Please move this topic somewhere else if its wrong. I am looking for help in edi

2 years 1 month ago #587897 by Touka
Hello. I am looking for help how I can achieve the gloomy mate effect in pictures. 

Pictures made by Natalia Drepina.

Maybe some presets will help? I am sorry if this is not the right topic here.


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2 years 1 month ago #588022 by garyrhook
It's inappropriate to repost others' images. You could simply point to them.

Now: the 'matte' look.

If you look at the histogram of those images you'll see that the tonal range does not extend all the way to black. It's fundamental to this look, and it's often called "crushing the blacks".
This can be accomplished with the tone curve in Lightroom, or adjustment curves or levels in Photoshop.

As for color, I think these are very close to monochrome, which should explain enough for you to get started.

FWIW: the selective color? Meh. No one does that anymore. Better to try something new.

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