Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Skin and shadow color

Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2011, 06:32 AM
pslearner pslearner is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Skin and shadow color

Hi there! I come across this technique all the time. However, im struggling to grasp it!

I'm wondering how I can achieve this sort of color tones. The skin stays very natural, and the shadows magenta. It looks like out of a magazine and it's done a lot in fashion. I've tried all sort of layers such as solid colour, selective colour, curves... but nothing seems to be working. Any tips?

ps - i know that the photos have been taken in sunlight, however, i've seen this done in flat lighting too - i'm mainly interesting in the layer that can create this! I want the skin to look as natural as it can be with the tones of magenta in the shadows! also, the grass is very smooth and well balanced. please help!
Reply With Quote top
Old 10-08-2011, 08:30 AM
fraiseap fraiseap is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 104
Re: Skin and shadow color

This is split toning. the easiest way to do it, I find, is to open the image in ACR, go to the split toning window, tone the shadows a purple (not magenta) and tone the highlights a yellow/orange to balance it out. Then play with the saturation settings and the balance to get the skin tone natural. It is usually best to desaturate a bit as well.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg _MG_0039.jpg (79.6 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg _MG_0039a.jpg (77.5 KB, 83 views)
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evening out skin color drode Photo Retouching 7 02-24-2011 11:30 AM
Skin tones daygraphics Photo Retouching 25 02-11-2011 02:58 PM
Better tan? Beautyshoot Photo Retouching 15 11-15-2008 01:05 AM
Color correction on skin and full photo Anneke Photo Retouching 22 10-26-2008 07:41 PM
Matching skin tones jeaniesa Photo Retouching 4 09-22-2004 11:25 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved