Need some help achieving an effect

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by MCarroll, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. MCarroll

    MCarroll Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 28, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Hello everyone, today i have been working on trying to replicate an effect like this:

    ChloeAnneCharnockPhotography - Baby/Toddler

    (The second photo down)

    I like the semi muted colours and the "washed out" look of the image but cant for the life of me replicate it.

    I was wondering if there are anyone that could give me a few pointers on the way to achieving something like this :)

  2. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What SW have you got to work with?
  3. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Real Name:
    I'm guessing bump up your exposure, decrease contrast, decrease saturation and maybe bump up vibrance a little. You might want to play with the tone curve too. Bump up your shadows and brightness perhaps.
  4. inkista

    inkista Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    You may also want to google "cross processing". In film terms, cross-processing was when you processed print film like transparency film or vice versa. It tends to shift color values in a specific way, and looks much like aging film.

    Most digital cross-processing techniques are usually done with separate RGB curves.
  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    There are a couple of the Olympus Art Filters that give an effect like that.
  6. MCarroll

    MCarroll Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 28, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Thanks for the tips guys, I've got lightroom and photoshop so i'll give it another shot when i get home later :)