Tips on recreating this technique...?

HomerHomer Registered Users Posts: 48 Big grins
edited September 26, 2013 in Technique
Hi guys,

I've been trying to reverse engineer this technique using PS to no success. Does anyone know how it is done or at least the name of the processing technique?

Some examples:




Sorta like Instagram but a little bit more refined, warm, and smooth. Any help is appreciated.



  • linyangchenlinyangchen Registered Users Posts: 54 Big grins
    edited January 27, 2013
    It looks as if the contrast is somewhat higher, and saturation lower, in these photos than what a digital camera normally produces. How did you try to get this effect in PS? Might be helpful to see your shots too, as your degree of success could partly depend on the light and optics.

    Best regards,

    where Photons meet Black Holes
  • shadowdancer36shadowdancer36 Registered Users Posts: 69 Big grins
    edited July 16, 2013
    I'm no pro here, but it looks like it was shot in Neutral (Cannon) for both shots and maybe a warming filter applied to the first photo.
  • inlovewithsoundinlovewithsound Registered Users Posts: 17 Big grins
    edited September 14, 2013
    I also tried to get similar look and had some success using fill layers...

    ...try using 'lighten' a tiny fraction...
    ...experiment with adding fill layers using browns and oranges, and changing blending mode to soft light, and dropping the opacity somewhat.
  • skips-photographyskips-photography Registered Users Posts: 28 Big grins
    edited September 20, 2013
    looks like Alien skin exposure maybe a bleached bypass ?
  • divamumdivamum Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited September 26, 2013
    Agree on Alien Skin, or perhaps another film-emulation process (there are many at the moment it seems). Or maybe it was just shot on film?
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