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Old 10-10-2008, 11:14 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Yea thats better maybe still a bit cool not much.
You should also fix the fly-away hairs
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:29 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Have you tried using the PS "variations" function (Image/Adjustments/Variations) to help you pick a baseline skin tone that you like to start with rather than going by numbers?
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:31 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

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Yea thats better maybe still a bit cool not much.
You should also fix the fly-away hairs
Will do that fore sure, just didn't get there yet.

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Have you tried using the PS "variations" function (Image/Adjustments/Variations) to help you pick a baseline skin tone that you like to start with rather than going by numbers?
Will sure look into that too, thanks!
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:50 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

HI Anneke,

First I got rid of the color cast, in cs3.
Then I set the white balance.
Duplicate layer.
Filter>blur>average.(this shows you the color that's causing the cast, thanks to Swampy's tutorial)
Image>adjustments>invert (ctrl-I on pc) this shows you the color to neutralize the cast.(oposite side of the color wheel)
now set the layer blending mode to soft light.
Then I set the white balance with levels, sampled the black of her iris with the blackpoint eye dropper. then adjusted the gamma (middle slider)

Now if you want to you can adjust the skin color to your liking with hue/sat, levels, curves etc.,
The point i'm trying to make is that if you adjust your white balance on any photo first, it is much easier to adjust your photo the way you want it from that point on.

As you know there are many ways to do the same thing in cs3, this is just one way.
Hope this helps!
Barry.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:55 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Hi, this image is underexposed (intentionally or not), second it’s processed jpeg from the camera maybe not, numbers just a reference, color space? Profile? Output? And you need to know where you want to bring this image... here is my sample exposure, global, and one local adjustment(in my view).
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:32 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

hi
I'm newbe
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:30 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Using Photoshop CS3 there are a number of ways to correct the color.

I first used Curves to increase contrast.

Next like Very Weird Suggested I used Image Adjustments/Variations and increased the Blue and the lightness by one click

Then using a selective color adjustment layer I decreased the yellow some.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:02 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

if you were already in curves why didn't you also do the cast corrections?
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:48 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Hi all,

First posting here.

I used this tutorial and the colours by numbers correction with this video.

Fast becoming addicted to this forum, thanks to every for their willingness to share.

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Old 10-26-2008, 02:33 PM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

What you seemed to be asking for are actual skin numbers.

Heres what I have done and im sure you could do it.

Everybody has a different taste as to what skin color looks the best...so..find 10 images that have the family of skin tones you are after...mens magazines seem to have a range of skin tones that is somewhat universal and fairly narrow in number range.

In photoshop, I have used the "color sampler tool" next to the eyedropper tool in the main menu. This allows you to place down droppers and get numerical readouts in the "Windows>info tool" pallete.

Now bring in your 10 prettiest girls...and sample the highlight (not white) skin tone, the median skin tone, the cheek color tone, and the shadow tone.

Now...you have numbers for each kind of skin on a face. Ive made up a visual color palette with swatches of these skin tones by family...and now all I have to do if I want a blond, or oriental cast to my colorings...is pull up that file...dab a little paint from the swatches, and paint with the brush set to color. Voila, The reason you sample the 5 colors is that the face has more range than just one color...you paint the highlight color on that parts of the face, the cheeks on that part and then shadows in the edges.

Dont just paint with the regular brush...do it on a separate layer with the layer set to "color" blend mode...so the coloring becomes non destructive and doesnt obscure any small facial details

Hope this helps some.

Suzzie
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