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Base Vintage Overview

The SLR Lounge Base Vintage Pack is the foundation of the SLR Lounge Vintage Photoshop Actions. It contain 12 Effect actions and 15 Tweak actions.

Effect Actions apply different types of vintage effects to your image. The Base Vintage Pack Effect Actions are designed to be used by themselves, as well as in conjunction with other SLR Lounge Vintage Action Packs (what we refer to as Mixology). The Tweaks, which are only included with the Base Vintage Pack, will allow you to fine tune your images final look.

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Base Vintage Bright Washes

The Bright Wash Effect Style brightens the exposure of the image as well as fades the overall image contrast. This action pack contains the following Bright Wash effects:

Ivory + Bright Wash – Neutral toned image with brightened exposure and faded contrast.
Desaturated + Bright Wash – Desaturated color tones with brightened exposure and faded contrast.
Desaturated Cross + Bright Wash – Desaturated color tones with added cross processing, brightened exposure and faded contrast.

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Base Vintage Neutral Punches

The Neutral Punch Effect Style uses the standard brightness of the image as well as boosts overall image contrast. This action pack contains the following Neutral Punch effects:

Ivory + Neutral Punch – Neutral toned image with standard brightness and high contrast.
Desaturated + Neutral Punch – Desaturated color tones with standard brightness and high contrast.
Desaturated Cross + Neutral Punch – Desaturated color tones with added cross processing, standard brightness and high contrast.

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Base Vintage Neutral Washes

The Neutral Washes Effect Style uses the standard brightness of the image as well as washes and fades the overall image contrast. This action pack contains the following Neutral Wash effects:

Ivory + Neutral Wash – Neutral toned image with standard brightness and faded overall contrast
Desaturated + Neutral Wash – Desaturated color tones with standard brightness and faded overall contrast
Desaturated Cross + Neutral Wash– Desaturated color tones with added cross processing, standard brightness and faded overall contrast

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Base Vintage Dark Washes

Designed for Mixology, the Dark Wash Effect Styles darkens the image exposure and fades the overall contrast. This action pack contains the following Dark Wash effects:

Ivory + Dark Wash – Neutral toned image with darkened exposure and faded contrast
Desaturated + Dark Wash – Desaturated color tones with darkened exposure and faded contrast
Desaturated Cross + Dark Wash– Desaturated color tones with added cross processing, darkened exposure and faded contrast

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Base Vintage Tweaks

There are 15 Tweak actions in the Base Vintage Pack designed to help you fine tune and perfect each image. Below is a list of available tweaks:

Brighten/Darken
Contrast Boost/Contrast Fade
Warmer/Cooler
Saturate/Desaturate
Simple Cross Processing
Sharpen
Grainulate
Classic Radial Vignette
Color Burn Radial Vignette
Classic Square Vignette
Color Burn Square Vignette

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Color Tone + Effect Style

The SLR Lounge Action System differs from other actions in that our system is not only extremely powerful, it is also incredibly simple and intuitive.

Each Effect Action is named based on a simple and intuitive formula :

Color Tone + Effect Style = Action Result

The Color Tone describes the colors that the effect will apply to the image, while the Effect Style describes the type of processing that will be applied. Each of which is discussed in more detail below.

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Base Vintage The Base Vintage Color Scheme

Each SLR Lounge Action Set is designed and grouped by it’s color schema. Since the Base Vintage Pack is the foundation of the Vintage Action Set, it’s color scheme is based on neutral color tones (whites and grays) shown to the right.

Ivory – Neutral tones
Desaturated – Desaturated tones
Desaturated Cross – Desaturated + cross processed

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Effect Styles

There are 4 Effect Styles in all of the SLR Lounge Vintage Action Packs which are described below:

Bright Wash – Brightened and faded
Neutral Punch – Unbrightened and high contrast
Neutral Wash – Unbrightened and faded
Dark Wash – Darkened and faded