Sometimes I keep on adjusting a photo for longer than is healthy. What follows is that I go somewhat blind to tones and colors. Then, I get oversaturated and dark images.
I am new to RAW processing, and owned a digital system camera for less than three months, so I'm still learning a lot as I go. Previously I edited my photos with contrast and lightness sliders and sharpening them too, being done ever so easily and quickly. But the more I learn about the possibilities of RAW processing, the longer I take to finetune my photos. There lies my problem. I keep on adjusting, until my eyes get so-to-speak burned out. Obviously I should take a short break every now and then, make coffee or something, to take my eyes off the screen.
But how can you be sure you are adjusting the right way? How should for example skin color look like to look natural? What if I end up with purplish skin and catch my mistake only after I already uploaded the photos to my favourite internet site. How to avoid that?
Correct skin tone is not the subject of this question, getting "blind" to tones is.
An example photo:
Please notice that I am not asking for help with this photo, it is here only to show you what my problem is. I was doing the right shade of green here, and look what happened. A dark image with blinding green! And for a short while I was very happy with this, until I went browsing some of my old photos and then came back to view this one. How can I avoid burning my eyes in post process?