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Old 08-27-2009, 06:51 AM
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colour correction - my first post!

Hi!

this is my first post! so hi everyone!

I have been working on a photo and trying to give it a silvery kind of look similar to this image i found on www.zhangjingna.com.

please can you help me on how you do it? with colour correcting i always just guess and mine seems to be going an unwanted pink! haha

if you see anything else i could change let me know too.

thank you
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:25 AM
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Re: colour correction - my first post!

The problem is that you're guessing your color correction. You don't have to you know.

Open up photoshop and get your info pallet open. Grab a color picker and place it on the color you want to achieve. Then go to your picture and put a picker on the spot that should have that color.

Then grab whatever tools you need to make it that color.

On this example, I grabbed a color from her forehead to get a rough idea of color.

Went to your picture: Desaturated it by -48, the curves to get the exact color 187/157/137 which I picked. Then I looked again and saw that in the one you liked the shadows are really dark, so I put another curves layer on and darkened just the shadows. Then to top it all off I lightened the highlights by making a luminosity mask (cmd+click on the RGB channel) and again curving it up slightly.

The info pallet is your friend. It makes color work a hell of a lot easier.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:12 AM
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Re: colour correction - my first post!

Thank you

ill go try that out now ...
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:02 AM
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Re: colour correction - my first post!

try clicking on the white of the eye for your white balance.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:58 AM
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Re: colour correction - my first post!

....... some good advise there, might try the same on some of my images
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