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Old 04-11-2010, 12:15 PM
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Senior class pictures

I am new and would like to say "hi" to everyone that enjoys digital photography and retouching. I love to work at this hobby,but,I have run into a problem that I know nothing about. My daugther had someone take her senior pictures that did'nt have a clue about proper exposure. Her flesh tones are washed out and I don't know how to get them to look normal. I have tried to burn the tones in with Photoshop Cs4;but, they start to turn grey. I asked her if I could retake some pictures; no dice. I have attached a picture for everyone to asses and give my some ideas. Thank you litz.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:05 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

First I'd work in LAB mode, because its the easiest to get rid of blown out areas.
Then I'd try a combination of Shadows/Highlights, a new layer in "Color"-mode for the areas that are completely white and finally a new curves adj. layer to bump up the contrast in the a- and b-channels.

You could as well replace the background. I didn't for this demonstration (obviously :-)).
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:43 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

Had a bit play around with shadows/highlights and came up with this try.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:41 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

I also tried the shadows/highlights;but, as with the picture,when I used shadows/highlights I got the gray of the area in the upper left corner as well. I will try the method by Der W later today. thank you for the replys so far.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:38 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

I add new background, reduce noise, Blend layer: Multiply and use color level.

Thank you
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:55 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

Here is another idea!
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:17 AM
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Re: Senior class pictures

we're discussing blown out areas here;

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...-help-pls.html

While it was easy enough to fix the tonality, there were color casts all over the place; magenta on her nose, yellow on her skin, whites of the eyes- making retouching there tricky. I think an artistic option would be a good way to salvage the shot.

What actual color was her T-shirt?
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:38 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

I like all your ideas I tried changing the colors to a warmer tone and that helped and then burned in some color;but, I get the colors around the edges that I can't get rid off.
I like what cupcake did: how did you do that I took photoshop cs4 in college and my instructor olny touched on that effect. I am very much a novice and have playing around with photoshop for years on my own. So, I very much enjoy the input I can get.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:09 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

I had some time to play today so here's what I came up with. New background, several selective levels layers, and painting skin and hair in a few different blend modes.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:46 PM
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Re: Senior class pictures

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I had some time to play today so here's what I came up with. New background, several selective levels layers, and painting skin and hair in a few different blend modes.
Nan
What selective levels did you use?
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