Economic Downturn 5

December 26, 2009 | Category: Black and White

Published in the New York Times

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  1. Julie
    on December 27th, 2009

    Love this. Love the effect you use on this and the old truck interior. Are you prepared to explain how you achieve this “weathered” look?

  2. Stephen Van Tuyl
    on December 31st, 2009

    Thanks Julie! First, I shoot in color. Then, in Photoshop, I apply a filter called ReDyNamix. It’s a third party, pseudo HDR plugin.
    I soften the effect almost all the way and then desaturate to black and white. Next, bump up the contrast to about 20%. Finally, duplicate the layer and add a sepia “style”. Fade that layer till you get the right tones and you’re done.
    Hope you find this helpfull.

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