Quick post today with a before and after, (mouse over to see unretouched image)
I wanted this image to have a vintage, disco look yet still feel modern. A little modern Diana Ross-y
I added a film grain look, along with the vintage cross processed look with Nik Color effect 4. Then thought after the fact that I wanted lens flares, if I had added the lens flare after the grain the flare would have no grain and therefore anything beyond would just look fake.
QUICK TIP: When experimenting with filters I always make my working layer a smart object, you can simply drag and rearrange the filters to affect the image in the proper order.
Since I was mainly testing these 2 filters not much else was done to the image, a little cleanup and a darker version of the shirt overlayed to bring back tone.
I was testing a few new filters -
Nik Color effects 4 - (which is great!!)
Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop - A very popular plug-in for After Effects, has this little brother for Photoshop that gives you all sorts of options for going crazy on an image. Very cool but $150 for lens-flares may not be fore everyone
What do you think??
(BTW: Thanks Bobby Earle for the idea for this post that stole Borrowed.)