4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 3, 2014 10:35 AM by ssprengel

    How to edit photos like this?

    LeNyimp

      tumblr_mco4pyGXND1rqqqxoo7_1280.jpg

      You know, the vintage look, the dark lighting...

        • 1. Re: How to edit photos like this?
          ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The dark lighting is shadows from her hat hiding her face, not editing.  The vintage look can partially be done by dragging up on the bottom of the tone curve to keep the blacks from being completely black and if you do just one R, G or B channel at a time you can add tint to the shadows.  You can do the same thing with the light (top right) end of the tone curve by dragging it down a little and dragging one or more channels down a bit more to add tint.ere are a couple ways to manipulate the button of the tone curve.  The first one drags the bottom left end up and removes contrast.  The second drags the bottom left and up and across so the overall contrast is the same but darks blacker than a particular amount are all the same shade of gray.

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          • 2. Re: How to edit photos like this?
            elie-d Level 4

            The photo that you posted above contains the embedded XMP from ACR 5.7 which lists all the editing settings used by its owner. Get a good Exif reader that shows all the metadata, like ExifTool, and all will be revealed. Remember, however, that ACR 5.7 was P.V. 2003, so to recreate the effect you would need to set your LR to that P.V. You would also need to start from a shot with similar lighting and exposure. But just looking through the XMP can give you an idea how to create a similar effect

            • 3. Re: How to edit photos like this?
              areohbee Level 5

              Good find elie-d!

               

              One easy way to transfer those develop settings to another test photo:

              * Download and install WreckHover (a free plugin that I wrote).

              * Rename the "vintage/dark" file to match an existing photo's source filename (which must be in a different location).

              * Run WreckHover's "Recover from export" function (on the HELP menu) and select the location of the "vintage/dark" file.

               

              It'll copy develop settings from the file to the test photo.

               

              (you could then save the settings as a preset, if you want..).

               

              PS - I'm not pushing plugins! (seriously) - if you want to do it some other way, or not do it at all.., that's fine with me...

               

              Rob

              • 4. Re: How to edit photos like this?
                ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Here are the CRS (Camera Raw Settings) sections from the XMP data as seen in the RAW FileInfo view in Photoshop.  The only significant things I see are a slight darkening of the exposure, a more slight brightening of the shadows and then all the way at the bottom a couple tone-curve manipulations, but in CS4 there wasn't a way to split the RGB channels so the show tinting of purple may have already been there via lighting or some other processing that isn't recorded in the XMP:

                     <crs:RawFileName>IMG_3941.CR2</crs:RawFileName>
                     <crs:Version>5.7</crs:Version>
                     <crs:ProcessVersion>5.0</crs:ProcessVersion>
                     <crs:WhiteBalance>As Shot</crs:WhiteBalance>
                     <crs:Temperature>4450</crs:Temperature>
                     <crs:Tint>-3</crs:Tint>
                     <crs:Exposure>-0.20</crs:Exposure>
                     <crs:Shadows>3</crs:Shadows>
                     <crs:Brightness>+50</crs:Brightness>
                     <crs:Contrast>0</crs:Contrast>
                     <crs:Saturation>0</crs:Saturation>
                     <crs:Sharpness>25</crs:Sharpness>
                     <crs:LuminanceSmoothing>0</crs:LuminanceSmoothing>
                     <crs:ColorNoiseReduction>25</crs:ColorNoiseReduction>
                     <crs:ChromaticAberrationR>0</crs:ChromaticAberrationR>
                     <crs:ChromaticAberrationB>0</crs:ChromaticAberrationB>
                     <crs:VignetteAmount>0</crs:VignetteAmount>
                     <crs:ShadowTint>0</crs:ShadowTint>
                     <crs:RedHue>0</crs:RedHue>
                     <crs:RedSaturation>0</crs:RedSaturation>
                     <crs:GreenHue>0</crs:GreenHue>
                     <crs:GreenSaturation>0</crs:GreenSaturation>
                     <crs:BlueHue>0</crs:BlueHue>
                     <crs:BlueSaturation>0</crs:BlueSaturation>
                     <crs:FillLight>0</crs:FillLight>
                     <crs:Vibrance>0</crs:Vibrance>
                     <crs:HighlightRecovery>0</crs:HighlightRecovery>
                     <crs:Clarity>0</crs:Clarity>
                     <crs:Defringe>0</crs:Defringe>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentRed>0</crs:HueAdjustmentRed>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentOrange>0</crs:HueAdjustmentOrange>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentYellow>0</crs:HueAdjustmentYellow>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentGreen>0</crs:HueAdjustmentGreen>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentAqua>0</crs:HueAdjustmentAqua>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentBlue>0</crs:HueAdjustmentBlue>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentPurple>0</crs:HueAdjustmentPurple>
                     <crs:HueAdjustmentMagenta>0</crs:HueAdjustmentMagenta>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentRed>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentRed>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentOrange>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentOrange>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentYellow>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentYellow>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentGreen>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentGreen>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentAqua>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentAqua>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentBlue>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentBlue>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentPurple>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentPurple>
                     <crs:SaturationAdjustmentMagenta>0</crs:SaturationAdjustmentMagenta>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentRed>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentRed>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentOrange>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentOrange>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentYellow>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentYellow>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentGreen>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentGreen>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentAqua>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentAqua>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentBlue>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentBlue>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentPurple>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentPurple>
                     <crs:LuminanceAdjustmentMagenta>0</crs:LuminanceAdjustmentMagenta>
                     <crs:SplitToningShadowHue>0</crs:SplitToningShadowHue>
                     <crs:SplitToningShadowSaturation>0</crs:SplitToningShadowSaturation>
                     <crs:SplitToningHighlightHue>0</crs:SplitToningHighlightHue>
                     <crs:SplitToningHighlightSaturation>0</crs:SplitToningHighlightSaturation>
                     <crs:SplitToningBalance>0</crs:SplitToningBalance>
                     <crs:ParametricShadows>0</crs:ParametricShadows>
                     <crs:ParametricDarks>0</crs:ParametricDarks>
                     <crs:ParametricLights>0</crs:ParametricLights>
                     <crs:ParametricHighlights>0</crs:ParametricHighlights>
                     <crs:ParametricShadowSplit>25</crs:ParametricShadowSplit>
                     <crs:ParametricMidtoneSplit>50</crs:ParametricMidtoneSplit>
                     <crs:ParametricHighlightSplit>75</crs:ParametricHighlightSplit>
                     <crs:SharpenRadius>+1.0</crs:SharpenRadius>
                     <crs:SharpenDetail>25</crs:SharpenDetail>
                     <crs:SharpenEdgeMasking>0</crs:SharpenEdgeMasking>
                     <crs:PostCropVignetteAmount>0</crs:PostCropVignetteAmount>
                     <crs:GrainAmount>0</crs:GrainAmount>
                     <crs:ConvertToGrayscale>False</crs:ConvertToGrayscale>
                     <crs:ToneCurveName>Medium Contrast</crs:ToneCurveName>
                     <crs:CameraProfile>Matrix</crs:CameraProfile>
                     <crs:CameraProfileDigest>63F0F354E6E0E41512CC7E2103550BD3</crs:CameraProfileDigest>
                     <crs:HasSettings>True</crs:HasSettings>
                     <crs:HasCrop>False</crs:HasCrop>
                     <crs:AlreadyApplied>True</crs:AlreadyApplied>
                     <crs:ToneCurve>
                        <rdf:Seq>
                           <rdf:li>0, 0</rdf:li>
                           <rdf:li>32, 22</rdf:li>
                           <rdf:li>64, 56</rdf:li>
                           <rdf:li>128, 128</rdf:li>
                           <rdf:li>192, 196</rdf:li>
                           <rdf:li>255, 255</rdf:li>
                        </rdf:Seq>
                     </crs:ToneCurve>