My girl for C&C :)

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by JeffieLove, May 31, 2010.

  1. JeffieLove

    JeffieLove TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My little girl :)
    [​IMG]

    It's a little bit soft thanks to photobucket, it is tack sharp on flickr, but I only post watermarked images on flickr and I didn't feel like hearing crap about the watermark...

    Anywho :)

    What's really funny about this shot is that I use the on camera flash and my hand was ACCIDENTALLY in the way and that is what caused the lighting to be the way it is :) I was happy with it :)
     
  2. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The lighting may have flattened her face out a bit. Also the skin tones are all over the place (red on arms, yellowish on face, gray by shoulder and legs) but you can fix that with some patience. The eye catchlights are small but nice that they're there at all.

    I'll post an edit in a few mins unless you object.
     
  3. JeffieLove

    JeffieLove TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    go right ahead :)

    I only did some LR stuff on it... I suck at fixing skin tones so if you could tell me what you do to fix them, I'd appreciate it :)
     
  4. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    She's very photogenic as well I think.

    Here's a semi-quick edit. Desaturated grass and tried to even the skin tones a bit. I also removed the blue cast from the white letters in the shirt and brightened up the pant legs a bit. It introduced some noise (more like posterization..) but I wasn't being too critical, just trying to give an example of a direction to take in PP.

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: looking at it, I could have gone a bit further on the legs... but yeah..
     
  5. lunaaa

    lunaaa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Egypt
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    nice pic and great edit reznap
     
  6. ifi

    ifi TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +1
     
  7. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I just checked the flickr version... it is pretty sharp, although, unfortunately the focus is behind where it should be... Nice photo other than that.
     
  8. JeffieLove

    JeffieLove TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    so what do you use in photoshop to even out skin tones?

    I looked through everything (I think) in CS5 last night and didn't see anything that seemed obvious for correcting skin tones.. I tried using the healing brush or clone brush but had no success :/
     
  9. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Viveza 2. It's a plugin from Nik Software. It lets you select an area and a control point (which will allow you to edit only that color range in that given area) and adjust RGB and brightness/contrast. It's an easy way of doing local and selective adjustments..

    You could mimic what it does (and maybe do a better job) by making layers and masks but it would take much longer.
     

Share This Page