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Editing Color

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4 years 2 months ago #4372 by Julie Anne Moore
I am having a hard time with editing and color. I do not know where to start when I get the raw images on the computer, then I worry about overdoing the edit, and when I print the color does not always represent what it looked like on my computers.

I would love any advice you could give.
At the moment skin tones are giving me some trouble, here are some photos from today:





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4 years 2 months ago #4377 by Bill
Julie,
if your having issues between your prints and your monitor you need to calibrate your monitor. You might be able to rent one from a local camera shop if you don't want to go buy one right away.

once you have your monitor calibrated you should be able to see a difference in the colors. This is probably the best thing I had done to help me with color editing!

This is a fantastic set of videos on color correction by Chris Orwig on Lynda.com. There a section specifically on color correction using CMYK formula. It's an awesome way to adjust skin tones if you struggle with getting them correct(like me).

tinyurl.com/lctqchb

Keep shooting!
Bill

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4 years 2 months ago #4394 by Erin
I like your pics. Esp. the second and third one I worry a lot about adjusting color and always trying to figure out the right way to adjust levels and make color pop. Thanks for link Bill!

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4 years 2 months ago #4416 by Roy van Ommen
I like the skintones in the images..

However, the last one is a bit over exposed... but it does not bother me..

And yes, if you are having troubles with the colors when you are going to print them.. Try to calibrate your monitor.. It helped me a lot! :)

Greetings,
Roy

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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #4433 by Conor Casey
Time to calibrate the monitor I think. Your photos are good Julie; I particularly like the second one. :)

I think the white balance of the last one is off as there seems to be a green tint to it. WB is often the key to getting good colours in a shot. For example, with a sunset, you need a warm white balance to bring out all the colours.

Conor (back from holidays).

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Last Edit: 4 years 1 month ago by Conor Casey.

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4 years 1 month ago #4457 by Roy van Ommen

Conor Casey wrote: Conor (back from holidays).


Just being curious, and just to be off-topic.

Enjoyed your holiday!?

Greetings,
Roy

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4 years 1 month ago #4533 by Conor Casey

Roy van Ommen wrote:

Conor Casey wrote: Conor (back from holidays).


Just being curious, and just to be off-topic.

Enjoyed your holiday!?

Greetings,
Roy

Whoops, only seeing this now. :blush:

I had a lovely time, thank you for asking Roy. :)

Conor Casey
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3 years 11 months ago #4822 by Brent Ross
Many people are telling you to calibrate, but calibrating a shit monitor does no good.

Make sure your monitor is at least bare minimum:
1) IPS panel (not TN or VA) this is the most important thing
2) true 8 bit (not 6 bit with dithering), again stay away from TN and VA panels
3) buy a calibrator

If you are looking for more accuracy and wide gamut, i've used NEC PA271W monitor as well as Dell ultrasharp U24, I liked both

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3 years 11 months ago #4823 by Brent Ross
also, i forgot to mention, I like your photos :D
The skin tones are pail and need a bit more magenta in some. But you are probably fighting against your monitor's inacuracy

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