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loydall
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Apr 22, 2013 06:10 |  #1

Hi - there seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment for that slightly washed-out/pale look with a slight tint to it.. Especially for wedding shots.

Here's a good example of the style I mean: http://www.florabellab​log.com/category/shabb​y-chic/ (external link)

Anyone know the best approach to achieve that look? I've tried in photoshop but can't quite nail it.

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Apr 22, 2013 07:03 |  #2

I have been wanting to know how to do this in photoshop as well. But im the same as you, not managed to achive it.

I have been tempted to buy the software you posted, but if it can be done with out it, will save some money.


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Apr 22, 2013 07:30 |  #3

Just a simple levels and curves adjustment. With levels try just using the midtone, not the outer adjustments.

Edited to add: Plus desaturate the colours of course.


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Apr 22, 2013 07:43 |  #4

Is it possible to achieve this effect in LR4? If so, what's the best way to do it?


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Apr 22, 2013 10:09 |  #5

Don't know about the "best" way to do it, but I can quickly get something close with simply taking saturation down to the -50 area, and bumping the colour temp +500 or so. All in the Basics section of the development panel. Explore the other sliders to improve the effect. You will also want to play with your curves to refine contrast more.

Good luck finding a style that you like.


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Apr 22, 2013 18:35 |  #6

try this http://lpdragonfly.dev​iantart.com …aphy%20soft%20c​olors&qo=0 (external link)


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Apr 24, 2013 10:16 |  #7

I just gave this a whirrl...

Shot with my 5D2 "Breznier method"...

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/5dhfexo.jpg

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Apr 24, 2013 14:27 |  #8

loydall wrote in post #15854044 (external link)
Hi - there seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment for that slightly washed-out/pale look with a slight tint to it.. Especially for wedding shots.

Here's a good example of the style I mean: http://www.florabellab​log.com/category/shabb​y-chic/ (external link)

Anyone know the best approach to achieve that look? I've tried in photoshop but can't quite nail it.

Cheers.

One big key to those images is that the blacks are virtually non-existant. Everything is shifted toward the whites without becoming blown out. They're not really desaturated, look at the skin tones, they're fine. The colors are less vibrant and probably actually more saturated. They're also on the warm side, but not to the point where the blues go wonky. Probably from a color overlay.


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Apr 24, 2013 15:51 |  #9

Nice analysis/PP deconstruction/PP reverse engineering (whatever you want to call it), Mavgirl.


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Apr 25, 2013 01:20 |  #10

The shadows seem to have a slight blue tint to them so I would hazard a guess that you could use the split toning feature in Lightroom to try and re-create that, along with what Mavgirl has said too.


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Apr 25, 2013 20:29 |  #11

Bump. I'd like to achieve this awesome look too. Anybody have a recipe or Lightroom preset?




  
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Apr 25, 2013 23:07 |  #12

What they fail to mention is that you need to start with a decently lit photo. It's not going to take a photo with subpar light and make it awesome. As for the look, it's a simple curves adjustment and desaturation.


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