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Correcting skin tone colors?

 
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May 29, 2014 13:36 |  #31

@scatterbrained - Thank you, that was a really helpful link!

@Pixelmagic - thanks for the suggestion on using a selection and curves!




  
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May 29, 2014 14:02 |  #32

I gave it a quick turn in Ps. I also removed the TV. :lol:

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May 29, 2014 14:31 as a reply to  @ post 16938288 |  #33

white balance adjustment , level adjustment and dodge and burning.


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May 29, 2014 15:06 |  #34

Thank you so much everyone - here is my edit after taking your suggestions! You can really see how the reds and oranges in the skin tones go away in the edit.

I edited in Camera RAW, then opened it in PS & masked out both faces, and then went in and did some detail work to bring the color back into his beard, mustache & eyes. I also darkened the wall behind him (a bit sloppily) and lightened some of the couch I found distracting:

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May 29, 2014 15:14 |  #35

No offense, but his skin looks ashy gray to me like he's been dead for a while.


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May 29, 2014 15:23 |  #36

This isn't going to be helpful in achieving your goal but:

What's wrong with people looking the way they actually look? A redhead is not going to have the skin of a blonde, and vice-versa.


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May 29, 2014 15:54 |  #37

Ok, so, apparently everyone but me finds the skin tones in my edit to be off, and making him look gray (it still looks slightly pink on both my Mac & PC).

Is this any better? :D

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May 29, 2014 15:59 |  #38

KTLizzy wrote in post #16938767 (external link)
Is this any better? :D

To be frank, it's not. There's nothing natural looking about it.


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May 29, 2014 16:08 |  #39

@joeblack - all right then. ;)

Apparently I need to adjust my ideas about skin tone! Thanks all for the help - I got what I wanted, but what I wanted turned out to be weird, lol.




  
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May 29, 2014 16:09 |  #40

KTLizzy wrote in post #16938767 (external link)
Ok, so, apparently everyone but me finds the skin tones in my edit to be off, and making him look gray (it still looks slightly pink on both my Mac & PC).

Is this any better? :D

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Now he looks pale, but the whole image looks like it has a slight magenta hue to it, kinda like what I get when I print a B&W picture at Sam's Club. :lol:


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May 29, 2014 16:12 |  #41

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This isn't going to be helpful in achieving your goal but:

What's wrong with people looking the way they actually look? A redhead is not going to have the skin of a blonde, and vice-versa.

Of course not, but if you don't have a reliable WB source, or you've got someone sitting next to a huge piece of maroon furniture, it's nice to know how to fix these things. On my edit for example I used the babies cap for WB, then used a CMYK layer to adjust the left side of his face (camera right) to match the value for the right side of his face.


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May 29, 2014 16:16 |  #42

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16938799 (external link)
Of course not, but if you don't have a reliable WB source, or you've got someone sitting next to a huge piece of maroon furniture, it's nice to know how to fix these things. On my edit for example I used the babies cap for WB, then used a CMYK layer to adjust the left side of his face (camera right) to match the value for the right side of his face.

Your edit looks awful too. Far too yellow. I too may be overdue for a calibration, but I doubt it.


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May 29, 2014 16:23 |  #43

For best control of skin tones, I shoot raw and adjust white balance with the help of the color wheel (Tune) in DPP, often after selecting Picture style Landscape.

I could never obtain the same precision with the Temperature + Tint adjustments found in the raw converters I used previously.




  
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May 29, 2014 16:32 |  #44

First is color/contrast corrected and the second has a luminousity mask applied. I should add that these edits were done on a Xrite i1Pro calibrated ips monitor and used the Chris Orwig skin tone recipe for reference.


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May 29, 2014 17:32 |  #45

(Please excuse typos here, on my phone)
@thorrulz - I actually like your edit a lot - it has a nice clarity of light - how did you color correct it? ETA: oops, I think you said you used the recipe mentioned earlier?

@agedbriar - what is DPP?

General comment - my first edit TOTALLY looks gray on my phone, now I see what everyone is saying!




  
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