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VSCO 02: The Revenge

I’ve mentioned before that one of the things I use – and love – in my workflow are the film presets from Visual Supply Co. They’re beautiful, but most importantly, they speed up my post production time. I feel like I’m one of the few people still using Bridge and Photoshop for post production. I’ve tried using Lightroom, and it’s just not for me. But VSCO has allowed me to really speed up my workflow in Camera Raw, so I no longer feel like being tied to Bridge/Photoshop is a huge hinderance.

Yesterday VSCO released their second set of presets, and of course I jumped on them, and then lost a couple hours to playing with them. The new presets are gorgeous and completely different from the original set. I actually think I like them better in a lot of ways. I am really going to enjoy making some of them a part of my workflow, I think. Here are a few of the things I created while playing around with them. (The first photos are completely unedited SOOC, and the second photos have been edited with just one VSCO preset and no additional actions or anything.)

One note: A lot of these are a little too much grain than I would normally use, but VSCO makes it really easy to take the grain out of each preset. For the sake of this example, however, I’ve left it in.

PORTRA 400 UC+

 

FUJI SUPERIA 100++

 

FUJI SUPERIA 800+

 

KODAK PORTRA 400 VC

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  • Ooo pretty! I like seeing the before and afters. I’ve been thinking about getting the VSCO presets but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

  • I’m reeeaallllyyy tempted to buy the new Lightroom pre-sets, the variety is phenomenal, especially the different types of Portra!

  • It’s nice to see actual examples! I couldn’t find any on the VSCO website, just a list of the different presets included. That last one is to die for.

  • Hm. Are those one click boom? Because I’m trying to figure out why mine look like crapola. It’s my skin tones, they are just horrible.

  • I am also a Bridge/Photoshop user! Glad to hear I’m not the only one!