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    I actually have a person pic for cc, whoa!

    The sun was going down and I didn't get the light I hoped for last evening, but I took Eva out for a quick jaunt around the yard anyway.

    I am usually ok at fixing color but this one I am still seeing something off even after my adjustments. Please cc?

    The steps I took:
    1) I used levels to bring up the middtones (sooc was too dark), then added a touch of highlights, and a touch of shadows.
    2) tiny bit of clarity
    3) it looked too red so I went into red channel levels and tweaked the red; then I saw some green and/or yellow so I tried to tweak those too.
    4) a little touch of dodging on catchlights (mainly because Eva's left eye is smaller and has a contact lens in it so that catchlight is usually not as bright)



    Does this look funky to you? I went back in after my first edit and tried to decrease red even more but it still looks off to me?? not sure.

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    It doesn't look funky to me, but as you probably know, I'm not the best with colour. Also, I've noticed in photos of her before that her skin tone is a bit different from my kids, so sometimes that makes it harder to judge. It's an adorable photo though!

    (Interesting, I was just thinking last night whether kids ever wear contacts!)

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    I think the skin tone is ok - overall I think you need to warm it up - she looks cool.
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    Ok thanks both. Yes Eva does have a tad darker skin tone from her daddy's side....she is 1/4 Cuban....and I am a total ghost usually, LOL

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    Now that you say her skin tone is a bit darker, I think it looks fine! Great shot! Great catchlights too!
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    Thanks Sadie! Her shirt looks way bright on my home PC, ugh. That makes me not want to edit on here. (I edited it on another pc)

    I just did an evening shoot at the park and I am sooo excited, the light was amazing and I think I got some beautiful pics of Eva and I can't wait to share them and see what you think.

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    What a sweet photo! I think the skin tone looks good. Can't wait to see the other shots you got!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy_&_Eva View Post
    Thanks Sadie! Her shirt looks way bright on my home PC, ugh. That makes me not want to edit on here. (I edited it on another pc)

    I just did an evening shoot at the park and I am sooo excited, the light was amazing and I think I got some beautiful pics of Eva and I can't wait to share them and see what you think.
    Can't wait to see Amy!
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    Thanks Kerry & Sadie!

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