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
After color correction using a 50% gray layer and then levels (then 75% opacity to retain "some" of the blue effect from the lights)
Bride & son - "before" color correction
Bride & son - "after" color correction & then a warming layer at 25% opacity
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!
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!
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.