I have been reading lots of stuff on ILP and other sites for the past two days. (histograms, skin tones, levels..so much other stuff). Been trying to piece it all together. I think it has helped me don't you think? Here is a before and after.
This is before I knew all the information I know now. I thought this looked good! Well, not good but I thought it was the best that I could do. uhh yeah ..
here is the histogram that goes with it
clipped on both ends! arg! lol I didn't know what this meant!
and then today i decided to go back and edit this pic from scratch.
my new edit after taking what I learned and using it. What do you think? It's not perfect but it's a start right? and i tried my best to remove the color cast on her right cheek.
histogram that goes with it
like i said, not completely perfect but it does look better don't ya think? I am learning how to read histograms! so proud of myself
any comments would be appreciated I could probably go back and add a bit more contrast but i'm scared of contrast at the moment. lol
eta: added a bit of contrast. I know what to do next time. I think I went a little too far in one step. but lesson learned!