Please excuse my noobness.
So how do you do it? Is there a magic way to check color levels when PPing skin? I keep seeing you ladies talk about the numbers being slightly off... so is it a calibration thing, or is there also another way to check "levels"? Just curious..
this website helped me a lot when I was first starting to learn more about skin tones. I haven't mastered it yet but I have a better idea of how to check for skin tones. it is very frustrating sometimes for me though so i'm still getting used to it. but its a good starting point. It is confusing at first but i'm sure one of these ladies would be happy to clear it up for you a bit if you have any questions.
Whenever you hear someone talking about #'s pertaining to skin tones, they're most likely talking about CMYK values. C= cyan; M= magenta; Y = yellow and K is black. For example a caucasian persons skin should be a certain amount of each of these (M and Y are usually equal and C is about half) , and if it's off, then so will the coloring. Amber posted a FAB tutorial not long ago that helped make it all click for me... here it is :
And yeah being calibrated is pretty important, but you still should check the #'s since after staring at a picture for so long your eyes can lie to you but the #'s won't.
Last edited by MollyDoll; 09-19-2009 at 05:23 PM.
oh i totally missed it when she posted that! ... any idea why the pictures aren't working ?
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
aw bummer looks like a great tutorial too!
Thanks! I'm still using the tutorial even without the pics. I've already learned a lot!