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DigH

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Hello everyone! Anyone have thoughts on how to get this effect?

The color feels saturated and rich, even contrasty, but then there's this chalky almost filtered look to the shots. None of the photo folk I know have been able to crack it. Gurus?

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ZeroCool22

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That looks like a "Matte Filter" to me.

3 Matte Filters examples:


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NOTE: Matte filter is more noticeable when there is a black or mixed background, not just white.
 
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I took square samples of the 'blackest' parts in the provided images and added them to 'ordinary' portrait shots.
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I adjusted the blacks with curves to match the samples.
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Saturated the skintones a little.
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Softened the hair slightly with gaussian blur.

Portraits beforePSG.jpg

Portraits afterPSG.jpg

Maybe a little dodge and burn in the faces would help.
 
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Eggy

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This was just an example, you'll have to experiment with the settings and opacity of the adjustment layer.
 
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