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How to stop my camera from exaggerating differences in skin colour?

The skin colour of my subject is widely inconsistent and I am not sure what the reason for it is. To me it looks like the side of the face suffers from a colour shadow thrown by the bright hair. At ...
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Suggestions to reduce red skin tones on Sony A7iii [duplicate]

Recently moved from Canon to Sony a7iii. My wife has pointed out that a lot of the skin tones look much more red than previously. Any suggestions on avoiding this? I've seen there is a slider to ...
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Why does my subject's skin have such a red cast — did my auto white balance fail me?

I have close to two hundred images where the subject looks like he just walked out of a sauna. It was 36 degrees with humidex, but he was not that red. For comparison, attaching another picture, ...
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In photography, are skin color and skin tone two different things?

"Skin color" and "skin tone" sometime seem to be used interchangeably and sometimes not. Do they mean the same thing, i.e., do they both mean literally color (= % of magenta vs yellow etc.) PLUS how ...
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What is the significance when CMYK percentages are ALL high in a portrait?

I am trying to learn more about editing skin for newborn photography in Photoshop. I understand the use of CMYK ratios for evaluating skin. However... The sample images I see online and in books show ...
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How to make sky more green grey and skin more golden?

I have seen many pictures like this recently, and would like to know how to achieve the look of the sky like this and skin more golden. What tools and actions to use?
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How to get these rich skin tones in black and white

I saw a poster advertising a photography exhibition while I was vacationing in Denmark. I snapped a picture of it, because I liked the skin tones of the subjects: How could one get such a skin tone ...
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How do I get a dark shimmery bronze skin look for my glamour photography? (image provided) [duplicate]

I'm looking to find out how I can recreate similar shimmery/metallic skin tones such as with the first image provided. I've searched over youtube and skillshare, but can't seem to find any tutorials ...
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How to set camera to get a tanned look?

How do you set your camera in settings to TAKE photos that come out with the skin looking more tanned and bronzed than in real-life? Instead of changing the photo afterwards. Preferably Canon, but any ...
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How do I achieve these tanned skin tones in Lightroom?

I came across this image and I know this guy just uses Lr. How is he achieving the tanned/golden skin tone? In the first image below, I also noticed the sky is a deep blue so I don't see much split ...
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Skin tone starting point in Lightroom/ACR?

How can I ensure that my skin tones are "correct" in Lightroom/ACR before I start my retouching workflow in Photoshop? In other words, how do I know that my global color balance is correct (right ...
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Color correcting difficulties… on cloudy days

I own professional photography equipment and I know how to achieve correct exposure. I also use adobe lightroom. I use auto white balance but I am usually pretty good at eyeballing color corrections ...
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How can I add life to the dull skin tones in an image taken under low-CRI lighting?

This photo was lit with a homemade LED light panel, and I suspect the low CRI of the lighting was one of the reasons that it looks kind of dull. I've white balanced it as correctly as I know how and ...
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What tools can do severe contrast reduction, especially on faces?

Someone said in a comment "As a hint though, most of the options I'd head for in post would be in the Lab colour space where I can split colour and contrast." Most all tips I see on "post" are about ...
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How to correct skin tone using Photoshop

How could I correct on Photoshop the skin tone to match the skin tone below? Starting from this overexposed picture:
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Skin very red, blotchy in front of camera

I'm shooting vlog-like videos with a Canon SL1. My skin looks very blotchy, pasty, and red (see below). Anyway to fix that? Here are the settings: Shutter Speed: 60 Aperture: 4.5 ISO: 800 Lighting: ...
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How can I get a lot of detail in the face, skin as seen in this poster for The Martian?

How was this effect achieved? You can see a lot of detail on the face, skin, etc. Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? Is it possible to do ...
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How can I correct overexposed highlights on skin in a RAW file?

I received a raw file which has overexposed areas. The camera was a Phase One A/S and the photographer said that it would be possible to correct this afterwards. I wonder how/what to fix when the ...
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How do you make a skin tone metallic brown?

First of, i'd like to say that i'm partially colour blind which makes this task more difficult for me. I'm wondering if it is possible to change a person's skin tone in photoshop from something pretty ...
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How can I achieve consistent skin tones in my photographs?

I've been shooting more people recently and have noticed that their skin tones are all over the map depending on the lighting situation. Are there any best practices or tips to ensure consistent and ...
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How can I correctly adjust skin color in Photoshop when I have a color vision deficiency?

I have a color weakness. Is there any tool or tools that I can use by using a formula or setting to correct skin color in Photoshop?
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Does the subject's face have too much red tint?

I took the attached picture with an iPhone 4, outside around 5pm, which was close to sunset. Does the subject's face have too much red tint? If yes, how would I fix this?
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How can I use CMYK values to white balance skin?

I recently heard a photographer mention that they: ...adjusted the white balance using the CMYK method I did a bit of searching on this and found different resources claiming to use formulas such ...