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Any tips for a "Gotham City" style post-processing?

 
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Dec 16, 2012 19:18 |  #1

I have a few night photos from NYC and I want to give them that dark, industrial, Gotham City type of look. Any specific tips/tricks to accomplish this? Has anybody come across any good tutorials?


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Dec 17, 2012 11:14 |  #2

As a Lightroom 4 user, I'd probably start off by cooling off the white balance, reducing Saturation pretty significantly (maybe -50), boosting Contrast by a moderate amount, and boosting Clarity by a very significant amount.

Crank up the Clarity in LR4 to get a head-start on that gritty, hard look.


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Dec 17, 2012 21:49 |  #3

Look into "Day for Night," too.
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Dec 18, 2012 19:29 |  #4

When using camera raw with night time editing I have noticed that cranking the clarity slider way up really introduces a grungy outline around hard lines and illuminated areas. You may want to look into this. turning the shadows down and darkening with heavy contrast seems to exaggerate this effect.


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Dec 20, 2012 13:28 as a reply to  @ calypsob's post |  #5

One of my Flickr contacts did a "dark knight" series. You can maybe ask him on his approach.....

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