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Old 10-09-2008, 09:54 PM
AlexeyDrjahlov AlexeyDrjahlov is offline
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Skin tone. Natural but strange

I've found this.

Does anybody know how to make the same? Seems, that all part of the picture, like bridal, body skin, background have thier specific toning. Because the wedding dress and bridal seems clearly white, despite of the lightting conditions. If i take any pic from my camera, i can see, that color are not balanced. Bridal often has a yellow of blue tint, and the colors of the skin absolutely different.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:16 PM
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Re: Skin tone. Natural but strange

Well, proper color balance with white and black points would be a great start. There's probably separate curve adjustment layers for skin and other photo elements, each with their own mask, and additional luminosity curves, plus d/b.

Here's a tip: if you create one very intricate mask (cutting the bride out, say), you can repeatedly use that exact same mask for each layer by option dragging it to other layers, so you can use it for other elements, by inverting it (so the bride is unaffected and you're changing all the background elements).
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:21 AM
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Re: Skin tone. Natural but strange

Also alot of D&B to get that glowy look. What is up with all the smooshed faces though. Kind of creepy.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:09 AM
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Re: Skin tone. Natural but strange

I assume the photographer is using some sort of photoshop action on all the images to get the overall feel of the gallery.

It looks like it might be a combination of desaturating and then possibly adding the brownish color using a filled layer set to color mode or softlight at a low opacity
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:52 AM
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Re: Skin tone. Natural but strange

i had the same yellowing problem in a wedding i took. All was solved by desaturating the white parts only with a mask. I would desaturated the yellows all the way and brighten if necessary. Then i would desat the main a bit to finish it off.

I also agree with jenniferfrances in the over all desaturation and giving it a cast. But i think the action is just to set it up, then each image must be fine tuned.

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