help with post processing

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  1. DavidElliot

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    I was wondering if anyone out there could help me figure out the settings in PS to achieve this look?

    I've been trying to get as close as I can but nothing seems to pan out for me. I'm not that skilled with PS yet and I would appreciate any help. I realize that there is probably a limit as to how close the effect can be without actually going film. In fact, some of you may recommend that a simple solution would be to go film. I agree. In fact, I was wondering what film would achieve that look?

    I'm still interested to learn how to digital replicate the look though.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    I dont mean to be too frank, but what effect? Washed out and a tad blurry?

    Mark
     
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    The image in your link has de-saturated color because most of the image is overexposed. Underexposure does the opposite it increases saturation.

    It's quite possible there was little or no PS work done on the image.
     
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    It's so bad it almost looks like a still from a video.
     
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    Ditto. Look at the camera right arm. Above the elbow, there's no detail, and it looks like the sky extends to where the arm should be. That's a big red flag for overexposure. I'd say it even looks like an E6 in C41A cross-process, if the skin tones weren't still just a pale red. Definitely looks like plain-old overexposure.
     
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    Are you looking for "Cross Processing" type look?

    Go to flickr or google and search for "Cross Processing" and see if that is what you are looking for.

    If yes, I am sure there are a lot of "Cross Processing" plugin or action for PS to simulate the effect.
     
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    that cross proccesing style should b renamed the "urban outfitters process" cuz every single photo in there catalouge looks like that
     
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