Thursday, September 8, 2016

Free Photoshop Curve - Seaside

I remember when I first started using a digital slr instead of my film one.  The picture felt too real, I would play with the image to make it less sharp or less colourful and missed the feeling of nostalgia that was prevalent in film photography. And so I often create a vintage look when I'm editing, this usually involves playing around with curves to bring out colours or create that film effect. 

Long story short, here's 'seaside', a free curve for you.  

Have a play around with it, the first image below is at 50% opacity, the next two at 100%. It works best on images with a lot of neutral tones.  There's instructions below if you're unsure how to use it in Photoshop. 


Instructions: 

Move the curve you downloaded into your photoshop “presets” folder.
For windows, the folder is located here:
c:\program files\adobe\adobe photoshop\presets\
For mac, the presets are located here:
~/library/application support/adobe/adobe photoshop/presets/

Or:

open photoshop with the image you want to edit.
To open the curves window press Ctrl + Alt + m (windows) / command + m (mac)
next to the preset drop down box there's a load curve button, click 'load preset' and locate your curve from the download folder


Photographer: Louise Canton, San Diego