDIT: Hm... not working the same as in Capture one, in lightroom Curves are stuck on white and black point? Anyone has a solution?
Yep, this is not just a simple fade... but thanks anyway
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:52 AM
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Re: How to get particular look in shadows.

It's not fade, it's clipping blacks. You can do it easily in Photoshop using curves or levels.

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Old 06-13-2015, 10:16 AM
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It's not fade, it's clipping blacks. You can do it easily in Photoshop using curves or levels.
can you be a little more specific (maybe a screenshot of curves), I tried various configurations with curves (LR and PS) with no success. Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:41 AM
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Re: How to get particular look in shadows.

LIft-black-point.gif Like that.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:46 AM
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Attachment 95174 Like that.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:45 PM
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Re: How to get particular look in shadows.

Note you may have to do more, but that's a good starting point. You may have a little more flexibility if you do this on raw images.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:28 PM
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Note you may have to do more, but that's a good starting point. You may have a little more flexibility if you do this on raw images.
If anyone figures out how to get exact histogram 'tale' without any bad transitions in shadow area let us know
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:29 PM
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Re: How to get particular look in shadows.

By starting with the same image and then playing with the black point? It will affect blacks on any image, but to get the same, you start with the same.
By not using a low quality JPEG? Artifacts, blocks, moire, whatever is happening is because your initial image is of bad quality(compressed).

Ah, why don't people just believe me from the start?

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