Any, HHCC I would love & appreciate. Me and skin, ugh. I'm on a mission and feel like I've done a million tutorials this week. Color cast, wb, curves, I feel like it's kind of clicking. I think I've caught the obsessed bug. I'm definitely getting calibrated this Christmas, that and grey card for my stocking!
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awesome catchlights, focus looks great!
but he does seem orange to me too ... which I think indicates that your reds are off. I'm overdue for bed, otherwise I'd take a stab at it.
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Great shot, yep a little orange on my screen too but otherwise good! great comp and catchlights too!
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I really like the composition on this and your focus looks spot on with great catchlights. I am not calibrated but am also seeing orange/red. The darks looks just a smidge too dark, the detail is hard to make out, kwim?
Thanks girls, yep, I'm seeing the orange! And I see the blacks thing too Kerry, that must be why it looks a little harsh, I couldn't quite figure it out!
You've already heard about the orange, so no need to repeat. I'm calibrated and everything else looks really great here. Your focus, exposure, and composition are RIGHT ON THE MONEY (imho).
Yes...you heard about orange...but it's not orange...it's magenta and red. What makes this skin case particularly difficult is that his chin is much more magenta than his forehead and his forehead is also much darker. I've done some work to even the skin tone.
In a color balance layer, I reduced the red and magenta and added a touch of yellow. It helped the overall magenta cast, but there was still evening to do, so I used the eyedropper tool to select some color from his chin and with the paintbrush tool set to hue I painted over his forehead. I then set the paintbrush to luminosity with a VERY low opacity and painted over his forehead to lighten it up. I also used the paintbrush on saturation over the darkest patches. I then did the same thing to the chin using a color sample from the center of his forehead. This really helped to even his skin tone.
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not calibrated but esp around the forehead seems a bit uneven. awesome focus on the eyes though and I like the comp
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