I just know that these pictures are made with a digital camera, because there are also pictures of Harry Potter and Lana del Rey and because I know some of the photographers have a digital camera (not all of them).
So there must be a way to get this effect.
Thank you for your reply!
I didn't find any youtube tutorial that explains how to get this effect, they do explain how to get nice colors and stuff, but they still just look like pictures made with a digital camera.
I will definitely check out Alienskin!
I think what I am looking for is some information about textures or contrast, not about changing the colors.
Moo M wrote: This picture seems to be blueish, but when you look at the grass and the rocks they are not blueish at all, which means it can not just be a color layer right?
Can someone please help me with this? Or does someone have a tutorial for that?
Try reverse-engineering to figure out what's happening. Color correct the shadows, midtones, and highlights using curves, then see which way the curves jumped.
In this case, I'm guessing the "correct" colors would be something like this on the right:
Now put a curves layer above the corrected image and try to restore it to its original (posted) state. Turns out it can be done mainly by pulling the red channel down in a few places -- which increases cyan, or course -- and nudging the blue channel up just a bit. Use the targeted adjustment tool in curves for this.
Just for what it's worth ... I hit on this while playing around:
Set up two adjustment layers:
Start with the hue/sat layer. Change blend mode to Divide and begin with approximately the settings shown here. That may look a bit too bright, so use the curves layer in Luminosity mode to darken. Play with these settings until you like what you see.
+1. Not that alien skin is bad, I actually like it. I just end up tweaking more often then not, better to listen to Peano
Oh God...I hope my post didn't come across as disputing the method Peano was using. That is the right way to achieve the look. Mine was just noting the "cheat" version and how often it's used to get that color grading look.
FILM is something that can be imitated, but not duplicated. There is an "unexpected" element to it, so if you study how to "do a film look" from an analytical approach, you'll miss the randomness of it.
That being said.....
I have my eye on this software. But I still like shooting FILM to get the "film look".