Blue Wall...

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  1. El2

    El2 TPF Noob!

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    I was practicing this weekend and wanted to do a xmas shoot of my son but he had other plans. I think the wall reflected on his face giving that blue cast (not sure). Also does the picture look flat? If so, how do I correct it? I tried correcting the color cast in photoshop but I haven't figured it out. CC would be appreciated.

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  2. El2

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    Anybody? :bump:
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Okay, here's my version:

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    You're right, the image does have a strong blue cast as a result of the wall colour. To correct this, I used a colour control point in Nikon Capture; you could do the same thing in Photoshop by selecting the skin areas, creating a new layer and then using the Colour Balance tool (Image > Adjustments > Colour Balance) and moving the sliders until you get a skin tone that works. I also made a slight curves adjustment to improve the exposure of the skin tones. Because of the small size of the image, I didn't bother attempting to correct the blue in the eyes.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the reply. I will have to play more with the Color Balance.
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    " Also does the picture look flat?"

    It looks to me that the focus is a bit in front of the child's face on the near sleeve.
     
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    the blue hurts my eyes!
     

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