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Old 10-10-2008, 07:08 AM
Anneke Anneke is offline
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Color correction on skin and full photo

I'm working on a photo of the lipstickfetisch collection and I'm having a hard time trying to get the skin colors right. I know about the fact that yellow and red should have about the same % (yellow bit more) and cyan should be about 1/4 to 1/3 of that, but when I try to do that, she turns out so reddish.
Can someone help me with it?
Either in RGB, CMYK, or Lab, as long as you give me your curves-numbers (like, really the numbers, not 'a bit up' or so, because I tried already a lot), I can follow, but I don't seem to find the right approach.

Al the other retouching goes rather well (love D&B!), it's only the color correction.

The big photo is here.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:42 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:45 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

I'm not even sure what that is!
(I'm a PS chick by the way )
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:09 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Sorry I have Corel PSP,but first find white balance (first image)
than color balance,(2. image)
and Hue saturation Lightnes and edit only red chanell(3. image)
Or wait for some PS guy to explain how.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:41 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Here is my try
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:53 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

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Or wait for some PS guy to explain how.
Thanks for your time, but I doesn't look like something I can recreate in PS.
Anyone else?

(Brownee, yours looks way (and I mean way!) to blurry, in my humble opinion.)
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:20 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Hi there

Skin is soooo subjective..and there is not an exact formula or procedure. You are using the right guidelines but of course they are just guides. In the end it is whats pleasing to you and your client. Your skin could be true but the makeup or lighting may be off..so just overall tweaking of color may not be enough.

In my example below I just used a selective color adjustment layer and in Reds I set the black slider to -49 and the yellow to -4. In Yellows I set the yellow to -14 and the magenta to +11.

I Slightly lightened the over all picture with a brightness/ contrast adjustment layer.

Just me but I still thought the right cheek was too dark compared to the rest of the face...the magenta's I think were in the 50 percent range there while in the forehead they were around 25 or so..If I remember right. So I made a small selection of the cheek area and used curves to reduce magenta and cyan and yellow proportionately. Then I used the mask to blend in.

I did lighten some around the eyes and added a small amount of contrast.

Butch
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:33 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

This image has several bad casts!
I would suggest a mix of selective colour & curves.
The problem with removing the blue cast in RGB with a curve is that when you decrease the red channel the values of the green will rise causing the red cast you mentioned. You need to do some work on all 3 channels.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:06 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Does this look any good?

I'm already somewhere in the D&B-process too.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:13 AM
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Re: Color correction on skin and full photo

Looks great to me...but how does it look to you?

Butch
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