5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2012 5:00 AM by elie-d

    How to perform a creamy picture like this?





      These 2 pics were shot in high iso settings which should make lots of noise, but they looks very clean and creamy, smoothy.

      I've tried several ways to perform like that but unable to archive such level.


      I guess that was "Noise reduction" + "Sharpen Edge", any idea?


        • 1. Re: How to perform a creamy picture like this?
          Keith_Reeder Level 5

          400 ISO really isn't high ISO - I never go below 400 ISO myself.


          As for the post-processing effect being used - there are many ways to achieve it (Lightroom probably isn't the best tool for the job) - but you might want to Google "cross processing", "Lucis Art", "Dave Hill look".


          However, here's a Lightroom solution that might get you close: http://scottkelby.com/2008/getting-that-cool-gritty-look-right-in-camera-raw-or-lightroom/

          • 2. Re: How to perform a creamy picture like this?
            elie-d Level 4

            Here is the XMP of the first image as processed in LR3. What stands out is the high Recovery value (89) which in LR3 had the effect of flattening highlights, Luminance NR of 25 on a relatively low ISO image, the combination of -70 Saturation and +40 Vibrance, 0 Clarity and high Contrast.

            XMP — this group of metadata is encoded in 8,873 bytes (8.7k)

            XMP ToolkitAdobe XMP Core 4.2-c020 1.124078, Tue Sep 11 2007 23:21:40
            F Number2.8
            Aperture Value2.8
            Date/Time Original2011:04:19 22:10:05+08:00
            1 year, 7 months, 15 days, 1 hour, 23 minutes, 6 seconds ago
            Date/Time Digitized2011:04:23 23:21:17+08:00
            1 year, 7 months, 11 days, 11 minutes, 54 seconds ago
            White BalanceAuto
            White BalanceAs Shot
            Modify Date2011:04:28 20:05:36+08:00
            1 year, 7 months, 6 days, 3 hours, 27 minutes, 35 seconds ago
            Create Date2011:04:19 22:10:05+08:00
            1 year, 7 months, 15 days, 1 hour, 23 minutes, 6 seconds ago
            Creator ToolAdobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.3
            Process Version5.7
            Incremental Temperature0
            Incremental Tint0
            Luminance Smoothing25
            Color Noise Reduction25
            Chromatic Aberration R0
            Chromatic Aberration B0
            Vignette Amount-100
            Vignette Midpoint20
            Shadow Tint0
            Red Hue0
            Red Saturation0
            Green Hue0
            Green Saturation0
            Blue Hue0
            Blue Saturation0
            Fill Light40
            Highlight Recovery89
            Hue Adjustment Red0
            Hue Adjustment Orange0
            Hue Adjustment Yellow0
            Hue Adjustment Green0
            Hue Adjustment Aqua0
            Hue Adjustment Blue0
            Hue Adjustment Purple0
            Hue Adjustment Magenta0
            Image Size1,320 × 880
            Saturation Adjustment Red0
            Saturation Adjustment Orange0
            Saturation Adjustment Yellow0
            Saturation Adjustment Green0
            Saturation Adjustment Aqua0
            Saturation Adjustment Blue0
            Saturation Adjustment Purple0
            Saturation Adjustment Magenta0
            Luminance Adjustment Red0
            Luminance Adjustment Orange0
            Luminance Adjustment Yellow0
            Luminance Adjustment Green0
            Luminance Adjustment Aqua0
            Luminance Adjustment Blue0
            Luminance Adjustment Purple0
            Luminance Adjustment Magenta0
            Split Toning Shadow Hue55
            Split Toning Shadow Saturation0
            Split Toning Highlight Hue55
            Split Toning Highlight Saturation31
            Split Toning Balance+53
            Parametric Shadows+8
            Parametric Darks-2
            Parametric Lights+2
            Parametric Highlights0
            Parametric Shadow Split14
            Parametric Midtone Split50
            Parametric Highlight Split75
            Sharpen Radius+1.0
            Sharpen Detail25
            Sharpen Edge Masking42
            Post Crop Vignette Amount0
            Grain Amount0
            Luminance Noise Reduction Detail50
            Color Noise Reduction Detail50
            Luminance Noise Reduction Contrast0
            Lens Profile Enable0
            Lens Manual Distortion Amount0
            Perspective Vertical0
            Perspective Horizontal0
            Perspective Rotate0.0
            Perspective Scale100
            Convert To GrayscaleFalse
            Tone Curve NameMedium Contrast
            Camera ProfileEmbedded
            Camera Profile Digest54650A341B5B5CCAE8442D0B43A92BCE
            Lens Profile SetupLensDefaults
            Has SettingsTrue
            Has CropFalse
            Already AppliedTrue
            Flash FiredFalse
            Flash ReturnNo return detection
            Flash ModeUnknown
            Flash FunctionFalse
            Flash Red Eye ModeFalse
            Tone Curve0, 0, 32, 22, 64, 56, 128, 128, 192, 196, 255, 255
            • 3. Re: How to perform a creamy picture like this?
              hangovertini Level 1

              Thank you sir, but how do you get that XMP file?


              As I know that's a stand alone file not embbed in the jpg exif info.

              • 4. Re: How to perform a creamy picture like this?
                hangovertini Level 1

                Ooops! I got it. Use the exiftool, thanks a lot!

                • 5. Re: How to perform a creamy picture like this?
                  elie-d Level 4

                  It is a separate "sidecar" file for proprietary Raw files, but is inserted into the metadata of jpgs and DNGs.