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Kelli Sweet
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PLAYA DEL REY, California, US


Sid Vasandani wrote:
Read the summary of the technique here:
http://sidvasandani.blogspot.com/2011/0 … -look.html

What you also need to develop besides the technique is the ability to render emotion with the right color on the right light.

Richy- although I'm not going to disclose any information on his color processing, I WILL tell you that this above is probably the most useful advice regarding components necessary to achieve that look. The author isn't entirely accurate about Jaime's workflow, but the rest is pretty on point.

Dec 19 12 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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365 Digitals Exposed
Posts: 755
Perris, California, US


this is the closest I can get following the gradient and clipped hue and saturation  technique,
PSD=http://www.mediafire.com/?2l48ifn29v7h32v

go ahead and play with the Opacity of the gradient,
this is for practice only .
Dec 20 12 08:17 am  Link  Quote 
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T Jallad
Posts: 18
Milan, Lombardy, Italy


Peano wrote:

That's mostly cross-processing in curves. Different settings for different images, but here's the key to it. In this image, I found the areas that would ordinarily be black (or nearly so) and white (or nearly so) and put sample points on them.

Notice how high the "black" RGB values are. That accounts for the hazy quality. No true blacks. And the white isn't true (neutral) white.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/971/crossprocess.jpg

To get those uneven shadow values (17.66.75), pull up the bottoms of the respective color curves. So the blue channel, for instance, would be adjusted like this:

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2006/cross2q.jpg

Similarly for the highlight ends of those curves. The "white" RGB values here are 254.249.230. To get those, pull down the top ends of the respective color curves. Blue is much lower than the rest. That accounts for the yellow cast in the whites.

You can check RGB values on most of these images at the brightest and darkest points and see how the curves were crossed. In this one, the red channel was left at 0 in the shadows, but G and B were both pulled way up to give a cyan cast to the blacks. When you find combinations you like, you can save them as curves presets.

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5910/cross3.jpg

Great technique peano smile but i get difficulties implementing this to a photo. when i sample the darkest point and the brightest point, and applying them to a photo, it turns out totally different than i'm expecting. am i missing something here?

thanks big_smile

Mar 05 13 05:59 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


T Jallad wrote:
Great technique peano smile but i get difficulties implementing this to a photo. when i sample the darkest point and the brightest point, and applying them to a photo, it turns out totally different than i'm expecting. am i missing something here?

Post your original image and also the result that didn't turn out right, and describe what you did.

Mar 05 13 06:32 am  Link  Quote 
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T Jallad
Posts: 18
Milan, Lombardy, Italy


Peano wrote:

Post your original image and also the result that didn't turn out right, and describe what you did.

Thanks peano for your reply.
Here's the photo i want to edit: http://i47.tinypic.com/i5p4j5.jpg
And this is the photo i want to sample the curves from: http://i49.tinypic.com/5mxpb9.jpg

so i wrote down the values of RGB and pasted them in the photo i want to edit
http://i48.tinypic.com/sv5toh.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/nbu061.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/1587f29.jpg
and thats the outcome
http://i49.tinypic.com/nqr409.jpg
nothing changed that much :S

High resolution original:
http://i47.tinypic.com/9q8snk.jpg
I'm sure i misunderstood the method or i'm missing out something
Thanks peano for your help smile

Mar 06 13 02:46 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


T Jallad wrote:
nothing changed that much :S

That's because nothing much was changed in your target image. The highlights in it are neutral (250.250.250) and the shadows are just slightly softened and given a touch of cyan (5.10.12).

What sort of look for your image do you envision?

EDIT: Suppose, for instance, your target image had had values like these.
Then you would have seen a bigger change.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8603/crossimage2.jpg

Mar 06 13 06:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Jaalpari
Posts: 32
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom


http://s17.postimg.org/sxj13j0a3/9q8snk.jpg

let me know if you want the psd.
Aug 04 13 06:30 am  Link  Quote 
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