I took a break from the cake smash session ... but I need to get it done. I'm taking this digital editing class (it's for frames and enhancements though, not photo correction) and the assignment I'm on is storyboard. So I worked on five cake photos, and followed the exact same workflow for each one, nothing changed in camera so I thought I was safe using some of the same numbers (color temperature in ACR, exposure, levels editing in photoshop). I processed each one exactly the same. Yet the background looks pink in the two full body shots.
My eyes are tired, my brain is tired, I should have been in bed a while ago. I can't even attempt anything else this late at night. But I thought if I posted it here, someone could give me a suggestion on what the heck to do. I have Elements, not CS4, and so I don't have a selective color layer. And I can tweak the CMYK in hue/saturation, but not in levels (don't know if you can do that in levels either).
I watched the video Andie did for me on my workflow thread, and used a lot of what she did as a guide.
Here are my steps:
1. Increased exposure (to 1.0)
2. WB (used the same temp Andie did, it looked good to me)
3. Changed the tint to +8 (again, it looked good to me, and that's what Andie had done - now I'm wondering if that tint thing was my downfall)
4. Levels adjustment layer - in RGB moved the black point to the right, moved the middle slightly to the left, then went to blue and moved the black point slightly to the right again and moved the middle slightly to the left - did this until the blue of his diaper didn't look like purple
5. Hue/saturation level - changed magenta to -2 hue and -11 saturation
I'm really frustrated with this. It's rare I shoot with a white background, and this further illustrates why. Anyhow, here's the storyboard that I did for my class, and you can see how glaring that pink cast is on those two photos (and a tad on the middle close up). But really, I did the same thing to all three of them ...
I'm recreating my steps again right now, but reducing my tint to below zero to see if that was my downfall. I'll keep you posted. (I just took a melatonin, we'll see how long I last, I've been sleeping like crap lately)