Photo-Reactor Recipes

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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby JEL » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:01 am

JEL's Teal and Orange Duotone
(20130708 version1)

This is a virtual effect for Photo-Reactor ( http://mediachance.com/reactor/index.html )
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This is a photo/video-effect.

It will attempt to separate skin-tone from non-skin tone (also commonly referred to as 'teal & orange' color-grading)




It has several user-adjustable settings (click on the fx-block (select it) and look to the right-side menu of Photo-Reactor (where the histogram is))


The user-controls are:

-Main effect level in percent
0 = no color-change is applied to the image, basically turning the effect OFF.
100 = the effect is applied to the max.

-Individual color-mix (the level of the 2 toning-colors in percent (skin-color and non-skin color)
0 = this color is not added at all.
100 = this color is added to the max.

-Individual color-saturation (the saturation-level of the 2 toning-colors in percent (skin-color and non-skin color)
0 = this color is fully de-saturated.
100 = this color is fully saturated.

-Individual color-hue (the actual color of the 2 toning-colors in degrees (skin-color and non-skin color)
20 degrees = orange, (PhotoReactor shows this as -160 degrees)
200 degrees = cyan (teal,blue), (PhotoReactor shows this as 20 degrees)




How to use:

The default-value is adjusted for a subtle effect that should work well in most cases, provided your image is already in proper tonal balance (if it isn't; set up a correctional flow before feeding the image to the teal and orange effect-box (or, if using video-frames, correct your images ahead of batch-processing them with PhotoReactor))

The duo-tone can be set to either include the image's original color or to tone the image fully into only the 2 split-colors.

The Main Effect Level adjusts the balance between original colors and duotone colors.
0 = no duotone mixed in.
100 = no original color mixed in.

To retain as much of the original color as possible, when adding the duotone; set the Main Effect Level as low as desired while keeping color-saturation at max (100).

To tone down the original color without over-saturating the image with the split-color; set the Main Effect Level as high as desired and color-saturation as low as desired.

To change only skin-tone while leaving non-skin tones un-changed; set non-skin tone mix-in level to 0 (zero)

To select the 2 split-colors; choose them from the color-gradients or enter the value in degrees (be advised that Photo-Reactor does not use a 360 degree selection, but a -180 to +180)



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Attachments
JEL'sTealAndOrangeDuotone(20130708).zip
virtual effect box
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DAP (AOPs): http://jelstudio.dk/DAP/
PhotoReactor (flows, effects and scripts): http://jelstudio.dk/PhotoReactor/
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby JEL » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:02 am

JEL's Teal and Orange Duotone
ColorGrader
(20131201 version2)


This is a virtual effect for Photo-Reactor ( http://mediachance.com/reactor/index.html )
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This is a photo/video*-effect.
*(not suitable for video when the Booster is ON)

It will attempt to separate skin-tone from non-skin tone (also commonly referred to as 'teal & orange' color-grading)




It has one single user-adjustable setting (click on the fx-block (select it) and look to the right-side menu of Photo-Reactor (where the histogram is))


The user-controls are:

-Booster
OFF = no color-change is applied to the skin-tone. Use this to keep original skin-tone.
ON = Boosts skin-tone. Use this to amplify the skin-tone (often this will make the skin look more orange)

The complementary color is not affected by the booster-setting.
(however, it may still sometimes look different when the booster is ON because of the way the colors interact)


How to use:

Put the effect in your flow.
If you need to correct brightness and/or contrast of your image; it is advised to do so AFTER the ColorGrader FX. If you do it before the ColorGrader FX the color-change will be less pronounced (weaker, more subtle, not as effective)
Artistic effects can be placed before or after the ColorGrader FX depending on the look you want. You may get very different results depending on whether you place such effects before or after the ColorGrader FX.
Experiment if you feel adventurous.


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Attachments
ColorGrader(20131201).zip
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Rhema2.jpg
Picture of Rhema is used with kind permission from Teton
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DAP (AOPs): http://jelstudio.dk/DAP/
PhotoReactor (flows, effects and scripts): http://jelstudio.dk/PhotoReactor/
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby bil abington, pa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:55 pm

Thanks Jel!
Have Fun Bill
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby Rachel » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:56 pm

Bil, thanks for the pdf about your anatomy of an organized work flow. I just read it again and it was both simple to follow and taught me some new things. I can see quite a bit of time went into it!
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby mhwarner » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:30 pm

Rachel wrote:Bil, thanks for the pdf about your anatomy of an organized work flow. I just read it again and it was both simple to follow and taught me some new things. I can see quite a bit of time went into it!


Hey guys, did I miss this PDF somewhere? Would love to have a link, please. It sounds interesting and informative. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby bil abington, pa » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:05 am

Thanks Rachel, there's a part 2 I just didn't finish it because I got a bur up my arse after being censored on this board. I'll get around to it.

Mary I'm pretty sure you saw it, I did it while we were still in beta. http://www.mediachance.com/reactor/BeginnersCorner1.pdf
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby JEL » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:06 pm

So there you are, having taken the perfect portrait... until you see it on screen and realize it doesn't look as warm or summer-like as you want it to.

Have no fear, the best film-summer-portrait look is here :)

It 'magically' turns pink skin into warm golden tones :)


It has 3 controls:

CONTRAST:
Normal contrast vs low contrast

COLOR-TONE:
Chose a color (even black or white will work) to give your image the desired 'feel'

COLOR
Choose between color or monochrome (black and white)
(Be advised that even in monochrome the contrast and color-tone setting has an effect. For low-key skin tones (soft skin) you should select a color-tone of blue or magenta)




The flow is unlocked so you can fine-tune it even more if the 3 main-controls are not enough for you.

Enjoy! :)
Attachments
JEL_Film_portrait_2014a_snapshot3.jpg
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DAP (AOPs): http://jelstudio.dk/DAP/
PhotoReactor (flows, effects and scripts): http://jelstudio.dk/PhotoReactor/
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby JEL » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:59 pm

Silver

This flow is for monochrome-'silver' images (black and white with a metallic look)

It has 1 control: color or monochrome.
(The color it produces is very similar to Kodak Eastman-color film-stock used in the 60s and 70s)

It is slightly picky about the input-image, so if your image is not well-balanced to begin with you should set up a correctional-flow before feeding it into this silver-flow.

It is unlocked so you can modify it yourself.

Enjoy! :)
Attachments
JEL-silver_snapshot.jpg
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DAP (AOPs): http://jelstudio.dk/DAP/
PhotoReactor (flows, effects and scripts): http://jelstudio.dk/PhotoReactor/
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby mhwarner » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:43 pm

Thanks, JEL. Very useful!
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Re: Photo-Reactor Recipes

Postby JEL » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:23 am

Increase Perceptive Saturation.

This flow creates the illusion of increased color-saturation (or deeper colors). It can sometimes make the image appear to have stronger colors.

It has 2 modes:

Normal mode: lowers certain weak colors but doesn't increase actual saturation (This mode is used on the example flow image)

Alternative mode: modifies all colors which can lead to unwanted color-shifts but may appear even stronger than normal mode.

(Alternative mode has 2 types of denoise (Normal mode does not use denoise))


The flow is open for modifications.
Enjoy! :)
Attachments
Saturation_IncreasePerceptiveSaturation_Box_snapshot.jpg
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