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    I can't tell you how many times I've gone back and edited this one. It was severely underexposed, so there were/are some serious issues going on with it. Despite all of that, I really want to get this one printed out big on canvas, so I really want your opinions on it. I've had some big color problems with it, and I swear I can't tell what's right anymore.

    This is my latest edit. How is it looking?

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    Their skin tone looks green/yellow. You can tell a huge difference from your siggy pic to the picture you posted.

    ETA: I opened it on PS and for some reason it looked better on PS than how it is posted on here. I dunno if its the background color on this website.
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    Thanks El! I do see some green too. *sigh* I think I'll rework it again. I may switch it to Camera Neutral and edit from there. I'm just getting so much yellow and red, and when I get rid of it, it's hard to see the other colors.
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    It's a wonderful pic, Steph! I see some yellow too, and you know from my thread yesterday how great I am at editing... but I'm sure you will get it soon and be so happy with the results!

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    I love this pic. It might help to tell us exactly what you are wanting to do with it and what you think is wrong with it.

    I had a play. It's private in flickr and I'll take it down if you want.

    I did a colour balance and just upped the blues a little in the sky. I didnt do any other editing to the pic itself.

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    I would also check your colour profile on your editing software, I have mine set to sRGB. I agree that it is green/yellow, but I think the play has made it too far the other way, too magenta/cyan. I like warmer photos and would say that you are close with your edit, try adding just a little bit of magenta and maybe a touch of blue .

    Ok, I opted to have a play. I did nothing to this except go to colour balance, checked highlights and took the slider to -3 magenta and +30 on blue. It's not perfect, but heading in the right direction I think (but then again, you may want to take my suggestions with a pinch of salt, I am not great with colour, lol!). It's private on my flickr but I will take it down if you want.


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    Thanks for the plays everyone! I'm still struggling with this one. I tried another edit yesterday, but I'm just going to delete it, because it's still not what I want. When I got my new laptop, I went back and edited this one again after looking at it on my new monitor, and I think that's the best I've done so far. What do you think? Still too yellow/red?



    My plans for this is to print this out big, hang it on my wall, and not look at it every day thinkin, "Man, the color is off!" lol!
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    Personally, I would adjust to take out green but why take out yellow when it is clearly an evening sunshine glow shot? I think your edits are good for leaving in the goldness. For me, your edits are just tinged green and the others' edits are too blue.

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    Would you take out the green in ACR, or do it with a hue/sat layer?
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    I don't have a lot of experience with ACR myself but others can tell you. I usually do my color adjustments with levels and/or curves when needed.

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