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p.1 #1 · Miss Jones


Did this shoot recently and got only a few good samples and I posted this one online but to me I could have eliminated the key light from her glasses please share your thoughts:





Oct 30, 2013 at 05:30 AM
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My first reaction is a serious lighting issue, unless there's some reason you wanted a strong orange cast. The upper outer corner of the spectacle lens shows an orange block. Perhaps something large and orange cause such a color skew.

First q & d color adjustment:







Oct 30, 2013 at 06:17 AM
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p.1 #3 · Miss Jones


Thanks after posting here I realized that too...


Oct 30, 2013 at 06:28 AM
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Ah, the eternal dark skin colors.

Your M and Y are screaming, specially Y.

Sure, the lighting could be improved and get the lightbox out of the frames.
I would retouch the hair on the forehead, loose hair at the back, chipped nail, a bit of S&P....


A CC would look like this.

N.B. This was done on a laptop and should be on a calibrated screen, but here it is:






Edited on Oct 30, 2013 at 06:46 PM · View previous versions



Oct 30, 2013 at 08:54 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · Miss Jones


Almass I like your work I found the saturation was too heavy thank you. Also what does S&P mean?


Oct 30, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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The reflection in her glasses is obvious, but at least it isn't covering her iris/pupil. The color balance is certainly noted as others have mentioned. Took a stab at it with some color tweaks and corresponding desat.

The blacks (hair/blouse) look pretty blocked up. I tried to use some gamma adjustment to bring them up a bit, but not really any diff working off the posted jpg. Might be diff @ working from original sooc/raw (i.e. @ too much gamma/multiply/levels/sat applied @ jpg).

Not sure if background is neutral gray or not, but as an assumption, I tweaked it toward neutral for the mids after looking at the adjusting toward the assumed black of her glasses/pupil and the whites of her nail tips for neutral clues.






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Oct 30, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · Miss Jones


dantewaters wrote:
Almass I like your work I found the saturation was too heavy thank you. Also what does S&P mean?


Thank you.

Please read your Y (100%) is too high and not your C as wrongly mentioned in my earlier post (now corrected).
The correct balance for such skin is not to reduce too much the saturation as the colored skin person looses it's ethnicity color and ends up with a caucasian colored skin without the corresponding facial features.
Colored skin is much more difficult to CC than caucasian skin.
Usually we chart skin to 5 or 7 different types which are the "acceptable" color rendition and not necesarilly the "real" color rendition.

S&P is an abbreviation for Salt & Pepper. Similar to cooking. It means other corrections too many and too little to mention and made to the taste of the cook/retoucher.



Oct 30, 2013 at 06:46 PM





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