Skyrim Special Edition
S'hani the Grey Follower is Live

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  1. darksynth0
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    Awesome!

    What ENB is this by the way?
    1. polingc
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      Thanks!

      I'm using Silent Horizons ENB
    2. darksynth0
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      LOL using it too but I don't have such a good looks ..
      What Technique you are using? Kitsune Cut?
    3. polingc
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      I jump between a few different techniques/pre-pass effects depending on the environment and lighting conditions. I also tweak the post-process effects to my personal liking. As should be pretty obvious, the LENs settings were also tweaked in some of the images to really bring out the glow effects.

      The two lead images are 'Kitsune Cut', the one of S'hani wearing the Nocturnal robes and with her back to the camera (with snowy mountain background) are the 'Faded' pre-pass effect. I think all the others are 'Kitsune Cut'.

      I usually tweak my post-process to:

      Black Level: +5
      Contrast: +20
      Vibrant: +15-20

      Additionally I'll add more shadows (i.e. decrease the shadow value) or increase the exposure levels as needed.

      My personal favorite settings (though not always the best for screenshots) is to use Kitsune's 'Faded' pre-pass effect with the post-process tweaks I mentioned above. I find it gives a good color contrast without being too saturated or dark, and gives a nice 'realistic' tone to most NPCs.

      Examples of 'Faded' effect:
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    4. darksynth0
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      Awesome! This is really helpful!

      I haven't tinkered with lens yet (it does look good on some "through branches" or "over shoulder" screenshots, but for the general gameplay, totally unplayable.
      Might need to find a way to make them toggable via hotkey or something.

      Maybe you can send me PM of your tweaked lens settings - I run pretty much what "Default" preset in optional folder was..

      Also, I haven't touched any of the PP in the ENB itself, instead I've slapped a simple reshade (default package with all of the effects available) and added some
      Fake HDR
      HighPassSharp (to compensate for enabled EdgeAA, which I really like and don't know why it's disabled by default in Horizon ENB)
      LevelsPlus
      MaigcBloom
      Curves
      Colorfulness

      Not sure if I need most of those now since you said it's easily tweakable from PP settings.

      Also I replaced whatever DoF options there were, as I don't think they are very good.
      I had my DoF from some other person here on Nexus, who kindly shared his .fx files with me.

      Here's how it's currently looking with all of the options listed plus Silent Horizon - Spring LUT (I found it to be the sweet spot for now):
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    5. polingc
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      Your image looks really good! I don't have any special settings for the Lens effects to share; I just adjust it for whatever image I'm taking at the moment. I don't play with an ENB activated, just turn it on real quick when capturing an image.
    6. darksynth0
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      Gotcha! I actually tinkered a lot with the settings last night and found the possibilities of this ENB to be nearly limitless. I also found that lens flare is very performance intensive near fireplaces and similar spots. Just in case someone wants to know how to get more FPS when not screenarchering.

      Also I managed skin to look even better with the help of SSS settings provided with SH ENB.

      Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
  2. skywolle
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    glorious, great job
  3. gordon21121964
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    Hard yakka paid off mate , well done
    1. polingc
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      Thanks! I take it yakka is Aussie slang for work?
    2. gordon21121964
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      Sure is matey
  4. FastBlackCat
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    Congrats on getting her uploaded. She looks terrific and ditto for the screenshots.
  5. soereide93
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    Amazing shots !!
    1. polingc
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      Thanks soereide!
  6. deleted28570945
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    A very well done Khajiit!
    1. polingc
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      Thanks shmooz! There was a lot to learn in making her.