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    Does anyone have experience creating this look and if so can you outline the basic steps?

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  • #2
    There are many ways of approaching a "look". Simplest is just put the image you want to reference on a layer above your image, apply average blur to it, then try various blending modes + opacities. More advanced would be Photoshop's Color Match feature. Search here for those terms or use google if that doesn't give you what you need. Most advanced would involve the world of LUT editing. Those are pretty deep waters, so google if you dare.

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    • #3
      I just thought maybe ‘emulating’ the autochrome look would be a fairly established technique with some basic ‘ground rules’.
      Regarding Match Color, in my experience you just list the file to use as a source.- is that what you mean?
      and to understand your ‘layered’ suggestion, do you mean that by changing blend modes and opacities, you get to’ignore’the reference image but get to see the col, sat, contrast, grain, etc?


      • #4
        Sorry, I'm not aware of any established technique. There has to be a plugin out there for this, though.
        Specify a source and target, yes. But then experiment with the sliders.
        After Average Blur you basically have a solid color layer. There won't be any grain. Use it to modify the colors in your original.
        I think the reference images are rather soft. You might want to add a blur smart filter to your original with a tiny pixel setting. Experiment with different blur types. Even more effects can by had by duping your original, applying the smart filter blur to the dupe, then try various blend modes/opacities.
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        • #5
          Thanks Doug. I’ll experiment.


          • #6
            Hi frankg, I've come across a couple of photoshop autochrome tutorials in the past, for example or I've only used them a couple of times to be honest and I think the successor otherwise depends on the image a bit but you may find them useful. Good luck


            • #7
              Thank you Smudger7


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