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Old 05-15-2017, 09:05 AM
Gzser Gzser is offline
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Medium/Large format like retouching

Hi everyone, I am interested to (try to...) reproduce/emulate in Photoshop the look/feel and soft tones of photographs that comes from medium/large format cameras.

Actually I don't really know how translate the feeling in words...

Like those kind of shots :

Pic 1

Pic 2

Pic 3

Pic 4

So, is there a way to replicate this in Photoshop with RAW from my Sony A7R ?

Thanks !
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:11 AM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

Of course, you just need to be really good at color correction and have a similar shot.

Because you are asking, I guess you are not well versed at that, so I would suggest trying out VSCO filters for all those retro film looks.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:18 AM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

Yes I am not ! I have tried several times to color correct like the pictures in reference but I must be real, I am not good at this for the moment ah ah !

I will take a look at VSCO Filters retro looks, thanks !
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:16 AM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

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So, is there a way to replicate this in Photoshop with RAW from my Sony A7R ?
It depends on the image you start with. Can you post one of yours? (Link to a raw file on Dropbox.)
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:31 AM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

Yes of course, here is a WT link to 4 images from a series I am working on.

https://we.tl/NBGKXSrdPE
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:41 AM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

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Hi everyone, I am interested to (try to...) reproduce/emulate in Photoshop the look/feel and soft tones of photographs that comes from medium/large format cameras.
Soft tones are not exclusive to medium format or large format, they can be achieved with any camera.

The main advantage of medium or large format is image resolution. Higher quality, which means more detail.

Every other aspect is up to the photographer, not the camera.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:47 AM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

I guess you're right, I'm considering taking an IRL class on advanced retouching techniques, but I need to find the right one...
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:44 PM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

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Yes of course, here is a WT link to 4 images from a series I am working on.

https://we.tl/NBGKXSrdPE
I processed one of your raw files alongside one of the target images. Is this the kind of result you're after? Seems to me it's mainly a matter of lightening up colors (one way to do this is with Selective Color, by decreasing the black levels in various colors), and brightening (with curves, among other ways) without clipping.

https://s23.postimg.org/bm23rf46x/mimic.jpg

Here is a comparison, with the default jpeg of your image on the right, my edit on the left:
https://s18.postimg.org/6678lc2jr/mimic2.jpg

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Old 05-15-2017, 02:52 PM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

Yes, we're not far from the result. I will try your process tomorrow on another one. Maybe it's also a matter of taking a step back from/straying from my own photographs a bit...

Thanks anyway for the effort and the time you took on this. I will work some pictures with your guidance in mind, I like your idea to put a reference image alongside the one to retouch in order to keep in mind the result I want.

Thanks !
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:07 PM
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Re: Medium/Large format like retouching

Here is one I did entirely in Adobe Camera Raw. The attached .xmp file has the settings.

https://s13.postimg.org/smso6yxnp/DSC4172.jpg
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