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AJScalzitti
Posts: 11,556
Atlanta, Georgia, US


OK, so normally these threads don't go so well but I am starting one anyhow.  I like this look, but its not exactly what I am after.  I want to reproduce it in photoshop so I can have more control of it and get what I want.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/20/500cbfb7468bf_m.jpg

The original image was done with a canned lightroom preset.  Any suggestions or ideas?
Jan 09 13 10:11 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Mike Needham Retouching
Posts: 348
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


What's your starting point?
Jan 10 13 03:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan OMell
Posts: 1,312
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


isn't it just a very narrow depth of field (85mm/1.2 or 200mm/2.8), combined with the vegetation in front of the camera serving as some sort of a flag/cookies?
Jan 10 13 03:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Crack The Sky
Posts: 335
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Looks like they have messed with the yellow channel.
Also a faint flare in the top right corner.

And the black point has been raised a bit to give a hazy look.

Has an emily soto kind of look to it.
Jan 10 13 03:49 am  Link  Quote 
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AJScalzitti
Posts: 11,556
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Crack The Sky wrote:
Looks like they have messed with the yellow channel.
Also a faint flare in the top right corner.

And the black point has been raised a bit to give a hazy look.

Has an emily soto kind of look to it.

Yes, I noticed the "blacks" have been clipped, not sure about the yellow tone yet.

Jan 10 13 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,602
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


AJScalzitti wrote:
OK, so normally these threads don't go so well but I am starting one anyhow.  I like this look, but its not exactly what I am after.  I want to reproduce it in photoshop so I can have more control of it and get what I want.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/20/500cbfb7468bf_m.jpg

The original image was done with a canned lightroom preset.  Any suggestions or ideas?

Peano posted a pretty good example of how to determine the RGB values on these types of images...Doesn't appear to be any true blacks and it's shot at a wide aperture..likely 1.2-2.8.

As mentioned, Emily Soto does a similar look as do:

http://500px.com/vicoolya-saida

http://500px.com/artofdan

http://500px.com/lelyak

Jan 10 13 08:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Michael Lohr
Posts: 459
Los Angeles, California, US


AJScalzitti wrote:
OK, so normally these threads don't go so well but I am starting one anyhow.  I like this look, but its not exactly what I am after.  I want to reproduce it in photoshop so I can have more control of it and get what I want.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120722/20/500cbfb7468bf_m.jpg

The original image was done with a canned lightroom preset.  Any suggestions or ideas?

Yes  get lightroom. It would be easier to get this in the ball park and then tranfers to PS

This is a Guesstimate since I do not know exactly what the original looks like.

1 desaturation 20-30 percent.
2. increased vibrance.
3. In LR they decreased Clairty. This algorythm  basically blurs the smooth areas more than areas with information.
There isnt a single button in PS that dupicates this.
You could create a Duplicate layer>Filter>Blur>Guasian blur>6 pixels>Create Layer mask( use alt button on PC to create Black mask)( Not sure the mac button)
Use the brush tool (Very soft) Adjust the Opacity of the brush. More for the skin areas, Less to none for the areas with details.
Use the master to dial down the Blur effects. about 66 percent depending on the size and resoultion of picture.
Note, Step 3 is this is the method I use for most post retouching in PS
4 color correction.

Jan 10 13 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
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