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how to get the faded film look in lightroom 5?

 
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Feb 17, 2014 15:53 |  #1

Im looking for something similar to this type of edit. I cant figure it out for the life of me.
http://www.stancenatio​n.com …s-bavarian-miros-bmw-e30/ (external link)
They do it a lot in their edits. It seems like a faded film look?
Hopefully someone can give me some insight?


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Feb 17, 2014 15:55 |  #2

There is nothing faded or film about this look...the black are almost pure black. What part don't you understand? Just boost your contrast a bunch.




  
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Feb 17, 2014 16:36 |  #3

thedcmule2 wrote in post #16696857 (external link)
There is nothing faded or film about this look...the black are almost pure black. What part don't you understand? Just boost your contrast a bunch.

That seems a little harsh. I know the whole "faded look" is a hotly debated topic on these forums, but that doesn't mean we cant help the guy out.

I agree, I was expecting completely different when you asked for "film" look. This is just the blacks pushed up, too much. Play around with the levels and experiment.


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Feb 17, 2014 17:16 |  #4

Sorry im on my phone I thought that was it. This might be a better representation of what im looking for. Maybe not faded film, its slightly faded looking.
http://www.stanceworks​.com …s-1959-volkswagen-beetle/ (external link)
a few pictures in there or
http://www.stanceworks​.com …t40-mk1-le-mans-race-car/ (external link)


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Feb 17, 2014 17:24 |  #5

http://www.stanceworks​.com …e-at-road-america-part-i/ (external link)


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Feb 17, 2014 17:26 |  #6

I didnt mean to be harsh, I was genuinely asking what part he didnt understand so we can clarify it, sorry if it came off otherwise mckinnon.

Your recent links are much more faded, the process is super simple. Shoot well lit, colorful scenes, and then desaturate them in post. Then, make your blacks a milky gray by lifting the black point. Done.




  
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Feb 17, 2014 17:38 |  #7

Its quite simple to do if you understand how to use the Curves tool.

In the first photo (the BMW M3) the top of the Blue Curve was lowered substantially. Recall that Yellow is the opposite of Blue on an additive color wheel, so lowering the Blue highlights created a yellowish tone in the highlights. Then it was further modified by reducing the Green curve slightly.

For the last photo, the black points were increased significantly; if you analyze the photo the shadow point for each curve was raised to around 62.

Several months ago I explained how this is done, see here: http://www.fredmiranda​.com …/topic/1219114/​1#11656450 (external link)


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Feb 18, 2014 07:11 |  #8

use Nik's new analog film effects module.


http://www.google.com …products/analog​-efex-pro/ (external link)




  
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Feb 18, 2014 14:28 |  #9

The real question is: why would anyone do that to a perfectly nice E30?

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Feb 18, 2014 14:35 |  #10

kirkt wrote in post #16699478 (external link)
The real question is: why would anyone do that to a perfectly nice E30?

kirk

minus the stretch and camber, it looks fairly functional to me. A bit more tire and a bit less offset and that thing could be a real autobahn burner.


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Feb 18, 2014 16:04 |  #11

:) Yep.


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Feb 18, 2014 21:25 |  #12

For Lightroom? Just buy Replichrome presets and build to taste. That said, he's probably using RadLab in PS, or has simply built his own layer(s) actions.

Most of it is simply lifted blacks with split tones. (some cream highlights and blue shadows... some with just yellow/warm shadows) Really not that hard to recreate, but if you're lazy, Replichrome would be the first line of attack for a lazy person. Oh, and I'm not saying there's a preset ready to go. You'll have to choose a profile, adjust the curves to taste, adjust for your shooting style and probably play with split-tones and their fades.

By the way, he shoots everything wide open at f/1.4. He uses a 50mm L a lot. Believe it or not, he shoots JPG. :D




  
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