VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?

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Ross Kennedy
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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to Logidelic, Feb 15, 2013

The presets are designed to be used on Raw files. You can use them on JPEGS as well but you will need to tone everything down quite a bit or it will look way over-cooked.

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I have posted one more post with Kodak Portra 160 VC examples if anybody is interested.

http://www.sluncephotography.com/2013/02/15/vsco-film-simulation/

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Wonderful photos and blog.  I've bookmarked your site, and I'll be checking back often.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
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framus wrote:

I just saw a video that promotes VSCO 3 presets for LR and ACR.

While the 'old style' VSCO 3 set isn't something I'm real interested in, the VSCO 1 set looks interesting.

Anyone else using these?

Thanks,

Framus.

I have the Fuji X-pro 1 and bought VSCO 3 yesterday. It's amazing what you can do in short time with these profiles, there are many of them in the pack. And many further auto adjustment for the different film types too. I use Lightroom 4.3. But... not really sure if I'm all that into this old film style. Anway, I've done some attempts with this myself, which can been seen on my blog Lakeviewman.blogspot.no .

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Wow!

I'm not too sure about the 'old film style' that 03 supports but the overall quality of the photos on your blog is impressive.

From some of the videos I can find on the web from folks using the presets it seems that they may provide a useful tool for learning about the range of possibilities one can achieve using the LR controls when post processing.

Can anyone comment on whether they find this to be the case when using the VSCO presets?

-Framus

I agree, not sure about this myself. And like I say in my blog post, somtimes it is cool, many times it is not. I frankly, this is my first attempt at this and I'm not really sure what I think. Maybe I went too far. A couple of them I like, but... not sure if it adds anything to the pictures. I don't mean that pictures should have a photo realistic look. I mean, if one has an artistic intent of going some place else with the pictures, fine. For me, this is new. I will experiment further.

I would love to see the other film packs in Fuji versions too.

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
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My India images were processed with a customized version of a VSCO preset.

http://www.chris-sorensen.com/india

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Great work! I'm bookmarking you site.

Can you comment on which set (01, 02, or 03) you used when you created the India images?

Could/would you achieve the same results without the presets?

I know it is 'possible' to do so but wonder if is practical to invent the VSCO like results on one's own.

-Framus

I own all three but the India images were done with 01.

And I probably could've achieved the same results if I'd spent time playing around and experimenting.  But at a certain point my time is worth more than the incremental cost.  So I'd rather buy these which give me a lot of great options I can quickly play with, try and use, than spend hours trying to recreate them.

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framus wrote:

chris24net wrote:

My India images were processed with a customized version of a VSCO preset.

http://www.chris-sorensen.com/india

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Great work! I'm bookmarking you site.

Can you comment on which set (01, 02, or 03) you used when you created the India images?

Could/would you achieve the same results without the presets?

I know it is 'possible' to do so but wonder if is practical to invent the VSCO like results on one's own.

-Framus

I own all three but the India images were done with 01.

And I probably could've achieved the same results if I'd spent time playing around and experimenting. But at a certain point my time is worth more than the incremental cost. So I'd rather buy these which give me a lot of great options I can quickly play with, try and use, than spend hours trying to recreate them.

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I move that VSCO feature your India work on their www site. I have no idea how to make this happen but will chime in if anyone knows how to contact/influence VSCO.

It seems that pro photogs  benefit from these plugins a bunch.

From the demos I've found it seems that the VSCO plugins are also useful as a tool for learning what is possible with LR.

-Framus

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to framus, Feb 16, 2013

Found some nifty BW presets from a gifted photog:

http://www.andreruiter.nl

Under 'Downloads' are some effective presets for Kodak and Illford BW films.

BW is most interesting to me as the X-Trans files seem great for BW conversion.

Anybody know of presets that emulate Kodachrome emulsions?

How about Fujifilm transparency films (Provia, Astia, and Velvia). The in-camera Raw coverter does an excellent job to convert to Jpegs that emulate these quite nicely. I'd like to find something that works with Raw files in LR.

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to Ross Kennedy, Feb 16, 2013

Ross Kennedy wrote:

The presets are designed to be used on Raw files. You can use them on JPEGS as well but you will need to tone everything down quite a bit or it will look way over-cooked.

Here is a BW converted from a color OOC Jpeg.  This is using an Andre Ruiter BW preset.

Both color and BW preset converted (Kodak Plus X 125) below:



Sophie -  OOC Jpeg



Sophie - BW using BW preset acting on OOC Jpeg above

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to framus, Feb 26, 2013

framus wrote:

Found some nifty BW presets from a gifted photog:

http://www.andreruiter.nl

Under 'Downloads' are some effective presets for Kodak and Illford BW films.

BW is most interesting to me as the X-Trans files seem great for BW conversion.

Anybody know of presets that emulate Kodachrome emulsions?

How about Fujifilm transparency films (Provia, Astia, and Velvia). The in-camera Raw coverter does an excellent job to convert to Jpegs that emulate these quite nicely. I'd like to find something that works with Raw files in LR.

-Framus

There is a plugin (for PS and LR) that is great to emulate B&W film: Silver Efex Pro

The grain feature is the best in the industry (very good adjustment tools) and some pro photographers use this plugin to emulate grainfrom traditional films (B&W). You can even transfer this grain effect on a color image with photoshop. This plugin works with raw, tiff, jpeg, but of course jpeg must be avoided here since the compression may create artifacts when processed.

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to framus, Feb 26, 2013

I really want to give them a try, but there's no trial or anything. I want to see if I would like them with some of my files or not before dropping $120.

Blargh.

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to BrotoF, Feb 26, 2013

Hey everyone, I've been shooting with my X-Pro1 and all 3 versions of VSCO for a while now. I love the look the presets provide as they remind me of some of my favourite emulsions I used to shoot with back in the days of film.

Have a look at ... http://handcarryonly.com/tagged/vscofilm

Cheerios,

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
In reply to Seahster, Mar 29, 2013

FYI...VSCO updated their Film 01 pack to include presets for the X-Trans cameras!

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Re: VSCO Presets - Anyone Using Them With X-trans Files?
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Beautiful photos.  The Fuji does well in cold weather and snow.

We are considering a trip to Norway next year on a cruise perhaps. My wife's ancestors are from Norway.  Your photos gives us an advanced look.

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Asylum Photo wrote:

I really want to give them a try, but there's no trial or anything. I want to see if I would like them with some of my files or not before dropping $120.

Blargh.

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In reply to NachoYogi, Mar 30, 2013

I use a Polaroid 195 and sx70 often and love the results.

VSCO 3 (which supports the X range (although not X100s at moment) is great fun FOR ME.

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