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Jan 16, 2012 09:02:18   #
cwilliams31 Loc: Salisbury, North Carolina
 
Anybody know how to correct the skintone on this photo? The light just killed it .... I just can't seem to get the red to come around :(

Too Yellow !
Too Yellow !...

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Jan 16, 2012 11:21:37   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
 
If You have photoshop , You can adjust the skin tones in the program.......Go to Enhance....Adjust color....Adjust color for skin tones.

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Jan 16, 2012 16:12:47   #
loyalpentaxfan Loc: South Carolina
 
Tough one, due to the high contrast present in the scene (I mean, black suit and white snow; it doesn't get any stronger)
What was your light source? If the light on your subjects' faces was mostly incandescent interior light, you might have gotten the best results possible in-camera. Photoshop et al can do a lot to correct problems like this, but I'm old school!

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Jan 16, 2012 18:13:13   #
cwilliams31 Loc: Salisbury, North Carolina
 
Thanks guy's ....

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Jan 16, 2012 21:25:37   #
vislp Loc: Level Pebble
 
You wouldn't happen to have the RAW file would you? If you did we could fix this VERY easily. I ALWAYS shoot in RAW and jpeg. Raw allows to make WB adjustments where jpeg does not.

VisLP

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Jan 16, 2012 22:54:14   #
photogrl57 Loc: Tennessee
 
I wasn't sure if you wanted to keep the softness or not so here are 2 versions

When you want help like this ... it's helpful to those of us that help if you check the (store original) box .. that gives us a larger photo to work with :)





composite of yours and mine @ 50% opacity
composite of yours and mine @ 50% opacity...

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Jan 16, 2012 22:59:29   #
loyalpentaxfan Loc: South Carolina
 
photogrl57 wrote:
I wasn't sure if you wanted to keep the softness or not so here are 2 versions

When you want help like this ... it's helpful to those of us that help if you check the (store original) box .. that gives us a larger photo to work with :)


I don't know -- the color balance is still not "right," and I prefer the warmer yellowish original to the magenta-tinged "correction."

But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Jan 16, 2012 23:22:18   #
Bobber Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
 
How abouit trying a selection of the skin bearing areas and treating them alone.

Another area that might be helped is the brightest area; toning it down a little would cut some of the harshness.

Then, if my cataract burdened eyes are not off targed, I might be seeing a little green or something in the white parts of the blouse.

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Jan 16, 2012 23:49:11   #
Bobber Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
 
Am I crazy or did just adding blue in Color Balance do the trick for the most part? Additional tweaks:

selecting the people and adding a touch of sharpen in
the faces,

adding a little vibrance to the people's colors,

attempting to tone down the bright background,

working on additional background color balance
a little more blue and cyan,

a touch of blur to the background.



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Jan 17, 2012 00:50:32   #
cwilliams31 Loc: Salisbury, North Carolina
 
Both are much better 57.
Yep Bobber - just a little too blue.
I don't remember what kind of lights were in that hotel.
Was at a Christmas Party in Spartenburg SC.
Thanks for making it better.

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Jan 17, 2012 02:34:38   #
Bobber Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
 
Cw- The whites look for the most part clean to me, Maybe I see a hint of blue in the mid tone shadows, particularly on the guy's face.

The original had a greenish cast in my eyes and without much planning I just hit on blue and low and behold the green went away and the skin tones came up.

Now, the fact that I have some eye surgery scheduled for this next Wednesday might figure in.

On my monitor, 57's corrects the greenish problem, but seem rather on the amber side overall. Cateract trouble here could contribute to that perception.. Maybe I'll see a different result after the surgery.

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Jan 17, 2012 06:52:00   #
Dria Loc: Ohio
 
cwilliams31 wrote:
Anybody know how to correct the skintone on this photo? The light just killed it .... I just can't seem to get the red to come around :(

here is what I came up with

original
original...

corlor adjust
corlor adjust...

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Jan 17, 2012 07:19:14   #
healthydogs
 
Using a Dave Cross method ...

Using a Dave Cross method
Using a Dave Cross method...

maybe also tweak bkg color satuation? Nice portrait!
maybe also tweak bkg color satuation?  Nice portra...

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Jan 17, 2012 07:35:48   #
cwilliams31 Loc: Salisbury, North Carolina
 
Thanks guy's - Much better.

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Jan 17, 2012 08:30:31   #
Herbnapa Loc: Napa, California
 
What are you using for post processing?

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