Vintage Photo + High Dynamic Range = Cool Look

Vintage Photo + High Dynamic Range from Richard Harrington on Vimeo.

In this tutorial, Rich Harrington shows you how to combine modern technology with vintage source materials to create a retro look.

Tools covered:
• Merge to HDR Pro
• Lens Correction
• Black and White Adjustment
• Cropping
• Blending Modes
• Layer Masks
• Filters

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

Posted on July 22, 2011, in HDR, Video Tutorial and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Very useful thanks !!

  2. Hey guys, you should consider using a video format like html5, so it can be viewed by us iPhone folks!

    • Hey Anthony we could spend hours trying to make sure we service every known format or folks could just recognize we are offering a free gift and take it as is. Perhaps you have access to a computer??? Thanks.

    • Richard Harrington

      So… it IS HTML 5 compatible,
      You just are viewing the mobile site (which doesn’t load movies unless you tell it to)

      1. Tap the Read this post link on main page.
      2. Tap the blue hyperlink at top of entry with the video name, It will load the video page.

      Video is served at HTML5, MPEG4, or Flash as needed by device.
      But wordpress strips sites down when viewing mobile at times.

      • Thanks Richard! That worked! @scott, sorry I wasn’t trying to be a smartass! I know I can’t be alone in viewing on the go! By including flash AND html5, you basically are “servicing every known format”! Just didn’t realize how to get to the video.

  3. Thanks for such great resources guys; hard to put a price on all this 🙂

  4. So, I’ve been working with layers for about a week now, and I’m really confused. When I desaturate a layer, my entire image goes monochromatic, but that’s not what happened when you did it. Instead, you just got a nice “aging” effect. Any suggestions for what I’m doing wrong? (I’m using CS3).