Halation effect: What is it and why is it important for the film emulation?

In this video we’ll talk about the film halation effect and explain what it is and why it’s so important to use when imitating a film image.

At the end of the video, we will demonstrate how this can be done using Dehancer plugin, but we believe that information about its nature will be useful to every photographer or videographer, not just for those interested in film emulation, for a couple of reasons:

•Halation is much more complex and doesn’t only appear around the light sources.
•Halation can make skin tones more attractive and natural.

Keep watching to learn everything about the halation effect from A to Z, and how it works in Dehancer.

Film grain and its emulation in Dehancer

As you know, Dehancer was created based on the analog photography principles and we invest a lot of time and effort into the research and development, so that all our features and tools are as authentic as possible. Grain is one of these tools that required a profound understanding of how film works.

Film grain imitation usually comes down to one of these approaches:

  • Scanned grain overlay;
  • Grain generation.

.In this video we’ll take a look at each one of them and explain why Dehancer plugin allows to achieve more authentic results. Enjoy!

Dehancer license upgrade

You can upgrade any valid license to a more expensive one, whenever you like.

You only pay the difference between the price of your license and the price of the license you are upgrading to (based on prices at the date of the upgrade).

To upgrade:

  1. Deactivate your current License Key inside the plugin.
  2. Login to dehancer.com and go to License Management section of User Profile, find the License you wish to upgrade, then click ‘Upgrade License’ button.
  3. In the checkout page, select the product you intend to upgrade to. Here you can apply a promo code if you have one.
  4. Proceed to payment as usual.
  5. After the payment is accepted, you’ll get the e-mail with your new Activation Key, and the new License will appear in your User Profile. Old License will be revoked.
  6. Download and install your new plugin from Downloads & Buy section.
  7. Activate the plugin as usual with your new Activation Key.

Dehancer team wishes you a creative week!

Even though this is not a complete group photo of our team because it’s spread all over the world with some members being at the moment in Moscow, Madrid, Sydney, Sochi or Kemerovo (just to name a few), we are all connected by the passion for photography, cinematography and colors.

January 6, 2021
Moscow

Ambrotype by Anatole Green

LIFELIKE: A book on color in digital photography

Lifelike Color: a book on colors in digital photography

“LIFELIKE: A book on color in digital photography” was written by the CEO of Dehancer – Pavel Kosenko, who, in his daily work, has to use the knowledge of color in art and the possibilities of modern image processing techniques. First published in 2013 in Russian, the book was a big hit and to this day remains the best-seller on the topic. Following its success, in 2015 it was also published in English by LLC Treemedia Content. For the first time ever we will be publishing this book for free on our blog. Chapter by chapter.

Read the book