PART NINE: The Chromatic Collection
Hello there! I'm sad to say our VSCO Cam journey is almost at an end. Boo! It's been awesome to have these discoveries with all of you! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. Anyway, on to the presets!
Today we cover 6 "new" presets with a ton of character. The Chromatic Collection was a late release to the VSCO Cam party (released December 2014), but are pretty wonderful filters.
The Chromatic Collection embodies the bright and bold look of mid-century analog film. Strong primary colors mix with muted neutral tones, perfect for portraits, environments, and stylized editorial. - VSCO
The Chromatic Collection is available for $2.99 from the VSCO Cam in-app store.
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C4-C6: Strong done delicately.
C4: Oh how I love cool temperature presets! I would call it an "icy" filter, with how cool, light, and refreshing it is. Enhances mid-tones without blowing out highlights. Has a bit of a fade/fog to it.
C5: Very similar in effect to C4, except that it is a very warm filter. Makes pictures comforting and cozy, without the flatness of a traditional "sepia" filter. Would make a great go-to warm filter. It's a little strong, but not in a bad way.
C6: Similar to C4, but deeper. Has a higher contrast and range of colors. Creates deep saturated hues, but can leave skin blotchy. I adore how the landscape has both warm and cool foliage! And all the colors pop in the candy shot. A deep, saturated, and versatile preset.
C7-C9: Very delicate enhancements.
C7: An interesting preset. Skin-tones were warmed, but the foliage went cool, with the flamingos becoming orange by contrast. I actually really enjoy it for landscapes and skin-tone. Colors are a bit more saturated and exaggerated.
C8: Doesn't do anything to striking. A good brightness and contrast enhancement. Leaves most colors alone, but over-exaggerates the "blue" in blues and greens. Love that it doesn't leave skin to sterile.
C9: Similar to C4 but with more yellow and a higher saturation. Colors really pop! Landscapes are cool, but skintone isn't too blotchy, though I still don't love it. Try it with urban photography and still-lifes.
OVERALL: The Chromatic Collection introduces more vintage feel presets, but I don't mind because the vintage film one are all my favorite. Look to the Essence Collection if you want more. The Chromatic Collection leaves you with saturated blues, warm yellows, and a touch of nostalgia.
Head back to the Intro to see what other collections I've covered.