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Old May 20th, 2013, 05:58 PM
Robert Watcher Robert Watcher is online now
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Default An old time hand toned look

I have this portrait image of twins that I was hired to photograph. There is a quality to the images, that almost begged some type of old time treatment. I currently use Nik Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro software (Photoshop plugin) for a quick way to alter of improve images.

As I went through the list, I wasn't finding any preset that really did if for me. There are couple of presets that I have used and like for certain images - - - but I ended up using a combination of those two, to get to a look that to some degree emulated old hand toned look - one that used to do with wet dyes and pastels myself in my wet darkroom and Main Street studio days.

Many photographers use Nik - so I thought I'd take some screen captures of the steps and settings in case some want to play around with the effect. WITHOUT Nik - there is no reason that the same basic steps of creating a vintage color film look on one layer and then converting to a toned black and white on a copy layer wouldn't work the same - - - just requires more steps.

This is the final result:

Base Image Opened in Photoshop 6

Using the Film Efex : Vintage preset of Color Efex Pro 4

Using the 034 Yellowed 2 preset of Silver Efex Pro 2

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