Photoshop technique question

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Hi all,

I'm slowly coming to grips with photoshop - but one issue in particular has
me stumped ...

The other night I took a photo of my daughter while she was wearing a very
pink top - looking closely I can see where this colour has reflected on to
her face around the chin area.

What's a good photoshop technique for getting this pink area back to normal
skin tones?

Thanks,

CC
 
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In article <_rBIe.377$iM2.33950@news.xtra.co.nz>, spam@nospam.com
says...
> Hi all,
>
> I'm slowly coming to grips with photoshop - but one issue in particular has
> me stumped ...
>
> The other night I took a photo of my daughter while she was wearing a very
> pink top - looking closely I can see where this colour has reflected on to
> her face around the chin area.
>
> What's a good photoshop technique for getting this pink area back to normal
> skin tones?
>
> Thanks,
>
> CC

It's hard to say without looking at the photo. If you post a link I
could be more specific.

You can try selecting the area with the lasso (be sure to feather the
edges) and then do an adjustment layer with a layer mask to change the
red channel to match the surrounding areas.
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http://www.pbase.com/bcbaird
 
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Cockpit Colin wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm slowly coming to grips with photoshop - but one issue in particular has
> me stumped ...
>
> The other night I took a photo of my daughter while she was wearing a very
> pink top - looking closely I can see where this colour has reflected on to
> her face around the chin area.
>
> What's a good photoshop technique for getting this pink area back to normal
> skin tones?
>
> Thanks,
>
> CC

Hello Colin,

One simple correction (similar to Brian's suggestion) is to click on
and wand a spot on your daughter's face where her skin tone looks
normal, adjacent as much as possible to the area that you're altering.
Copy the spot and also designate that as the foreground (or background
color), then wand or box her chin where you see the pink reflection.
You can either paste in the small copied region, or just use
Edit-->Fill and something like overlay or soft light (depending on your
needs in the photo) to make the corrections. A layer mask is also
great-- we deal with this problem quite often so there are many options
to fix it. Good luck with the touch-up.

Sanjay
 
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Thanks Brian,

I've come to realise this is all too much for me just at the moment - so
I've ordered a couple of PS books from Amazon to get a better handle on it.

I've got to grips with layers for levels and curves, but masks are still
outside my grasp. I've got a suspicion that I could do a 3 year degree in PS
and still only know about 10% of it!

Cheers,

CC

"Brian Baird" <no@no.thank.u> wrote in message
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> In article <_rBIe.377$iM2.33950@news.xtra.co.nz>, spam@nospam.com
> says...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm slowly coming to grips with photoshop - but one issue in particular
has
> > me stumped ...
> >
> > The other night I took a photo of my daughter while she was wearing a
very
> > pink top - looking closely I can see where this colour has reflected on
to
> > her face around the chin area.
> >
> > What's a good photoshop technique for getting this pink area back to
normal
> > skin tones?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > CC
>
> It's hard to say without looking at the photo. If you post a link I
> could be more specific.
>
> You can try selecting the area with the lasso (be sure to feather the
> edges) and then do an adjustment layer with a layer mask to change the
> red channel to match the surrounding areas.
> --
> http://www.pbase.com/bcbaird
 
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