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Moo M
Posts: 30
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Hi,

I want to create the analog/vintage effect that most pictures on these sites have;

http://vintaget0uch.tumblr.com/
http://hippie--soul.tumblr.com/
http://sun-swept-hair.tumblr.com/

It doesn't look like they just have color layers on them, there is also something different with the contrast.

http://vintaget0uch.tumblr.com/post/411 … -beautiful

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?
Jan 24 13 04:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sonn
Posts: 337
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


There isnt just a preset you can use for every image.
Every image will need something slightly different.

Those images look like they were shot on film not digital.

Many people have tried to replicate the look with digital but noones got it exact yet.

Raise the black point so there is no true black.

Learn to use curves for cross processing.

Add some noise

also look up the group
"film is not dead" on flickr for 1000s and 1000s of shots using film not digital

That will give you a good idea how film shots look compared to digital.

Then look up the group for your own camera on flickr.

Compare the two.
Jan 24 13 04:15 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Moo M
Posts: 30
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Thank you so much!

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.
Jan 24 13 04:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ThomasBlanchardFineArt
Posts: 213
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Moo M wrote:
Hi,

I want to create the analog/vintage effect that most pictures on these sites have;

http://vintaget0uch.tumblr.com/
http://hippie--soul.tumblr.com/
http://sun-swept-hair.tumblr.com/

It doesn't look like they just have color layers on them, there is also something different with the contrast.

http://vintaget0uch.tumblr.com/post/411 … -beautiful

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?

If you are looking for an easier way to see many predefined old film types ... That also alow customization of color, finishes etc. check out  http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/

They have a free trial but I ended up buying it.   I find myself there often trying different combinations out quickly.

Jan 24 13 06:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
richy01
Posts: 153
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands


Hey Moo,...smile
Alienskin has some great "analoge" filmpresets.
Youtube has loads of tut's on 'analog film  photoshop effect
Jan 24 13 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Moo M
Posts: 30
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


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.
Jan 24 13 08:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Herman van Gestel
Posts: 1,905
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands


remember if you do this, can be only be done with images photgraphed by yourself, or with permission of photographer...

what is also fun, just get this throw-away camera's smile.....more genuine wink
Jan 24 13 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Moo M
Posts: 30
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Right now it's for a shoot that I did with a llama, so the pictures are mine!
And that's also the reason that I can't just use another camera, I already have the pictures.
Jan 24 13 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


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:

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5732/reversecopy.jpg

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.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2661/redblue.jpg

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/restored_zps88fc9e45.gif

Jan 24 13 09:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
intense_puppy
Posts: 862
Brighton, England, United Kingdom


Moo M wrote:
tutorial

(1) put film in camera
(2) press shutter
(3) develop
(4) scan

Jan 24 13 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sonn
Posts: 337
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Moo M wrote:
Thank you so much!

I just know that these pictures are made with a digital camera, because there are also pictures of Harry Potter and Lana del Rey .

Some people still use film cameras today.
I have one i use sometimes alongside my digital.

Jan 24 13 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Just for what it's worth ... I hit on this while playing around:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/source1_zpsc812174d.jpg

Set up two adjustment layers:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/layers-3_zps1bf702b4.jpg

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.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/curves-2_zpsef94b1d4.jpg
Jan 25 13 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KA Style
Posts: 1,549
Syracuse, New York, US


I get a similar look using Lightroom presets.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8497/8417725288_af1f001aae_c.jpg
Jan 26 13 10:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


All of those images look like out-of-the-box film presets in Alien Skin Exposure 4...vintage, lo-fi. Very Instagram-y.
Jan 26 13 10:17 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
All of those images look like out-of-the-box film presets in Alien Skin Exposure 4...vintage, lo-fi. Very Instagram-y.

+1

Jan 26 13 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,177
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
All of those images look like out-of-the-box film presets in Alien Skin Exposure 4...vintage, lo-fi. Very Instagram-y.

+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

Jan 26 13 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


I'm no PS Master but this was a very rough film preset from AS Exposure with no tweaking - Agfa Optima. There are literally hundreds of Vintage and Lo-Fi presets for that "washed out" vintage look.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/fins13mp/B_A---Agfa_zpsedb48ef3.jpg

This "after" image actually looks way more contrasty than it did when I was looking at some of the presets.
Jan 26 13 11:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


AJScalzitti wrote:

+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.

Jan 26 13 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eyesso
Posts: 652
Ormond Beach, Florida, US


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".

http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/
Jan 26 13 03:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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