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Photographer

CEE Productions

Posts: 150

San Antonio, Texas, US

I've seen so many people do this effect, and it's just so pretty and downright lovely to me... and I've almost achieved it, but there is always something off in what I do when I'm adjusting the curves.

Anyway, from start to finish how do I achieve this kind of effect when editing?

What I mean is the super paled skin, the slightly muted colors and then the colors popping out with a somewhat lomo quality.

I kind of have an idea and I've been experimenting with curves/layers/etc... but I'd like a good one-two-four on how it's acheived.  I feel like I'm slightly dumb when it comes to certain photoshop effects.

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/ … 48f09i.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/ … 4anqjb.jpg


They are obviously not edited the same, but they have a similar effect in achievement.

Nov 13 12 01:50 am Link

Photographer

CEE Productions

Posts: 150

San Antonio, Texas, US

Nov 13 12 01:52 am Link

Digital Artist

Andreea Cernestean

Posts: 495

Baia Mare, Maramureş, Romania

They all have low saturation and medium contrasts.

Good on-camera lighting and the above mentioned should give similar results.

Nov 13 12 02:59 am Link