Brown is all you need

Brown is all you need, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

For the above photo I tested Nik’s Color Efex Pro and its film effect filters. My long time favorite of those filters is Kodak Ektachrome 64 Pro which is used here. I just love how it renders the colors.

There was, however, one problem after using that film filter. Tiitus’ hand became quite red, i.e. it was not looking good at all. But no problem in fixing it because Color Efex Pro has the Control Point feature of Nik products. I used negative (minus) control point for his hand and the film effect was removed from that area in the shot. Just great!

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3 comments

  1. Very interesting, when I first looked at the photo, I felt the colour on the hand didn’t match the photo. When I read that you had removed a film effect on the hand it all made sense. Can you reduce the effect with Color Efex Pro can you reduce rather than remove the film effect to an area of the photo?

  2. Thanks for commenting! Yes, you can reduce the effect. You can change the opacity of the Control Point when you add it. So, if you add a minus effect (as I did here), you can use, e.g., 50% opacity and the filter effect is reduced to 50% from the original one.

    1. You are welcome for commenting. Glad to know there is a an opacity to it, that gives you so much more artistic licence, more work as well, but choices are good.

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