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Post Processing: Fading a photo (Question)

JosephYaccarino

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Hey everyone,

I really enjoy taking pictures of cars and I have noticed a look that I really love. It is a washed out, old time-y look, but at the same time, holding colors and clarity. I'm not quite sure how to give my photos that sort of look.

Here is one of my shots: Subaru WRX STI

Here is the look I would like to achieve: http://img3.goodfon.su/original/5184x3300/7/1e/bmw-e36-m3-bmv-tyuning-stance-2484.jpg

I am very much a beginner when it comes to using Lightroom to post-process my photos. Do I need to bring down the contrast? Lower the brightness? Any steps in giving this look would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

-Joey
 
You do it by removing black from the photo. In any image editor use a Curves adjustment and pull the black point up.

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It is most certainly NOT and old time-y look. I'm an old timer and that's one of the first lessons that I learned. We would all encounter that look when we first learned to process and print film. It resulted from either a serious underexposure or really bad film processing. You didn't pass your Photo I class if you didn't learn to at least fix that one.

Joe
 
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You do it by removing black from the photo. In any image editor use a Curves adjustment and pull the black point up.

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It is most certainly NOT and old time-y look. I'm an old timer and that's one of the first lessons that I learned. We would all encounter that look when we first learned to process and print film. It resulted from either a serious underexposure or really bad film processing. You didn't pass your Photo I class if you didn't learn to at least fix that one.

Joe
Awesome, and thanks for the info. I am still a little bit of a photo noob.

Thanks again!
 

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