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Old 03-18-2009, 11:17 PM
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Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

I have tried a few methods to balance this photo, but am still not happy with my result. I resorted to LAB (probably making life a bit tricky for myself) to get reid of some of the cast, but wonder if anyone had some tips to offer.
Obviously the skin is too yellow, but I've been finding that in the process of removing the yellow I've been flattening the colour.
Out of interest what are some 'normal'/'neutral' skin tone values? I've been doing it by eye, but sometimes the numbers help.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:15 AM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

I used the hue/sat to remove the yellow.

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Old 03-19-2009, 12:22 AM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

I tried that way too but felt everything looked too flat afterwards.
Just had another go with some more curves and a pink-to-white gradient map set to 15% Color, that I was surprised to see helped.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:23 AM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

You could try a cooling filter...
Do A Selective colour mod of yellows,reds, oranges.

Im a beginner so just throwing what I know out there..
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:31 AM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

i used color selective to reduce the yellow..and some level correction...
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:01 AM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

Thanks for those tips. I'll see if I can make it pop now.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:08 AM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

White balanced on clock strap.

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Old 03-19-2009, 01:58 PM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

jbrembat, what method did you use to balance the white? It looks like a good start, and probably quicker than mine.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:25 PM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

my take......
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: Yellow children (skintone balance issue)

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jbrembat, what method did you use to balance the white? It looks like a good start, and probably quicker than mine.
White balance using my father's PhotoResampling. Just a click on strap.

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