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    Any idea how to filter like this?

    Hey guys :) Illustrator is my forte, not so much Photoshop. I know enough to crop, mask, cut, adjust levels and curves, brightness, etc, but just don't spend much time working with the program. Recently we had someone come through at work who had gorgeous photos and while at least half her talent definitely lies in taking the photos, I can't help but love the way she filters and colors her photos during editing. I'm posting a few examples -- the first is an unedited version, second is edited, third is a combination of edits (no idea what they looked like before hand, how saturated they were, etc).

    It looks like she definitely pulls back on the contrast and saturation and is maybe adding some sort of transparent color over everything, but I would still love to know if anyone else has ideas on how I can filter images similar to this. I would ask the photographer myself but we presently are not encouraged to contact freelancers hired by the company.

    Sorry for the gigantic images.. didn't resize before sending to tinypic!

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    A cheap and easy to use software might help you understand...

    And it has a trial!
    www.on1.com

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    Have you tried to alter the color balance and the saturation. You may also need to add texture to the photo with effects.

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    Play around with Color Lookup, under "Adjustment Layers" icon.
    This feature is new at Photoshop (CS6) and may help you.

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    I think a blue or yellow layer set to exclusion and an adjusted opacity can do something similar to the example

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    That can be done correctly under "Lightroom", you can increase the total light of shadows while keeping the white tones down in-tact. So in order, you can try the following in lightroom:

    Highlights (tone down to desirable range)
    Shadows (Tone up to maximum)
    Whites (tone down to desirable range)
    Blacks (Keep it near the default)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyrage View Post
    That can be done correctly under "Lightroom", you can increase the total light of shadows while keeping the white tones down in-tact. So in order, you can try the following in lightroom:

    Highlights (tone down to desirable range)
    Shadows (Tone up to maximum)
    Whites (tone down to desirable range)
    Blacks (Keep it near the default)
    Thanks everyone for your input and links, I will be checking them all out. Greyrage -- do you prefer Lightroom over Photoshop? We were discouraged from using it for class purposes but the more I hear about it from people who use it, the more it sounds like it may be preferable to PS if all I want to do is adjust lighting/color, etc instead of any actual photo manipulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockthevanished View Post
    Thanks everyone for your input and links, I will be checking them all out. Greyrage -- do you prefer Lightroom over Photoshop? We were discouraged from using it for class purposes but the more I hear about it from people who use it, the more it sounds like it may be preferable to PS if all I want to do is adjust lighting/color, etc instead of any actual photo manipulation.
    Not really, it's a matter of workflow. Most of the lightroom settings now you can find over Camera-Raw Filter in photoshop. I use lightroom when consistence and speed is required over the creative, though, what you use is a matter of preference. I personally, like to color-correct with classic PS methods, adjustment layers.

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    just use levels adjustment tool and/or the exposer layer and minus some of the exposure and then take the color balance tool and shift the color either into the blue tones or warm tones.. which ever the photo is best suited for

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    As I can see, you can do it by playing with curves in Photoshop, no additional extensions needed..

    (trying to attach an image, but no success)

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    The Lightroom might be the easiest way to do photo adjustments, especially when processed in bulk. If you have photos in RAW format it's even better, because you can adjust color temperature (grey point) without color cast artifacts. Compared to Photoshop, Lightroom is non-destructive editor, meaning, at any time you can return to any control setting and adjust it. Lightroom has several built-in presets (and there are lots more to download) which can give hints how to work on images. Very important for the look you are after are shadows/highlights and split tone controls. Enjoy!

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    Vsco

    Or just download a VSCO pack for Lightroom... they have tons of faded looks.

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    Photographers mostly use Lightroom for this kind of effect.

    This video might help you : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ1VeD-2w-c

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    it looks like the filtered images are Desaturated, and don't have as much contrast as the unfiltered photo.

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