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Thread: Many pictures look like this , what settings ?

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    Default Many pictures look like this , what settings ?


    Ive seen a lot of photos with this "look" its a dark old style looking edit . Ive got cs5 and lightroom and a lot of programs to use just trying to teach myself how to obtain that certain look . I'm in no way trying to steal anybody's look , just thought it would be nice to know what settings people are using .

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    The closest I've ever been able to get to that look is in photoshop. Add about .0375 offset and then 70 contrast or however much you want

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    you can also add a new layer, Screen, fill with color of your choice, then mess with the opacity and fill.





    like so

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    If you have lightroom, lower the Vibrance and pump up the blacks and shadows.

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    The best way I've found so far was to either adjust the exposure offset towards positive (doesn't take much) or make an S-Curve and slide the lower left point up a bit.

    I'm definitely going to have to try the screen layer, those look great.

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    The easiest way I think is in curves. When looking at the diagonal line just lift the bottom left point directly up and the very top right one down a little but. But make sure you adjust this before anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCanright View Post
    The easiest way I think is in curves. When looking at the diagonal line just lift the bottom left point directly up and the very top right one down a little but. But make sure you adjust this before anything else.
    This works really well but you'll have to increase the contrast a good bit. Or just bump the shadows up.

    Edit: I did this really quick earlier and it's pretty much all the advice mentioned in this thread lol.

    SW by McSlothin, on Flickr
    Last edited by Grocery Cart; 06-26-2013 at 01:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grocery Cart View Post
    This works really well but you'll have to increase the contrast a good bit. Or just bump the shadows up.

    Edit: I did this really quick earlier and it's pretty much all the advice mentioned in this thread lol.

    SW by McSlothin, on Flickr
    Color correcting will also help with the look, everything takes practice.

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