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Old 06-11-2005, 12:07 PM
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Coloring problems with childs skin tone

Here's a sullen looking picture of my mother when she was a child. The color of the clothes is pretty much what she remembers.

I am not too happy with the color of her skin though. I tried applying varying shades of color, still I couldn't get the color that looks "real".

Any help/suggestion on color and everything else would be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:41 PM
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What a marvelous photo!

I'm not going to be any help in your question though - The skin colour looks ok to me - though I suppose it partly depends on what you think the skin colour should be.
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:38 PM
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I have to agree with Caitlin. Also, I think "whities" don't have a terrific grasp for doing skin tones for asians. I liked your correction but offer up a slight darkening of Ctl- Alt ~ and some sharpening.

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Old 06-12-2005, 01:44 AM
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It looks like you've color the skin all one color, which no one's is. Take a look at some photographs of similar skin tones, and notice the subtle changes of color in the skin. Then apply those to yours.
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:08 AM
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Like the others, don't have too much to add on colour choice, but on my monitor it looked a touch too saturated, so I de-saturated the skin area by about -10.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:24 AM
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I like soleah's, best. (Sorry, I used the wrong image for this) Here's a quick redo for the skin.
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:40 PM
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Thank you, Caitlin, Duv, Gary, Vikki.

Vikki, that's the skin coloring that I'm aiming for.
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