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Old 03-06-2009, 07:45 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.


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Originally Posted by DXM View Post
....Floras gave a bit more control but still both of them worked, some areas of the image ended up a bit washed out but I'll just have to paint some life back into them and that's relatively easy.
... I see exactly what you mean so I went back to my 'Selective Colors' Adjustment Layer and changed a few values in Cyans and Blues to slightly boost colours and contrast ...

(Attachment 1) Changed Values
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Originally Posted by marcchristopher View Post
@Flora: I like the result you are getting. Personally, I would probably have tried a "selective colors" adjustment layer as well.
May I ask you, how you ended up with the exact values? Was it trial and error? Or did you sample colors from the image and calculate the adjustments you needed to achieve a pleasing skin tone?
.... I'm a trial and error person ... Once decided what Tool I'm going to use to fix a specific problem, I move the 'sliders' until I'm happy with the result...
I 'stick' to what is asked, but my end results are strongly influenced by my 'perception' of how colours, exposure, contrast etc. should be.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:02 PM
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First I did adjustments in LAB, following KR1156's post here.
Next I did some curves adjustments in RGB.
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