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Untitled Photographer
Posts: 1,179
Dallas, Texas, US


I hope the image is not too huge...But look at both sides of her mouth, just below the mouth. See the yellowish areas?  I'm using LR3, what would you suggest I do to get rid of the yellow areas.  I took this a good while back before I was shooting RAW so I'm stuck with a JPG.

Thanks

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mea8coV9Ij1rfgq54o1_1280.jpg
Nov 29 12 08:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kev Lawson
Posts: 6,673
Fort Myers, Florida, US


This should be posted in the DAR Challenges Contests and Samples forum. It can be adjusted using selective curves.
Nov 29 12 08:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Untitled Photographer
Posts: 1,179
Dallas, Texas, US


Thanks, I'll repost there or will a mod move it?
Nov 29 12 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,082
Orlando, Florida, US


I'm not familiar with LR3, but in Photoshop, I would use the paint brush, choose a color near the cheek, and then paint over the yellow area using the HUE and/or COLOR mix at like 20% with a large-ish soft brush until I was satisfied with the color blend.

Perhaps LR3 has an ability similar to this function in Photoshop?
Nov 29 12 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Juniper Tree Photo
Posts: 51
Piqua, Ohio, US


whiten her teeth a little and convert it to B&W, I think it would work well.
Nov 29 12 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kev Lawson
Posts: 6,673
Fort Myers, Florida, US


Untitled Photographer wrote:
Thanks, I'll repost there or will a mod move it?

Sent you a PM.

Nov 29 12 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Don Garrett
Posts: 4,215
Escondido, California, US


To me the whole image looks too magenta, NOT too yellow. If I see a color cast, I will "fix" it with either "color balance", in Photoshop, (if it needs only a very small adjustment), or put a duplicate image in the LAB mode, and adjust the color balance in the A, and B channels in a curves adjustment layer. You will almost, invariably, blow out a color using this method, so I usually "overcompensate", desaturate the original somewhat, then drag the adjusted image on top of it, and take the opacity of that layer down until I like what I see.
  If I don't like a color in a discrete area, I will usually, very carefully, use the paintbrush, set to the color mode, and sample colors from where I DO like the color, then "paint" the area "to perfection". (the paintbrush becomes a color sampler when the alt key is held down). A Wacom tablet, with the paintbrush set to pressure sensitivity, for opacity of effect is an absolute necessity for this operation.
-Don
Nov 29 12 08:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dean Johnson Photo
Posts: 55,905
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


I moved this out of Critique and into the DAR forum for you.

As for the image, I think the first thing I would do is drop the saturation down a bit. Then I would use either, or both, the hue/saturation tool and selective color tool and do some tweaking.
Nov 30 12 04:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Untitled Photographer wrote:
But look at both sides of her mouth, just below the mouth. See the yellowish areas?

In Photoshop, you can open a blank layer, change blend mode to color, and paint over the yellow patches with skin tones sampled from adjacent areas. I don't know whether or how that can be done in LR.

Yellow patches aside, I think the overall skin tones need to be a lot less red/magenta, more like this:

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2582/redface.jpg

Nov 30 12 06:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Untitled Photographer
Posts: 1,179
Dallas, Texas, US


Thanks everyone and thanks for the before and after example.  Damn I have lots to learn.  I'm not using Photoshop yet so I'm unable to put to use many of the good suggestions.  This does lend more evidence to the notion that I should move to Photoshop sooner than later.

The thing that is seductive about LR3 are the presets, they're an easy way to get started (not the final image).  I actually own a copy of the latest Photoshop version but holy damn it is intimidating to work with.  I should probably buy some "how to use Photoshop" DVD series. 

While I'm here, does anyone have any suggestions for learning Photoshop from the ground up?  A series or DVD or?

Thanks again!
Nov 30 12 07:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Kev Lawson
Posts: 6,673
Fort Myers, Florida, US


I just replied to the PM... the book I mentioned will get you going in the right direction, and the learning curve isn't quite as steep as some of the other books out there on PS.
Nov 30 12 07:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Untitled Photographer
Posts: 1,179
Dallas, Texas, US


Got it and responded, cheers!

So I am new to the DAR forum, but this is where I can come with my LR and PS questions and such, yes?
Nov 30 12 07:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Zack Zoll
Posts: 2,266
Glens Falls, New York, US


Peano is on the right track.  If you've only got Lightroom, his fix is probably the best.  If you also have Photoshop, I'd leave just a little more magenta in, and then use a masked layer to remove a small amount of midtone yellow from the face.
Nov 30 12 07:44 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Untitled Photographer wrote:
While I'm here, does anyone have any suggestions for learning Photoshop from the ground up?

A month on lynda.com, $25. Pick an instructor you can stand to listen to.

Nov 30 12 07:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,740
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Untitled Photographer wrote:
I hope the image is not too huge...But look at both sides of her mouth, just below the mouth. See the yellowish areas?  I'm using LR3, what would you suggest I do to get rid of the yellow areas.  I took this a good while back before I was shooting RAW so I'm stuck with a JPG.

Thanks

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mea8coV9Ij1rfgq54o1_1280.jpg

Select the white balance eye-dropper in LR and click on either the teeth or the whites of her eyes. That will get you in the general ballpark 90% of the time.

Nov 30 12 08:57 am  Link  Quote 
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Kevin Connery
Posts: 16,638
El Segundo, California, US


Untitled Photographer wrote:
Got it and responded, cheers!

So I am new to the DAR forum, but this is where I can come with my LR and PS questions and such, yes?

Yes. The main Digital Arts and Retouching is for how-to, news, tips, etc. DAR Critiques for retouching and digital art critiques, and the Samples and Contests to give retouchers samples to work with, get samples to work on, or pose challenges/post contests.

Nov 30 12 09:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Untitled Photographer
Posts: 1,179
Dallas, Texas, US


Thanks and thanks.  I see this forum becoming inundated with new posts from me very soon :-)   Seems like a nice crowd so hopefully I won't wear out my welcome.

I'm going to fiddle with this image and more using LR3 while I exploring PS. 

I was looking at a PS tutorial on brightening the eyes and dang it seems like a lot of work with PS.  They must have used 3-4 layers (I am not layer savvy yet) when with LR you it's one click (and maybe a slider or two).  I can see where using PS will probably improve my photography because it's going to take so long in post I'll do a better job capturing the original image to lighten my post burden.

I'm not dogging PS, obviously that is the choice amongst professionals and I'm wanting to step the quality of my work up, so PS here I come.
Nov 30 12 09:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Retouch007
Posts: 403
East Newark, New Jersey, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121130/14/50b933916efc8.jpg
Nov 30 12 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paul AI
Posts: 1,046
Shawnee, Oklahoma, US


Untitled Photographer wrote:
Seems like a nice crowd

I'd say this has been the most helpful MM forum I've been to.

Nov 30 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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