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Old 02-27-2009, 09:29 AM
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OK I give up... I'm stumped.

Does anyone have the slightest idea as to how i can remove the heavy blue tint on this picture. I've tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work.

I can't show you more of the picture since it is an unpublished commercial picture and I am only retouching it, i don't have the copyright to it.

and before you ask, the blue tint was apparently set in lightroom and I don't have access to the raw file.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:37 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

DMX, tried to take it to LAB and lower the b curve?
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:41 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

Did a quickie. Converted to CMYK and used the channel mixer. Threw a curve on to bring back some of the darks.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:50 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

Thanks for the quick replies, I'll try both the lab and the cmyk... basically the only things I hadn't tried I think... perhaps I just got stumped from sleep deprivation. going on thirtysix now.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:36 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

... and another quickie... one single Selective Colors Adjustment Layer on the selection of the skin.

Attachment 1 = my result
Attachment 2 = my work flow
Attachment 3 + 4 = values tweaked
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:08 PM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

For what it's worth, my 5-minute quickie...
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:00 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

thanks a bunch for the replies.

>>Flora... I just have to say that yours was an exemplary post If everyone posted like that we would all be gurus in no-time. thanks once more.

oh and by the way, check out the thesaurus thread. link in signature
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:12 PM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

to Vernon and Flora:
I have now tried out both of your suggestions and both of them worked fine.
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.

Thanks again
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:57 AM
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Re: OK I give up... I'm stumped.

@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?
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:27 PM
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@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 second that query
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