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CMYK for Skintone correction?

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:41 AM
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CMYK for Skintone correction?

There are better color models, a free video:

Low Rez (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWaFDKrNrwc

High Rez
http://digitaldog.net/files/SkinToneVideo.mov
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:14 PM
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Re: CMYK for Skintone correction?

Thank you so much for this video!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:42 PM
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Re: CMYK for Skintone correction?

Agreed. Very useful information.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:25 AM
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Re: CMYK for Skintone correction?

That is one of the nicer explanations I've seen, although in the past I got the impression that you disliked referencing LAB values due to some of its flaws. In terms of photoshop, referencing HSB is sometimes helpful. You don't have to convert between spaces or anything if you want to reference something. You can just make it a second readout on the info palette. There's no reason to constantly convert something if you merely want a consistent reference. They figured that out in video workflows many years ago.
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Re: CMYK for Skintone correction?

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That is one of the nicer explanations I've seen, although in the past I got the impression that you disliked referencing LAB values due to some of its flaws.
There are flaws in Lab (the dreaded blue shift) but what I dislike (and still do) is converting to Lab or CMYK when it isn't necessary. The Lab numbers are the foundation to sound color management, warts and all. Of course no need to convert to Lab to use Lab values as shown in the video.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:49 PM
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Of course no need to convert to Lab to use Lab values as shown in the video.
I've always been of the opinion that it's better to simply reference values from other spaces in the info palette rather than add unnecessary conversions.
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