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| p.1 #12 · How to do soft tones dreamy look/washed out look? Lightroom4 |
Another way to skin the cat...
if you're working in ACR, you can use the Adjustment Brush if the area you're working on is relatively small. You can get a soft, hazy, "dreamy" appearance by bumping the exposure up a bit (e.g., +0.50) and backing off on the saturation, sharpness and clarity (start with -25 for each of these and play around). The Brush can be set for size, flow, hardness, etc, so you can dial in how much/how little effect you want with each pass. Once you've "painted in" the area, you can adjust the various sliders to wax/wane the effect visually.
Beauty of all of this is that the changes in ACR are entirely non-destructive, assuming that you're working with a raw or DNG file.
Import it into PS, and you can further process as outlined in previous posts.