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. 


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/


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