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Old 11-05-2006, 10:56 AM
Gerald McClaren Gerald McClaren is offline
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Color Correction

This photo is the original. I would like to know how to color correct this photo. Their skin tone seem to be a little different. I'm using photoshop cs2.



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Old 11-05-2006, 11:04 AM
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Re: Color Correction

If you are using Photoshop...

Duplicate
Run a Shadow highlight on the duplicate, mask out then paint back in the adjusted skin tones on the areas that have been corrected.
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:32 AM
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Re: Color Correction

I undestood duplicating the photo and run a shadow highlight, but I got stuck on the "MASK OUT THEN PAINT BACK IN THE ADJUSTED SKIN TONES ON THE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN CORRECTED". Can you please explain those words a little simpler for me. Thanks.

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Old 11-05-2006, 04:16 PM
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Re: Color Correction

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This photo is the original. I would like to know how to color correct this photo. Their skin tone seem to be a little different. I'm using photoshop cs2.



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When I looked at this picture, the only thing that didn't look right on it was that the pink dress was too pink and the gold dress was too orange.

I use Photoshop and I gave it a "5 minute fix"... I went into adjustments and in selective colors, I adjusted the pink and yellow. it came out really good. I think the skin coloring is great on the original so I didn't mess with anything but the dresses.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:31 AM
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Re: Color Correction

When colouring a black and white photo you need to use several shades on the skin to get it to look right. It helps to have a palette of skin tones to draw from and then mix them as you go, as though you were using an airbrush.

I've used several different layers to get skin looking right, including Color, Color Burn, Soft Light, and Normal. You probably won't need all four, but I'd use at least three.

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Old 11-06-2006, 10:05 AM
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Re: Color Correction

Maby something like that?
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:13 AM
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Re: Color Correction

Sorry I'm so long in getting back to you. I've had some connectivity problems in my area of Florida and logging online has been spotty.

When I said mask out and paint back I meant for you to run the Shadown/Highlight adjustment on a copy of the original. Running this adjustment affects the entire image and you only need the correction in specific areas. To do this, you apply a mask (filled with black) then use a soft low opacity white brush to paint back in only the areas that you want the S/H adjustment applied to. You can load the mask and use it again for another adjustment such as Hue/Saturation.

See the sample with layer palette below.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:17 PM
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I had to go back to this one and work on the skin tone more.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:51 PM
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Re: Color Correction

Swampy, Liasson and the rest of the people I thank all of you for your help, Swampy, the illustration was very good and Liasson the color correction looks very good. Can you explain to me how did you color corrected this photo.


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Old 11-06-2006, 10:52 PM
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Sure Gerald.

I use PhotoshopCS

I tried the the normal auto levels, auto, color, auto contrast, messed with channels, hue and saturation and when I fixed one thing, it messed up another part of the picture. So, I decided to lasso each of the dresses and faces, I then copied and pasted them back. This gave me 5 layers...2 dresses, 2 faces and a copy of the original. Then I replaced the bright color of the dress on the original copy to match the rest of the dress. I made the pink dress layer a solid color and changed the opacity until the detail of the dress came through. On the orange dress, I just changed the hue and saturation until it look good me me. I darkened the faces and changed the opacity until the blend looked good on both.

All this while watching the evening news.... more like "listened to"..the evening news.
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