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Help with color correction Please?

Tura Adam , Sep 19, 2008; 12:48 a.m.

Hi there, I recently took a chance to photograph my friend's wedding and discovered after the facts some of the photos turned out to be red like cherry. Now, I have some experience in Photoshop and Lightroom to make minor color correction but I have not been able to correct this one. Please suggest me how I should correct this photo using either PS or Lightroom?

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Bob Bernardo - LA area disabled , Sep 19, 2008; 01:01 a.m.

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Send a sample.

Tura Adam , Sep 19, 2008; 01:02 a.m.

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I wanted to upload the photo but some I lost the upload screen. Now I can not upload - there is no upload option


first time wedding photo

Jeff Spirer , Sep 19, 2008; 01:07 a.m.

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I did this with exactly one click in ACR. It isn't perfect, but it really isn't that difficult to get somewhere a whole lot better.


One Click Fix

Ted Springer , Sep 19, 2008; 01:09 a.m.

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Well, judging by your experience level a crude way of white balancing this shot in photoshop would be to use the white eyedropper curves tool. Click it on a neutral area of the white dress.

Jeff Spirer , Sep 19, 2008; 01:12 a.m.

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And here is a couple more clicks. Since I don't know what the original skin tone was, it's hard to tell how far to go.


Skin Tone Adjusted

Jeff Spirer , Sep 19, 2008; 01:13 a.m.

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BTW, it looks like you focused on the furniture.

Markus Maurer , Sep 19, 2008; 01:39 a.m.

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I was unable to get neutral colors on the skin and walls at the same time and would therefore work on the highlights of the dress a bit more and convert the photo to black and white later.


b/w maybe?

Tommy Lee , Sep 19, 2008; 02:47 a.m.

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Here is my try with PS CS3.

Process

1. Color Balance using the dress

2. Apply Photo filter Cooling 82, 12%

3. Creat a mask for facial area using quick mask.

4. Apply More Cooling filter to facial area only 12%

5. Reduce Flash induced Viginetting using Lens correction filter

6. Adjust Contrast and Brighness


A quick try

Tommy Lee , Sep 19, 2008; 03:07 a.m.

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With dress some what corrected (need more time/work) via a contrast mask plus brighness curve and color reduction.


With Dress Correction

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