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I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

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Old 07-29-2007, 01:44 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

Looking good so far...
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:53 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

Sorry guys ... she looks a bit too "pasty faced" for my taste.

I ran Essential Layers and adjusted the skin tones to 80-20-20 LAB. Lightened the shadow by brushing with some "good" skin (color mode) from the lighted side of the face.

A far more natural looking result, IMO.

What do you think?

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Old 07-30-2007, 03:55 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

too red imo? and what do you mean with "pasty faced"?



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Old 07-30-2007, 04:24 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

struggling with this picture! it looks simple too me, but when trying more and more I still can't get the hang of it!

the picture is not finished yet...I think maybe the color is off!

any advice here? does the chin look good?


cheers

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Old 07-30-2007, 10:28 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

Hi Gerry,

I fooled around with this photo a little, and this has one of the strange combinations of colors that is hard to adjust. Your second one does look off. The lipstick for instance is too orange. I think that your first one is closer to the correct color. Look at the lipstick again, and the turquoise color in the necklace. I had the same trouble you mentioned when trying to adjust it, even when using the neutral layer method. I didn't have time to continue to pursue it, but sure would like to know what the answer to this one is.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:46 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

Dave is quite right. It is too orangish. I took your retouched version and did some color correction on it to give you an example of what it should look more like.

To do this I went back to the original RAW file and made some changes in the Camera RAW dialogue box. I moved the Tint slider to the left and Exposure Slider to -0.50. Then I opened it in Photoshop, resized and dragged a copy over your version and set the Blend Mode to Color. I selected that shadow on the right cheek, opened a Selective Color Adjustment Layer, removed yellow and black from the yellows and added some magenta and cyan. I then opened a Hue/Sat Adj Layer and took down the yellows in that shadow some more. Finally I opened another Hue/Sat Adj Layer to take down the general yellows a little more, dodged that shadow on the right cheek so that the transition wasn't so harsh, sharpened the eyes and that was that.

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Old 07-31-2007, 04:36 AM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

I used channel blending.

An RGB luminosity blend using the Blue channel followed by an LAB overlay blend masked by the L channel.

Then some judicious sharpening, Shadow/Highlight, and minor retouching.

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Old 08-04-2007, 11:54 AM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

i adjusted the colors in lab mode using apply image setting to overlay
then used a hue saturation layer to tweak the final settings
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:40 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

Thanks, guys for taking your sweet and important time to answer my humble question! I think the answer lays in syd's post! multiple color corrections...


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Old 08-07-2007, 09:59 PM
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Re: I get greyish skin when doing d/b!

i couldn't get the skin color right either. =) Just playing around. That is a cool trick to paint color back on the D&B layer. Thanks for the tips.

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