Film recipes with softer look
If you prefer photography when the light is softer then you might enjoy using a soft tones recipe that compliments these conditions and tones down the impact of the simulation you are using. Saturation tends to be lower, tone curves are flattened and some also use negative sharpness or negative clarity to further soften the result.
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More Soft Tone Recipes
This site has a particularly strong representation of soft tones and faded tones. The majority of recipes have the colour turned down to mute the saturation. Other sites don’t have quite as many, but there are some good ones if you dig deep. Here are a few to explore…
- Creamy Color – the softest of Captn Look’s recipes
- 1979 – a soft and sunny recipe from Craig Bergonzoni
- Fuji Eterna 250D – subtle tweaks to Eterna, by Piotr Skrzypek
- Barely Negative – soft and bright Classic Neg, by Piotr Skrzypek
Fuji X Weekly Softer Tone Recipes
- CineStill 50D – based on Astia
- Kodak Gold v2 – a soft classic film look with subtle pink tints
- Fujicolor Negative – a soft take on Fujicolor Film
- Kodak Portra 800 v2 – using Classic Chrome
- Fujicolor Superia 1600 – with Classic Negative