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    I had an opportunity to take some senior pictures for my cousin this weekend and they turned out great (well, for me taking them )...except she got a pretty bad sunburn earlier that day. I tried to work on it a bit last night and it helped a little but it still looks red to me when I look at it again today.

    I am using Elements and if anyone could give me a suggestion of what to try I would be so appreciative. I think what I did last night was to make a hue/saturation layer and reduce reds and magentas.
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    You're already doing what I would have done (hue/saturation level). Hopefully someone here can give you a bit more advice. That really bites about the sunburn (for her and you both)! I can't wait to see what you got though!

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    i'm dealing with a groom who has a tomatoe red face.....i'm not really having any luck either. Everything I have tried just looks off to me....

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    Any chance they want all their photos in B&W ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andie7a View Post
    i'm dealing with a groom who has a tomatoe red face.....i'm not really having any luck either. Everything I have tried just looks off to me....
    YIKES! Oh, that stinks!

    Yeah, maybe I just didn't take enough red out but like you said, when I took more out it just looked off.

    I was thinking of trying some B&W, but I wasn't sure if that was very "senior picture-y"...
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    can we see one as an example?

    I can't remember what I did when I used Elements. If I get a free moment, I'll launch it and see if I figure it out
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    okay, just did it. I used Levels, and selected the red. I slide the middle slider to the left just a little bit to tone down the reds. the beauty here is that you can play with it, and then adjust the opacity of the layer so that it looks just right.
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    Here are some examples. SOOC except sharpen and resize. Something is way off in the first one - her hair is more the color of the second one.





    Thank you so much for checking, Gwen! I just tried levels and it does seem better than what I did last night. Although for some reason it looks better to me when I slide the middle slider a bit to the right? That makes no sense though, does it?
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    I had a play with the first one. Treated it as a colour cast(I have a great colour cast removal process) and then reduced the remainder of the red.
    here is an example. not the best photo and I havent done anything else to it but you can see what I man about getting rid of the red.





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    Thanks, Cazz. I didn't have much luck with levels last night so I will see if I can find a color cast tutorial that I can follow closely enough. I have trouble finding many tutorials for Elements!

    Now that I look at those pictures I wonder if the first one is really SOOC. I didn't save it as an edited version but I see something funky going on with her hair at the top so I wonder if I forgot to cancel after I was playing with it in ACR. I'll have to go back and check (on a different computer right now).
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