Tuesday, December 23, 2008
DPP Solutions: Creating A Film Look
Giving your digital images the feel of a classic emulsion easily with Alien Skin Exposure 2
Creating the look of an emulsion is possible with a digital photograph, but it’s not necessarily an easy process. Over the years, a number of companies have built Photoshop scripts that would seek to mimic one film type or another. Extremely savvy Photoshop users created their own actions to do the same thing with varying degrees of success. The process is time-consuming, and the results can be unpredictable in many cases.
|Alien Skin Exposure 2’s cross-processing capability|
The program allows you to select the various films as presets. Among the emulsions you can choose are classic favorites such as TRI-X, Kodachrome, Velvia, Ektachrome, Portra and Scala, as well as less well-known films. In all, there are more than 300 presets. Why so many? Because beyond picking and choosing among various films, you also can apply special effects such as push-processing, cross-processing and infrared simulators.
Exposure 2 gives me the same ability to experiment with a dozen tones, but instead of standing in a poorly ventilated, cold room and dipping my fingers in toxic chemicals for hours at a time, I can do it with a couple of mouse clicks...
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