Film recipes with lower saturation
This page is for the film recipes that help you capture a softer look with faded tones and lower saturation. They span a range of film simulations and colour balances, but share a pale tones look. These recipes are useful in capturing the mood of the golden hour or for calming a high contrast scene.
As a favourite style of mine, there is quite a long list of recipes here. A top three to try first might be Classic Gold, Fading Memory and Silver Slate, but I am also super excited about my recent look, Flatpack.
Muted Colour Film Simulation Recipes
🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️
More Muted 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…
Eterna Based Recipes
Recipes that use the Eterna Cinema simulation will be softer in tone than most, because of the qualities of the base simulation. I enjoy working with it for this reason too.
- Remnant Negative – Warm and soft
- Everyday Eterna – Softness for golden hour
- Fuji Eterna 250D – bringing out the quality of Eterna
Other Muted Tone Recipes
Full of good mood and style, try these for recipes with character.
- Soft Chrome – (scroll down to the third recipe)
- Egglechrome – odd name, great recipe!
- 1979 – Hazy and wonderful
- Creamy Color – the softest of Captn Look’s recipes
YouTube Muted Tone Film Recipes
- Sunset F/2.0 – by Eddie Orr / Eteernuh
- Beach Day – again by Eddie / Eteernuh
Fuji X Weekly Muted Recipes
- CineStill 50D – based on Astia
- Nostalgia Color – based on Classic Negative
- Kodak Portra 800 v2 – using Classic Chrome
- Fujicolor Superia 1600 – with Classic Negative
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