tonylong wrote in post #13146138
For the tones/colors, sure! Then you can crop to your desired aspect ratio. For the border, you can use the LR plug-in Mogrify with good flexibility.
I'm going to try and play around with it when I get home later tonight. I don't know if I have any past candid shots that would fit the cinematic look, but I'll take a look. I tried to dl the free version of Mogrify, but it didn't work for some reason...I probably installed it wrong and I kind of just forgot about that plug-in...I can add borders my ghetto way, by using MS Paint, which I've done for fun. I just do a background at 16:9 and then add the photo at 2.35:1 ratio.
From reading some of the suggestions given by Eric Xu and others I'm guessing to get this type of look in LR3 I would use the split tone by warming the highlights and blue/teal on the shadow...balance as needed. Play with curves, but unfortunately no R.G.B curves to mess with...Maybe add some contrast and play with the saturation/vibrance sliders...Add grain as needed. Make other adjustments as needed.... Of course the photo itself and lighting involved will play a huge role of how it will turn out.
Off topic, but my friend of mine got Perfect Layers for LR3 a while back when it was on sale, but then got CS5 and said he never even used it...He said I can have it so I wonder if that's worth using? I would love to just get CS5 right now, but that aint happening yet...