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.
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.
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***
Kelly, can you send me the RAW file (or JPG) sooc?
times3photography at gmail dot com
The raw file is on it's way.
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.
Last edited by Melvin76; 10-29-2009 at 02:45 PM.
Thank you very much Stacey!!!
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.
Nevermind...Didn't see that Stacey already got to it.
Nice work Stacey
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07