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Dominic Dean
Posts: 281
London, England, United Kingdom


Hi, how would i go about adding the effects in post like below, the faded 'yellowish look' thanks

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x85/chefpb/imagelike1.jpg
May 02 12 03:17 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Greg Curran
Posts: 204
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


try a gradient map set to color blending mode (or other) and lower the opacity to where you like it
May 02 12 04:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Workshot Photography
Posts: 43
İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey


One of the way I know is duplicating image and resizing like %80 than adding huge gaussian blur like 200 pixel and  add big curve for brighten midtones  than resize the image again same size of your image and paste it top of your layer than you can add some levels ( something like bring the black slider to the middle ) than add
gaussian blur again blend it on screen mode like %40 opocity and warm up to image.. ( all of this process for creating a gradient with your light source )

but my personal opinion non of these work well and look realistic enough ..
best way to get this shoot wide open in the sun here some of my samples with natural way..

hope it helps a little

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7116056521_b1149b787f_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/6969981824_6ed652955e_c.jpg
May 02 12 03:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Is Photo Art
Posts: 684
Roswell, New Mexico, US


I did it by accident once.. No help I know! I would back the saturation, Dodge, lower the contrast and color match
May 02 12 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Dominic Dean wrote:
Hi, how would i go about adding the effects in post like below, the faded 'yellowish look'

It's cross processing. Look at RGB values in the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows. These links explain how to interpret those values.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15855107

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st15225821

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st16402491

The "flare" can be painted in with a soft brush.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/faded.gif

May 05 12 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Digital Artist
Andreea Cernestean
Posts: 495
Baia Mare, Maramureş, Romania


It can be done with a color to transparency linear gradient and reducing layer opacity.
May 06 12 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
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