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Anime Photography Editing Tutorial

August 4, 2019

So welcome to another anime style photography tutorial and today I’m going to teach you how I shoot or actually how I edit my anime style pictures When I first started this style of photography, I think it’s about three or four years ago I had the Fuji X100 I would walk out and take a picture of anything and as you can see My pictures were like really bright really colorful Not much contrast but over time my style has changed And now these days I edit more of a Makoto Shinkai style of anime As you can see today, I will be teaching you how I edit this style of picture so we’ll be doing this photo and For all of you out there, I always get some question about settings. I Have my settings right here, but to be honest it doesn’t actually matter because when I shot this picture I shot an auto and Yeah, that’s all I really have to say about that When you shoot this kind of photography You should focus much less on the gear and much more on the art of this So first thing we’re gonna do is gonna set this up, right and First things first, it’s a little dark. We’re gonna increase the exposure Let’s see That’s fine. And We’re gonna go down to the highlights. We’re gonna reduce them all the way We’re also going to increase the blacks all the way. So we have higher dynamic range and We’re going to play around with the shadows until we get it however, we want it to look so this is looking I Know it’s looking a little bit washed up, but we’re actually gonna come back to this later And we’re gonna increase the whites on still until you start seeing These this red all over your screen You don’t want too much of it. Just you just want a little bit just a little bit Okay, now I’m gonna start adding a little bit of contrast back into the picture Until it looks how I wanted to look so I’m doing this all by eye there is no magic formula you just you do this Until it looks the way you want it to look. I guess that’ll be fine for now Okay. Now the fun part we can actually Start messing with some colors But first I’m gonna reduce the clarity now when I first started I used to reduce the clarity all the way and I like that but now my style has changed. I still reduce the clarity but not too much maybe minus 10 Just enough and We’re going to reduce the saturation Usually I go around negative 40 and then I’m going to give some back by increasing the vibrance Okay Now When it comes to anime, these are the colors I usually prefer I like to change the Reds and For the oranges, I like to leave it let’s kind of boost the oranges up Something like that for the yellows Kind of moving more towards a greener greener side. So we’re already starting to get the colors that we want Now she gets a little bit too red. I’m gonna reduce the saturation Something something like this and the too bright They go back to the oranges Okay, there there we go the oranges are popping which something I like My yellows are fine. So I usually just change these three colors, but we also want to change the color in the sky We want a more kind of turquoise Looking color, so we’re going to go Negative Until it looks best for you I Guess that’s fine. That’s a little bit too bright. So I’m actually gonna unload with that negative 33 36 negative 36 And we have a little bit more white showing up. So what we’re going to do is we’re gonna go reduce some whites again just know There you go, so some of you guys might think I’m done but actually I’m not We’re gonna come to a total curve and you know, when you watch the animation the blacks are not completely black So we’re just gonna bump this up just a little bit just like 1% or 2% Not much pointing. Yeah, that works. That’s just a little touch. I like to do And make sure all the blacks are not completely black and now we’re gonna come to the split tones And I’m gonna add kind of a reddish tone to my highlights and that’s just this is up to you However, you like your colors to be so Come here And You guys got trust me on this. I know it does not look good right now, but Wait until the end results It’s okay. So we got some nice kind of Color for the Sun and for the shadows. I’m gonna go for something a little bit more purple so something like And I’m gonna reduce The temperature maybe around 3,500 And since it’s still a little too purple There we go and just like that we have kind of an anime style picture The vibrance saturation is a few guys. I kind of like it a little bit kind of washed out but not too much and Yeah, it’s looking pretty good anyways, if you guys are interested in the night-time style anime editing I Have a video right here and thanks to you guys. It is number one. So it’s an older video but It’s more of a night time style anime tutorial And yeah with that being said, thanks so much for watching this video, please be sure to like and comment because it really helps me out and This is my 70th upload and also 5,000 subscribers today, so Thank you very much. And Please be sure to share this with others Now see you around


  • Reply iLuvPandas Smartz February 21, 2019 at 10:21 am

    You're awesome man

  • Reply Noealz Photo February 21, 2019 at 10:24 am




  • Reply Kei February 21, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Most awaited tutorial is here!
    Thanks ^_^

  • Reply Rafter Man February 21, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Can't wait to practice this one! Great video!

  • Reply Gede adhitya February 21, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Great tutorial, can you do more on neon noir/cyberpunk tutorial? Thanks

  • Reply Peel Banana February 21, 2019 at 11:21 am

    audio too low man. thanks for the tutorial

  • Reply Gong Aerum Fangirl February 21, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I was waiting for this one ๐Ÿ˜thanks a lot man

  • Reply ์€์ž๋””์ž์ธ February 21, 2019 at 12:01 pm


  • Reply Martin Schiller February 21, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Looks great man! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Sebastian Uribe February 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Congrats for the 5k! Great stuff man, I'm gonna try the split tone/temperature, never've thought of that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Pravin Sharma February 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulation ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ for 5k..
    i was wait long time about this video…! thank you for tutorial ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Florian February 21, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    hey man, i found your channel because of andrew… Excited to check out your stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Emi Garo February 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.

  • Reply Michael Nylif February 21, 2019 at 8:51 pm


  • Reply Vince Revolution February 22, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Really cool man! Never actually saw this kind of editing before

  • Reply a n d r e f a r i a February 23, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Keep up with the good and original content! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

  • Reply BlackBeard February 23, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Awesome tutorial. You're good. I liked and hit the bell ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply tom bond February 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I like the pic on yourย iphoneย where did you get it

  • Reply tom bond February 23, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    how did you make your youtube intro

  • Reply tom bond February 24, 2019 at 12:20 am

    iPhone 7 Cases I like iit is it a battery pack

  • Reply tom bond February 24, 2019 at 12:20 am

    thank I see all most all of your show 8 hr and I like them all

  • Reply tom bond February 24, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    the background on you phone

  • Reply tom bond February 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I like the yellow case on your iphonewhere can I get one

  • Reply tom bond February 24, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    i am thinking of getย ย  Adobe Photoshop Lightroomย ย ย ย 6ย ย ย ย on your page i saw all your show i like them i want come thire next year thanks for all your hard worki have a sony a 6000 and Fujifilm x10

  • Reply Luxofluxo February 25, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Hi Noe, how do you make the paint effect on the old anime pics? Those are the ones I really liked and wanted to emulate!

  • Reply Wildlife Videography February 25, 2019 at 10:49 am

    It's a great work. successful. congratulations.

  • Reply Yoo Nae February 28, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    It s always a pleasure to watch your tutorials good job !

  • Reply Shinigami Trippin March 13, 2019 at 10:21 am

    nice! check out my amv edits! 10x

  • Reply Bach Photography March 15, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Really cool use of pastel colors!

  • Reply nna March 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I was thinking of framing and putting up some of my own pictures on my walls. But I keep finding myself kinda disliking and constantly critiquing them. Do you surround yourself with your own photos or do you kinda "dislike" them?

  • Reply Sawani M May 3, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Xiao Ru Lee May 9, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Love the edits ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply mamibloo June 2, 2019 at 4:54 am

    thanks man!

  • Reply Galaxy Stars June 12, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Show us the old style u kno tge ones that has the clouds that look like they was assed in by a professional graphics designer

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