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In-camera or post-processing techniques for altering the look of an image.

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How can this brightly colored yet gentle pastel-color effect be achieved?

I found this image on http://unsplash.com/ and quite a few have this vivid yet pastel effect. Can it be achieved in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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What is this soft curved brushstroke-like effect?

I can call myself as nerd but this time I'm stuck, I couldn't find any information about a filter or effect. All I know is; there is a Photoshop brush set. How can people do that effect like one in ...
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How do you achieve this brownish skin color moody look on your photos?

I've noticed that there is quite popular style of moody photographs with rich shadows, muted colors and very specific brownish-like skin-tone. It does seem to come from some kind of post-processing ...
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How to get a vintage/dreamy look?

How to get a vintage/dreamy look like this photo? It has some yellow color cast and seems like extra blur added in post process?
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How was this blurry background, sharp motorbike effect achieved?

In this photo nominated as Canon Australia Photo of the Week, the background seems to blur while the rider is sharp. Wouldn't this normally be the other way? How was this done?
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How can this retro effect be achieved in Lightroom?

I recently came across this selection of superb photos, all with a great retro effect. How can I achieve this effect in Lightroom?
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How do you create a washed out effect with deep blacks?

I have been wondering how to achieve a great portrait effect I have been seeing a little bit more lately. The portraits are usually washed out, but blacks are still deep (not dull), and there seems ...
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How can I achieve a soft but detailed film look digitally? [closed]

Wonderful photo of the streets of Athens I found. I'm an amateur photographer curious to learn how to make my digital photos (Canon Rebel T3i) look more like film. Like this photo here, it has that ...
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What are the effects/filters being used in these pictures?

What are the special effects and filters that applies in these pictures: http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/933920_650214808328552_285093563_n.jpg ...
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How to I get the Instagram “Lux” effect without using Instagram?

I am kind of fascinated with the new Lux effect of Instagram. I want to "get" the same effect myself, during post processing. This is what I was able to get to, after playing with Levels, Contrast, ...
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How can I intentionally include lens flare in my photographs?

I usually try to avoid lens flare, usually by avoiding shooting directly into bright lights (or using other techniques to minimize it). However, sometimes I find a situation where lens flare actually ...
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What Photoshop plugins are must haves? [closed]

When you as a photographer edit your photos in Photoshop (after some processing using Camera Raw or Lightroom) are there any Plug-ins/Actions/etc. (free or paid) that are must haves for you as a ...
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How do I create this soft bright look?

This is probably my favorite look in child portraits. I want to achieve this bright, yet color popping look in my photos. Is there specific lighting, like overexposing? Or is it post processing? Here ...
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How to get “rays” in night photos?

In this night picture, the lamp has characteristic "rays". How is it possible to get similar effect? Is it related to aperture, or shutter speed, or lens type?
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How can I get a lot of detail in the face, skin as seen in this poster for The Martian?

How was this effect achieved? You can see a lot of detail on the face, skin, etc. Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? Is it possible to do ...
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How can this lighting/color effect be done?

The foreground is color (although very low contrast), and the background appears to be B&W. Can this be done during shoting, or only during post-processing? I notice there is a greenish/bluish ...
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How can I recreate this glowing light effect?

How to have a glowing light ray effect outside some object like in this photo Edit Using photoshop to get this effect ?
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Can the lensbaby achieve a similar effect to a ± 8.5° tilt?

I quite enjoy the ± 8.5° tilt that the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 provides. The cost is quite high at around $2,000USD. It seems that some people use lensbaby lenses for something of a similar effect. What ...
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How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look?

How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look? I'm looking to achieve this sorta of vintage film like look. I'm looking for a way to achieve this without purchasing a "auto" effect program by using ...
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What is the blurred light effect in this portrait?

Id like an explanation for how the blue background light in this photo is somehow "overlaying" the model's hair and the back of the chair. How could this effect be setup and reproduced?
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How can I get photographs which look like 3D renderings?

How can I get a look like these photos? Thank you http://de.volkswagen.com/de/models/polo/galerie.html
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How can I recreate the Instagram Filter “Slumber”?

I am trying to recreate the Slumber filter of Instagram, but I am stuck at a certain point. Below you can see the Instagram, the original and my edited file. It seems like I am missing one important ...
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How to achieve the photo effect of “Live Christmas Music at the Americana in Glendale, California” by Chris Yarzab?

I came across the below photo while browsing Wikimedia Commons. (Photo by Fourbyfourblazer) My Question, how was this photo processed to obtain this effect? HDR, Photoshop Filters, What?
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How can I achive this soft-curved effect in photoshop? [duplicate]

I once used some Android application to add some effect on one of my photos. I forgot the app name and I never found it. Can I achieve this effect using Photoshop? .
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How do I create a tilt-shift photography effect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to create a tilt-shift photograph? How to get a miniature effect on pictures? I have seen in different places the tilt-shift photography ...
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How can I tell which Instagram filter was used?

I want to know the name of this filter. I think it looks cool. http://instagram.com/p/vpYlx1q89e/?modal=true It would be very nice if Instagram said what filters are used in each photo... I like to ...