Hey guys, I made a new preset!
I wanted to create a faded analogue look with a modern feel that is flattering on skin tones. I've been playing with these edits for a variety of images and found that they work well for editorial portraits, still life, landscapes and architectural shots. It gives moody landscapes added drama and mystery.
(downloadable from my Etsy Store)
I'm calling it Modern/Mellow, because *lack of imagination*, and abbreviated to M/Mellow *because laziness*. It has faded shadows with crushed blacks; faded highlights with a smoothness in the brighter tones (e.g. skin) from a reduction in highlight detail; there are colour shifts and selective desaturation.
I've created 2 extra versions of the Modern/Mellow preset to allow you to achieve a range of looks: a M/Mellow- (decreased) version, for a subtle edit; and a M/Mellow+ (increased) version, for a more dramatic edit.
Let's walk through the edits!
- There is a very very subtle warm caramel colour cast, with the highlights neutralised with cool toning in the split toning panel. This is important in keeping the overall look clean, and modern. I wanted an analogue film look, but not the old sepia photograph type of look!
- In this edit, greens are desaturated, and darkened in the HSL panel- giving us that moody look with landscapes and foliage.
- Purples and Magentas are relatively saturated and ever so slightly darkened in the HSL panel- this makes florals pop, especially against green foliage.
- As with most of my presets I try to make the edit kind to skin tones where appropriate. M/Mellow flatters medium to pale skin tones with an increase in luminance of yellows and oranges, and a selective desaturation of those colours.
The preset has an aesthetic that is similar to the VSCO Cam and VSCO Film style- something that resonates well with my photography.
Find it at my Etsy Store.