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

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How to make a layer fade to transparent?

I have two layers of the same image. The first layer underneath is the original, while the other on top of it is a copy of the original, but with some applied effect or filter. I would like to make ...
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Is it common practice to apply identical processing effects to a batch of photos?

I'm trying to understand how photographers approach the task of multiple images that were all shot at the same environment/setting/event. Instead of opening each photo separate, and tweaking hue, ...
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Purple/violet and blue mixture lens effect around Lobelia Erinus flower

I was only wondering why is this effect on center of lens different than around it. Realme 5 phoen camera. Video of how I move the phone and the effect is always the same ---> https://imgur.com/a/...
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Blur effect or out of focus?

I discovered Robbie Lawrence's work while reading an article about his first body of work called Freetown. I am really interested in the photos that seem to be out of focus but still a bit "sharp&...
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Underwater: Edit and Join separated layers smoothly

As I really enjoy underwater photography, I am wondering how does one end up with a final image like the one I share below: Unedited on the left, desired effect on the right: Source: https://www....
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Is there an effect opposite of tilt-shifting?

Is there any effect that would make objects seem much larger than they actually are? I tried to google for it and the only thing I could find was a discussion on flickr where focus stacking is ...
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How can I produce a print that shows only one or two colors, rather than all three, in color film?

Say I wanted the final result to be a print that displayed only (or all but) the green elements in a color photo. What are some ways I could go about producing it? This could involve any step of the ...
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How to achieve this light faded, desaturated look?

how can I achieve this look, as seen in photos by Simone Favilli? I love the soft light effect and colours of this image but I don't know how to achieve it in Post-processing. Any suggestions? Thanks ...
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Is it possible to 'fix' an image (with bad colouring/effect applied) based on a smaller thumbnail?

I'm trying to fix some old (as in a few years old, not vintage) images taken by a friend, and have noticed something odd. While most of the pictures appear somewhat over exposed/have strange colours (...
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How to bring such details on face and dull cyan color grading like in this image?

I have sufficient experience in Photoshop and prefer it over Lightroom. I want to know the directions to achieve these specialties of the image below: Facial details in wrinkles and hair. Dull cyan-...
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Does Anyone know which filter is this? Its used by a illustrator called Ilya Kuvshinov

This filter is used by the illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov, it has a little bit of chromatic aberration which is not too noticeable on the picture.
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How to get this purple haze effect?

What effect is used to get this purple type of hazy colour? I am not talking about the green, but only the purple look, where you are almost seeing an item twice. I understand that the blue colour got ...
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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras? [duplicate]

I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask but I’ve been unable to figure out what exactly this is. It’s an effect, seemingly unintentional, that makes people and things have orange blurs around ...
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How do I get this foggy/cold/blueish look in my photos?

I'm new in the photography realm and I want to achieve a foggy/cold/blueish kind of magical look with my pictures. Something like these pics 1st image, click for full size Please help me! :)
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How do you get this gritty, grainy effect?

How do I approach this effect? It’s sort of gritty, grainy fuzzy, yet still seems to retain a lot of fine detail. Can it be done in camera or is it a post processing effect?
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How to get soft-blur effect on flowing water with iPhone?

I like taking pictures of flowing water on my iPhone, and I'd like to get the soft-cloudy-blur effect for the water. On a traditional lens camera, this can be done with a longer exposure time. Is this ...
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How do we get this look? Is it a filter or a camera setting

How does one get this effect in pictures. Is it a filter or photoshop
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What is this effect with blue and yellow color shifts around objects?

What is this effect with blue and yellow color shifts around objects? How can it be achieved?
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How is the illusion of light streaks achieved in this photo? [duplicate]

I've seen a photo with a nice light streaks illusion, that I believe was captured in the camera itself rather than added in post-processing. Can anyone explain how one can replicate it?
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What is this filter? [closed]

The last few days I saw a new filter on many pages on instagram that changes the sky and it looks like in the following pictures. Can you tell me what is it?
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What app or filter would create the blurry clone/duplication of the people in this photo?

I was wondering what app or filter would achieve the blurry duplication of the people on the right hand side of the photo, the one that's pointed to by the white arrows? If it's photoshop how would I ...
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What effect is this? Like an outdoors shot with sunlight with a lot of yellow hues

So, I found these pictures Here's a link to the album, if anyone's interested The effect seems like magazine pictures from the 1980s shot with old film. EDIT: Here is another image. The "effect" I'm ...
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How do I reproduce this dark background on this photo?

I was trying to take some photos of flowers, when I managed to snap the following photo: This is the jpeg the camera made. The foreground is bright, while the background is dark. Creating the dark ...
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How to achieve a retro-elegant, faded, low-contrast look?

How can I achieve a retro-elegant, faded, low-contrast, look, as seen in photos by Samuel Elkins? Assuming this is done in Lightroom or Photoshop, I suspect photographer uses a preset because he has ...
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What is this low-quality, fuzzy filter called? And does anyone know how to apply it to your own photos?

Can anyone tell me what this filter is? I am talking about the low-quality, fuzzy look of the example pictures. I have been looking everywhere for it, but I do not know the name of it! Also, does ...
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Dodge and Burn in Darktable

I was searching for Dodge and Burn in Darktable but didn't find any website that show how to do this. I've only found this feature request for darktable that show that the OP use Dodge and Burn and ...
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What visual effect can be seen in the following picture?

I saw this picture on Behance. As an amateur photographer, i just want an analysis of the picture and help in how to recreate it with a different object. original picture credits - Kremer Johnson ...
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How can I create this 'medieval look' using an entry-level camera like the Nikon D3300?

How do recreate pictures like the ones below? They all appear to be lit a certain way. The colors are all very similar, with an overall dark, brooding aspect to them. The backgrounds are heavily ...
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How to achieve this effect that looks smoky/blurred and was used in a Balenciaga campaign? [duplicate]

This effect looks like smoke with a little blurring. There are many examples of this because it has been used in some erotic movies. I don’t know if it’s a lens filter, a specific camera, a technique,...
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What kind of effect could I use to get this skin/beard black&white swirling effect?

I'm trying to reproduce an effect on an image a client has given me, but I can't seem to tell what was used Personally I think someone's drawn this themselves partly, for example the beard and his ...
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How can I exacerbate static discharge?

This question points out that the artifacts in the image are likely caused by static discharge. Contrary to what most would want, I'd actually like to attempt to really spark things up on the next ...
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How to shoot a light trail photo where an object is still in focus? [duplicate]

I have come across this picture of a car where the background has a light trail effect but the object (which is the car) is still in focus. I know how to create the light trail effect but I'm not ...
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There is an app or a trick to emulate Portrait Effect on non plus iPhones?

I love the "portrait effect" on my iPhone 8 Plus. Is there an app for the other iPhone models which can emulate it? I'm specifically interested in two things: Background bokeh Studio lights Here ...
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Can you create Instagram's “Structure” effect purely in Lightroom?

I am trying to re-create Instagram's structure effect within Lightroom, but I can’t quite figure it out. Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze were my best bets but things are still very different. Is this ...
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How is this filter done? [closed]

I was hoping someone could help me figure out what app or filter is used on these pictures? I've been trying to figure it out for days by looking into stereoscopic or vintage looks but I haven't had ...
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Light at the end of tunnel effect

I'm trying to create a bright light/tunnel light/heaven light effect on DSLR video in which I'm getting closer to the light source. I tried pulling the curtains shut in a room during daytime and ...
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How can I edit my photographs to look like old colorized black and whites?

I like the look of old colorized black and white photos. How can I edit my digital photographs to look like that?
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What is the stippling effect used in newsprint and comics called, and how can I create it?

I am looking to achieve this dot pattern (stippling) effect in some way, be it analog or post processing. If you can identify this technique and some tips on how to go about it? It has a print look to ...
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How do I take a photo like this? [closed]

I really like the pictures taken by Kat Irlin, and I want to achieve the effect or the looks of the pictures she takes. Here is a sample below.
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How to load 3DLUT on DSLR?

There are few film emulation LUTs (LookUp Tables) that I would like to use on my DSLR in real-time (live) because shooting live with LUT applied gives very accurate results and cuts down time on post ...
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Why does editing software not care about colorspace?

TLDR: Editing software does never indicate clearly how effects operate in terms of color spaces, gamma ramps and whitepoints. Why? Since I learned a lot about colorspaces, whitepoints, gamma ramps, ...
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How to get a halo of light effect?

I would like to know how to make this effect, and also if it is posible to get it with an iPhone 5s. Thank you. (it's from someone else)
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How do I create a split-tone effect using GIMP?

How do I create a split-tone effect in GIMP? Here is an example of the effect I am looking for.
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How can I create an image with a round globe like center? [duplicate]

How did this person create this shot of a tree in the center, the buildings circling it, and grass all around the edges? I love this example and someday I want to make a similar one with snow and ...
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A photo effect that favours yellow & blue; What is its name & how is it done with GIMP?

I have recently come across several pictures that seem to have been modified to favour or skew towards both yellow and blue tones. The photo editing effect creates a special, somewhat cosy ambiance. ...
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What's the effect called when only certain subjects are in colour while the rest is black & white? [duplicate]

what is the technical term for such pictures? Those with the special characteristics black&white, with a single color?
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How to achieve matte effect?

Newbie here. I see pictures like this http://imgur.com/gallery/lcRQN or It feels like there's a matte effect or filter of some sort added on top here. Am I correct in assuming that? If so, how do I ...
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How can I replicate Instagram's "Structure" in Capture One or Photoshop?

I am looking for a way to reliably recreate Instagram's "Structure" effect but can't manage to get it as beautiful as Instagram is doing it. I read that it is mainly a combination of Contrast and ...
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Which effect/filter is used in this photo?

Center of the image is zoomed in while edges and corners are zoomed out. How to apply this effect? Which application to use?
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How was the twilight blue color effect in this photo produced?

I really wonder, when I see some people showing their creativity, composition sense, and light sense through their photographs. I just came through such a photo now. This is the photo: I saw this ...
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