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Offline Shadow

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I've Arrived
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:47:46 PM »
Back with a new wee one. Here it is with a Curves color correction. Any suggestions on how to approach the skin tones for this cutie? Know the wee ones are usually redder ... ?? Thanks gang. Appreciate your feedback  :)





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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 03:38:13 PM »
Shadow, I got the same results as you, by "auto" on the Curves Adjustment. I agree that "wee ones" are usually redder and this is an African American so will be darker, but not sure quite as dark a red. What I did was add another layer (maybe 2 if you do a layer mask later) and set the mode to "Screen" and the opacity  to 44%. This will lighten everything which can help in some areas, but other you want to keep darker. So I would do a layer mask for the face and any other area you want lighter. I wouldn't get too carried away trying to change from there as QC will decide from there. Also, baby looks redder online than he does when downloaded.

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 05:37:00 PM »
Thank you Margie! Back later.

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 06:58:33 PM »
You could also try increasing Cyan in the Reds and Yellows in a Selective Color Adjustment layer.


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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 09:13:30 PM »
Hmm ... tried both suggestions. Thanks Margie and Hannie. Which one gets your vote gang?  :P  Don't you love the lips!



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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 05:47:14 AM »
The one on the left Shadow.  Yes this baby is so cute!   :hug:
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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 08:11:18 AM »
Looks good on my tiny screen Lyn :up: :up:
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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 12:22:01 PM »
I hate to say I can't tell much difference between the two.  :D I can tell the difference between what Hannie posted. I with the majority.  :up:

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 08:08:11 PM »
Thanks girls! This is where we're at. Added a bit more Cyan with the Selective Adj Layer ...  too much?? The hand threw me. Does this look believable? Do you think the word Let was on the far left of the second line? Many, many thanks!


« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 10:19:57 PM by Shadow »

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 11:21:56 PM »
He/she reminds me of the baby dolls I played with when I was a girl.

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 12:05:59 AM »
Shadow, I think this looks pretty darn good!  :up:  :up:

Margie

P.S. Yes, the hand looks believable.
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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 08:57:26 AM »
Thanks Candy and Margie.

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 09:17:14 AM »
The 't' of 'Let' is missing!
Chemists have solutions!

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Re: I've Arrived
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 08:47:46 PM »
Thanks seelcraft.