color correction cc please

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txdoula's picture
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color correction cc please

Ok.. so I read through tutorials (coolmama? sorry.. I'm bad with names still) and tried it on two images from the wedding. I did "alien boy" and another one with a lot of white in it. Let me know what you think.. does the one with all the white look any better? Can you notice a difference? is it worth going back and doing ALL of them? (yikes). Thanks ladies, I have really been learning a lot lately and I appreciate it!

"alien boy" before
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After color correction using a 50% gray layer and then levels (then 75% opacity to retain "some" of the blue effect from the lights)
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Bride & son - "before" color correction
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Bride & son - "after" color correction & then a warming layer at 25% opacity
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i'm sorry but... i actually don't notice too much of a difference in the pictures :shrug:

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I like the subtle difference in the first shot. By removing a bit of the blue, you made him stand out a bit more, almost like brightening, but without loss of detail.

On the mom & bride shot, I'm not digging the results. He looks too cool now. I like that her dress looks more white, but maybe you need to mask him back in b/c he just doesn't look right to me.

I am LOVING the shots from the wedding! Hope to see more before you're all done w/ it. Smile

Best,
GiGi

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Ugh.. thanks.. that's why color frustrates me so much. I think it looks "cooler" now too even though now I notice "pink" in the original edit... I lost a whole day of editing just trying to play with this color correction and now I'm scared to do too much and have to go back and fix them all. I need to get over that because I don't think THEY will notice if their pictures are too cool or too warm or have a hint of magenta..;) it's just bugging ME now!

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Ok.. what about this one? Does the color correction make it look too cool? Even with a slight warming layer? I do like how her skin and dress look more "real" but like the warmness in the other one... SO hard!

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"color correction"
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it WORKS on that last one. They don't look cool at all to me, but the absence of the yellow really works.

It's a lot of work, but you ARE getting it (imho)!

GiGi

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I definitely notice the improvement in the newest pair of pics. The yellow cast is gone and the dress & veil look crisper.

I notice the VERY slight pop you achieved with the "disco" pic, which is good, just barely noticeable...but in the edited version I think I'm seeing his face as more green now, even though it's brighter.

In the very first pair of pics I notice the skin becomes less red in the edit, but I don't notice a change in the dress really.