Holy flippin' color cast batman!!!

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Holy flippin' color cast batman!!!

Okay, so that college senior with the scarf? I never would have imagined that her black hair would have caused more issues with the pp'ing than the stupid scarf, but this is an uter mess!!! I mean, I don't ever remember seeing a color cast THIS bad...like, ever.:( It's even casting on her shirt. And I honestly don't think it's fixable either. :banghead:

If anyone knows a trick or someway to lessen the cast of black hair, please have at it or step me thur it. I have an entire session of these to try and fix.:help:

Picture 026 5x7 copy

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I can't really comment on color here since I am at my work's uncalibrated monitor. But I do see that cast or is it more of a shadow? Plus her black hair is showing a bit blue on my screen.

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It does...she kind of jacked up her hair color. ***sigh***

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Kelly, can you send me the RAW file (or JPG) sooc?

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The raw file is on it's way. Sad

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can't wait to see what Stacey comes up with. Is her hair color a blue black? Or just plain black? If its blue black you'd want to leave a bit of that blue in it Smile I use to have that color. Love it!

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Looks dark here, but in PS it doesn't. Dang flickr....

I think it was a white balance issue. I corrected the white balance in ACR using the white balance dropper tool, brought the recovery to 0 (that recovery slider brings grayness/fog to images) and upped black +1.

Opened in PS then did a selective color layer.
Whites, -10 for cyan, -2 black (took some of the blueness out of her shirt... just done by eye)
Neutrals, +2 black (because I like it)
Black, +4 black (brought some richness back to her hair)

Did a linear curvers layer, changed blending mode to luminosity
Did a lighten curvers layer, changed blending mode to luminosity, inverted and masked back eyes at 80% opacity (to brighten)

Flatten, resize, sharpen.

Picture 026 edit

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Thank you very much Stacey!!!

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I agree with everyone and Stacey's edit looks good. I just want to say good luck editing the session!!

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Oh, black causes terrible color casts...and it is really hard to work with.

No advice just yet....maybe when Nathan goes for a nap I can have a play.

ETA:
Nevermind...Didn't see that Stacey already got to it.

Nice work Stacey

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that looks a lot better Smile i see her hair isn't blue black after all Lol good thing cuz i'm sure it would have been a bit annoying to work with Wink

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Very nice PP, yours and Stacey's!!!

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I LOVE your final edit!

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I love the pic and I think you did a great job with the edit. Her hair in the original had a kind of blue tent and it looks like that was fixed nicely Smile

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Nice! I didn't realize that you had a facebook page. I just became a fan!

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I really like your final edit.