I've been playing around with this photo all day. I just want to know if I'm on the right track, all I plan to do with this pic is print for myself & family, probably 5x7
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Focal Length: 132 mm
ISO Speed: 400
sorry for the difference in sizes, I resized the last one and cropped
here is sooc
1st edit - just a levels layer and saturation layer
2nd edit - started over - color balance, saturation, eye sharpening, screen layer, resize and sharpen for web, oh and exposure/burn on the shirt, does the shirt color look weird?? whew!
fyi: I've been playing around with different watermarks
I think it looks nice! I like your second edit, the first one was pretty yellow. I am not calibrated but seem to be pretty close. Very cute pic!
Total lurker here lately but your second edit looks great, maybe still a little yellow.
Okay I opened it in PS and it is more yellow, are you saving in srgb for web viewing? that'll help things look consistent between here and your editing software. Exposure and focus and all that is fine, just colour is a little off the mark and only a little.
lol getting way behind happens I have printed a total of about 3 photos of my 17mth old poor baby is surrounded by photos of his sister.
I had a quick play with the colour, hope you don't mind, I'm bored! it's in an unlisted/password protected gallery on smugmug but lt me know if you want it taken down. Yours on the left, I may have gone a little too far but you can see how warm yours is in comparison. I'd cool it off at least a little depending on her natural skin tone.
Last edited by 'ren; 07-27-2009 at 10:06 AM.
I definitely see the difference and how mine has a lot of yellow when compared. I've noticed that in a lot of my edits once I start comparing them to other people's photos. I think my eyes seem to lean toward the warmer look.
I really like your edit, do you mind telling me what you did differently with the color :0)
not sure about saving in srgb for web, I'll look into what my settings were.
I think she might be giving me trouble in the skin tone area bc she is half Caucasian and half samoan/columbian, so she does have some color in there, I'm curious because I have been reading a lot of tutorials about cmyk numbers and skin tones, and I wonder how that applies to all skin tones
Thanks again, I sooo appreciate it
that's where you knowing her true skin colour comes into it, you can't blindly follow the numbers since the common ones you see are for caucasian skin but don't even apply to everyone in that group. My kids are generally slightly higher on the magenta than the yellow, I just calibrated a little while ago and was looking at my siggy pic thinking the poor little things look like they have jaundice in that one, they're naturally a little more pink than that and I should fix it. I just took your edited version and played with the colour balance and selective colour layers until it looked right to me, lke I said I think I went too far and she looks a tad cool and only you know her true colour so if she has more yellow in her skin the way your edit looks on here is probably not too bad. Are you using PS? go to edit>>covert to profile and change your colour space from adobe rgb to srgb.