Video tutorial: Create a Kodak-inspired film aesthetic

The secret to creating a Kodak film-inspired look is to find a balance between a fairly high-contrast feel – using a lot of dynamics in the mid tones – and a faded, washed-out look, with smooth but punchy highlights, and a raised black point.

It also involves giving the colours a vibrant feel. Apart from bumping the saturation up a little, this can be achieved by adding some subtle colour tints to the highlights and shadows. ACR offers a number of different ways to do this, from utilising the colour curves, to split-toning, camera calibration, white balance and the selective colour adjustments.

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