playing w/curves.. too much on this photo?

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  1. kellylindseyphotography

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    It seems I got the whites where I wanted them, but not the blacks. Is it too much?
     
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    I think the first one is a better, it just needs some color correction, more magenta.
     
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    I agree the first one looks better.
     
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    Thanks for your comment!! His skin IRL seems more true to the second one so I liked that... But I definitly know that first one needs color tweaking.. ugh my head hurts from staring at this screen today.
     
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    What are you using to process the files?
     
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    Kelly,
    Have you tried curves on a layer so that you can erase back where it's too much?
     
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    I'd just back up the s curve a little bit and mask the face to make sure it won't get too much shadow.
     
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    Ya, I had the curves as an adjustment layer. I couldn't seem to get that 's' shape perfect though on the shadows side.. I guess I need more practice with it. Thanks all!
     
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    The second one is a definite no, no, IMO. I wouldn't have touched anything on the first, but that's me. Some people like color enhancement.
     
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    I vote for the first one, too. However, I think it looks too green/yellow to me. I agree with a previous post - add some magenta.
     
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    I like the second one, Kelly. In the first, his skin had a green cast. Cute photo, BTW. I love the colors in his outfit!
     

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