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Old 09-10-2005, 05:59 PM
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Not sure how "friendly" ColorFX is. When I tried it, I got blown out whites on each setting and the skin color is way out of gamut. Maybe there's something I don't know though.

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Old 09-10-2005, 09:32 PM
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Just downloaded ColorcastFX and its an interesting little program, tried it on a couple of my 'yuk' photos from over the years and it does a rather quick acceptable job to say the least. I did however find that if a photo was only just sub acceptable then it would blow out the whites but on strongly colourcast photos, a handy tool
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:49 AM
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Thanks so much for the responses and for posting the steps. I will work through these steps and try to make the photo better. Thanks again.
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:05 PM
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My version. Using a plugin called Kodak Digital GEM Airbrush Professional
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Old 09-24-2005, 01:08 PM
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The problem with this image, aside from the flat tone overall, is that there is virtually no variation in the hue. It's almost a duotone. Even after a trip into CMYK to sharpen the black plate and pull a contrast curve in Luminosity mode, there was virtually no variation in color over the whole surface of the skin. A quick trip into LAB helped that with ridiculously steep curves in a and b to pull out reds, greens, blues and yellows. Then a reduction to 10% opacity provided just enough variation to make it interesting.
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:46 PM
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hi, all

I might be too late to reply this post.

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Old 09-24-2005, 11:29 PM
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I like the skin tone a lot, Realaqu. I would soften the difference in luminosity between the neck and cheek even more and I would get rid of the sunglass line around her eye.

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Old 09-25-2005, 12:42 AM
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Hi, Pierre,

Thanks for the inputs. it does look ugly when I look at it again.

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Old 09-25-2005, 01:15 AM
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Maybe I was off base with my posted try. But thought the intent was to really get rid of the tonal extremes. i.e the blemishes and the rosey cheeks. As well as reduce the sunglass tan lines.
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:56 AM
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I noticed in my original post that the sharpening with Smart Sharpen seemed to have left a lot of "texture" which surprises me as I didn't think the levels were very high. Anyhow, an excuse to try another one corrected mostly in LAB which I'm slowly getting a grasp on with Margulis' new book. I tried not to be heavy handed but did want to improve shadow highlight in the skin. I balanced the skin highlights to equal amounts of magenta/yellow and allowed the neck region to stay slightly more yellow than my original post. I did a slight sharpening of the L channel and 3% surface blur of a and b channel. Made very small changes to the curves in a and b and finally converted to CMYK and sharpened the K channel.

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