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    this photo was taken with the camera inadvertendly set for flourescent lighting. I've tried everything I can think of to correct the color. Any suggestions?
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    Last edited by sjm; 09-19-2016, 10:27 AM. Reason: file too large

  • #2
    Re: color cast

    It was too large to upload. Here's the dropbox link
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuqgmxcovp...0copy.jpg?dl=0

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    • #3
      Re: color cast

      Did you shoot raw are you stuck with a JPEG?

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      • #4
        Re: color cast

        stuck with a jpeg.

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        • #5
          Re: color cast

          Originally posted by sjm View Post
          this photo was taken with the camera inadvertendly set for flourescent lighting. I've tried everything I can think of to correct the color. Any suggestions?
          Would help to know what color the wall is suppose to be. The skin tone doesn't look that bad. You could open the file in CR and adjust for color temperature, or try the Photo Filters under Image/Adjustments.

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          • #6
            Re: color cast

            TBH, it is not clear what you are looking to correct. The whites and blacks look acceptable and the skin tones ok. Perhaps a touch more contrast for pop?

            The only thing that I can see that might jar is the boys fluorescent appearing T shirt - is this the correct colour?

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            • #7
              Re: color cast

              The scaled down version doesn't look all that bad, but the full resolution image has a color cast. Sometimes it appears yellow, sometimes red, and sometimes green. Can you direct me to a tutorial that might help me improve the color? Yes, that is the correct color on the boy's T-shirt!
              Last edited by sjm; 09-19-2016, 02:16 PM. Reason: additional information

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              • #8
                Re: color cast

                Is your monitor calibrated?

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                • #9
                  Re: color cast

                  What is throwing you off is that yellow cast form the boys shirt on the wall. get rid of that, and it'll look much better.

                  Also, man is a bit magenta, and woman is a bit cyan.

                  EDIT! I get it, this is because you had two light sources ,a light bulb, and a flash. Still, remove yellow from those wall shadows. Man I love that effect, I shot an editorial with colored shadows couple of years back.

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                  • #10
                    Re: color cast

                    Using a brand new 27" iMac with retina display. Color is awesome! Skoobey, I'll try to isolate the magenta and cyan and see what happens. Guess I was looking for an easy fix!

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                    • #11
                      Re: color cast

                      No, isolate a subject, then use RED sliders. It's the RED that has a lot of magenta to it. If it were magenta, they would be all pink, and if it were cyan those people would look like Smurfs.

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                      • #12
                        Re: color cast

                        Originally posted by Cupcake
                        Use color balance.
                        You fixed nothing.

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                        • #13
                          Re: color cast

                          I used Camera Raw white balance dropper on the warm gray bkgd. HSL sliders to tone down the red & magenta in mainly the man's skin. It might look a little bland but has less cast in it. I also neutralized the shadows.

                          Using save for web took away some of the color work because I had to reduce the size of the file so much.
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                          • #14
                            Re: color cast

                            Use curves. Reduce blue slightly, add red to about a third the amount of blue you removed (or to taste - mine might be a bit warm for you). Lighten image slightly. Lift highlights slightly. reduce saturation very slightly (again to taste).

                            DSC_0839WEBsm3.jpg
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                            Last edited by lloyd709; 09-26-2016, 10:55 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: color cast

                              Originally posted by sjm View Post
                              Using a brand new 27" iMac with retina display. Color is awesome! Skoobey, I'll try to isolate the magenta and cyan and see what happens. Guess I was looking for an easy fix!
                              Awesome is not quantifiable. For what it's worth, Apple does a terrible job with displays. They have reduced glare somewhat, but it's still problematic unless you work in very low lighting. There are no calibration options for it beyond typical profiling. The default profile is generic. Apple figures that it's good enough for most people, but "awesome" is really misleading. As others have pointed out, that shirt throws your eye off.

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