How to Achieve this Post-processed Effect

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  1. jamesino

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    It's almost entirely unsharp mask. Perhaps a bit of toying with the color balance or saturation.

    Others might tell you it's a contrast bump. It is, but not using the brightness/contrast tool. The unsharp mask adds the contrast.
     
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    Alpha's right, most of that can be achieved with USM. Medium-high amount, radius somewhere between 20 and 60 and a low threshold (under 5 or so) might get close to that.

    The second picture uses a multiply layer and burns the corners of the image (would be my best guess) as well.
     
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    On my monitor your pictures appears too red. It's my monitor?
     
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    They are very red. I'd hesitate to call it "too red," since that was sort of the intended effect.
     
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    I would be careful about recommending particular values in the USM dialog. They're inherently tied to image size. A 20px radius on an image 2000px wide, for example, is not the same as a 20px radius on an image 4000px wide.
     
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    True enough. I'm too used to working in darn nearly exactly one size all the time. Thanks.
     

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