Skin Tone Help

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  1. rp1600

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    My daughter really likes this one but there's something not quite right about the skin tone and I am really not sure what to do about it. I'd like to see it with more of a tan or bronze look. Is that possible now or is that something I'd need to do in camera first? Please feel free to critique, edit, etc. as needed.
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    And yes, her lip color is much to red. lol :)
     
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    Her skin tone is natural looking to me. Imho, I wouldn't try and tan her in post process. If you want to "warm" it, increase the color temperture, or add red and yellow. Personally, I'd leave it alone.
     
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    Thanks Matt .. maybe it's time for me to get new glasses or better yet, recalibrate my monitor.
     
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    It looks fine to me! It looks like you were going for a cooler feel.
     
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    I've added some contrast, saturation and selective sharpening - a little more to the eyes than normal to make them pop! She's a very beautiful girl.

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    Skin tone looks great, IMO leave it.
     
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    ^^Way overdone in the wrong places IMO.

    You want a warmer, more livelier look?

    I warmed up the WB to 7150K and tweaked the hue to give her that natural, red skin tone. I adjusted the darks to give it a bit more punch and dodged the hair in the shadows. I also did a highlight recovery to bring back depth into her skin. I than burned the nose and cheek highlights so they weren't so washed out.

    When you said you wanted warmer skin tone, this is what I imagined. I'm not a fan of the cold look in the image you posted because she looks like she's almost dead. I think this looks MUCH more attractive.

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    On seeing yours I agree :)
     
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    Sw1tchFX's version is much better.
    It's very natural and doesn't look like it's been touched in photoshop at all.

    She's got great eyes and very perfect skin.

    Sw1tchFX can edit pictures of me anyday :)
     
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    I did a small edit on this too.

    Firstly I messed with the levels a little using curves, warmed it up a little, lowered some of the highlights, created an overlay layer, selectively sharpened and blurred, dodged the eyes, burned some of the hair

    I think you did a very good job with this shot btw

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    WOW .. Thanks for all the help and feedback.

    Sw1tchFX, that's exactly what I was looking for ... that's the exact look. I felt the same way about the original pic ... a dead, cold look.

    If you get some time, post here or message me with the quick and dirty on what you did. Did you do the PP in Lightbox?

    Also, to all, one more question regarding this pic. She had been sick and out after having four wisdom teeth pulled only four days earlier. Her lips are a bit dry and cracked in this image. Any easy quick fix in photoshop for this ... something that looks natural and not painted on??
     

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