EPM-1 dramatic tone filter

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by jpsket, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. jpsket

    jpsket New to Mu-43

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    Mar 10, 2012
    Anyone know how I might go about replicating the effects of the epm1 dramatic tone filter in elements? It looks maybe like it is increasing contrast and decreasing saturation, but I don't know, I'm a complete noob.:smile:
     
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  2. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Experiment and post your results. Be dramatic and explore. I think you're on the right path. Take a shot with and without to make it easier.
     
  3. jpsket

    jpsket New to Mu-43

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    Mar 10, 2012
    It looks like I got somewhat close. I decreased saturation, increased contrast, increased blacks and highlights. Increased exposure a bit, too.

    Photoshop Edit
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/76172944@N05/7082482109/" title="RigbyPS.jpg by mightyPENmini, on Flickr"> 7082482109_266447128d. "500" height="375" alt="RigbyPS.jpg"></a>

    EPM-1 Dramatic Tone Filter
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  4. ryansinibaldi

    ryansinibaldi Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 9, 2012
    I personally like yours better than the actual filter. Nice job!
     
  5. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2012
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    I agree. Your edit had more contrast - which really help the dog stand out - and I like that the grelooken of the grass "popped" more in yours, the Dramatic tone kinda kills it. Good job:smile:
     
  6. jpsket

    jpsket New to Mu-43

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    Mar 10, 2012
    Thanks for the comments, guys!
     
  7. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Wow good job! Is your photoshop edit something you can use on a raw file and turn into an action?

    Bravo on the job well done. I do like yours better then the built in Dramatic Tone. How challenging was it for you to come up with the solution?
     
  8. jpsket

    jpsket New to Mu-43

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    Mar 10, 2012
    I had to look up what you meant by "turn into an action" but yes, it was something I could record as an action and reproduce on other Raw files.

    Thanks for the comments. It only took about five minutes to tweak it. Without you encouraging me to experiment, I might not have even tried. So, thanks!
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    +1
     
  10. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    My pleasure. Now try to replicate the other Art Filters :smile: I bet you'll do those just fine but I can see diaorama being a challenge.