Over the holiday weekend I got to meet my cousin's newborn baby girl. She was 4 days old and just as sweet as can be! I'm not sure about her skin. She's mixed, so I'm struggling because I think I'm making her look too white, when she actually has a darker complexion. Any CC would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Awww! Cute! Focus looks great to me. Is the blanket white? I'm seeing quite a bit of blue in it. Her hands look a little blueish purple, and the inside part of her eyelids looks a little too red, so you might want to try to even that out a bit.
The blanket is white, but it was on a black beanbag and you could see through the thin blanket I suppose I could paint some white over those parts to make them blend better? I tried to figure out how to even out the eye lids, noticed the same thing. Not quite sure how to go about fixing that color difference. Will also have to figure out the hands. Any ideas?
It is a great shot, no CC to add.
* Amanda *
Do you have more from this set you are wanting to pp? I think what you plan to do with the pictures will dictate how much you want to fix them. The color cast under the blanket doesn't bother me.
I did notice the hands...I see that critique a lot on baby photos but no idea how to "fix" it. I also noticed the eyelids, but all of my kids' eyelids were like that, so I didn't perceive it as something to fix.
I think skin color looks pretty good. The skin tone with the dark hair definitely doesn't look 100% Caucasian...not too light, I don't think...there is some differentiation between the scalp and forehead, but that is something I just noticed after staring at the picture for a while. Not sure if you could pull any red out that or not.
I'd like to see more.
Try a hue/sat layer and see what lowering the cyan does to the blanket. Not sure if it will work or not. For the eyelids, someone on here helped me with fixing casts, and it will probably work for this one. Create a layer, use the eyedropper to select a good color from the skin, paint over it at about 15-20% opacity. That should help lighten the red in that specific spot without changing the color of the baby's skin all together.
Candace, I do have more from this set I'm going to PP, but I'm in the middle of some big personal stuff right now that I can't get too much in depth with them until later this week. I maybe have 20?
Stephanie, I tried to brush some skin tone over the eye lids in LR, need to figure that out a bit better...but, I think I did that to another photo, not this one. Will have to go back and look. Will also try lowering the cyan slider. I never use those color sliders, so I guess now is a good time to figure them out
And these aren't completely edited yet (got to get them all to match skin tone wise) but here are two more 'rough drafts'
Next time I'm going to work on my variety of posing
I love newborn photos!!!
I think that last one is really, really sweet! Love her little lips!
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