portrait problems

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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    This was an impromptu shot taken in a mixed light environment (bulb overhead, fluorescent leaking in from left, late day window light in from right).
    Because parents really want a copy of this un-posed portrait, I have been working on this to try to eliminate color casts.

    I am past the point where I see anything with this one. (This is full-frame on D70 using 18-70 kit lens and sharp as a tack.)

    I realize it looks a little warm but any cooler and other unpleasant color casts start showing.

    C/C welcome.

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  2. DigitalDiva

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    Looks perfect on my screen. Like the quirky position of head versus background. Like that his hair is not 'perfect'. What's the little thing on his hand? Dirt?

    The tone of it is really nice. Warm yet not too warm. It has a fresh feeling to it, too.
     
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    Peniole TPF Noob!

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    Try these numbers, I thought the colour looked better, but then again I don't really know the true tone of the boy. Curves>Red>input 214-output 200. Curves>Blue>input 153-output 160. I couldn't decide if the blue helped, but definitely the red curve did. Minor changes I know. I can post the edited version if you like, but since you have that rule in your sig thought I'd ask first.

    One more thing, there seems to be a wierd colour on the palm of his hand. PS fill or something that got away from you? Also on the pattern on his left sleeve, and some wierd blurring on that sleeve too.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Thanks, yes it is dirt.

    Thanks
    I will try the red correct in curves.
     
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    I hope you do something about the edits you've done on the image, they look really bad right now.
     
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    Sorry, I did post a badly edited version and I thank Romulax for letting me know in such a genteel way.
     
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    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    I do my best.
     
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    [​IMG]Does this have the unpleasant colors... I don't know
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well next time turn off the fluros. It's better to make someone orangy than green :)

    It may be my monitor but ideally I think something between the top one and what mysteryscribe posted would be idea.
     
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    Beats me, I just put it in my color change program and that is the first thing that popped out. I thought It looked a little better but I still have no idea.
     
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    A bit green on my screen too. Agree w/ Garbz. The perfect balance is between your first post and your edit. Just warm it up a touch. Not much.
     
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    My monitor must be off the green on mine is the background the skin tone in the edit looks a little washed out maybe but not green. I might need to do a test print and reset my monitor.

    I took a different look do you mean the shadow areas appear greenish?
     

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