Hi all, I am sure this will be a repeat post, as this topic has been discussed over a number of threads earlier. I just thought of making a new post to keep everything about dt 3.2.1 and filmic v4 in one place.
I took my camera out yesterday after a few months, for my daughter’s birthday. Need a quick brushup on dt. The sequence I used to follow earlier in 3.0 (3.1?) was thus -
Crop image and adjust aspect ratio. I can never get this right in camera.
Adjust exposure (and blackpoint if I feel like it)
Turn on filmic, set it to 18.45. Adjust white and black. In the next tab increase saturation.
Color balance - Increase saturation to 120-130. Increase contrast. Make the highlights and mids a bit warmer. Reduce highlights and shadows and increase mids.
Color zones - I use this on portraits, to shift yellows towards red. Makes the skin tones “rosy”.
Local contrast and contrast equaliser
Turn on denoise profiled.
This is more or less all that I do. Now, is my method correct? What should I change when using dt 3.2.1 and filmic v4?
Looks like you want a fairly quick and easily repeatable process. If you haven’t already, you should make presets for your preferred options, and save it as a style.
I would add in Lens Correction module. If your lens/camera is on the list, all you have to do is turn it on and hit reset.
In v4 mid tones saturation is by default set to 10%, and in most cases you don’t really have to change it for good results. I personally turn it to 0% and adjust color balance saturation, but to each their own.