Soft Tones Film Recipes

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. Another step on from this are the muted tone film recipes.

This is a fairly long selection now that the site has been running a while. So for a starter set, try Soft Negative, Winter Eterna or Soft Cinnamon.


Soft Tone 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 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

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