Get Your FREE copy of Top 10 Tips for All Beginning Photographers ...plus Lightroom Develop Presets & Wedding Photography Checklist!


Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Editing Color

Editing Color 3 years 5 months ago #4372

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:





The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 5 months ago #4377

  • Bill
  • Bill's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 194
  • Thank you received: 25
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
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Pickup your Photography Tshirt today

Editing Color 3 years 5 months ago #4394

  • Erin
  • Erin's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Expert Boarder
  • Posts: 93
  • Thank you received: 5
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!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 5 months ago #4416

  • Roy van Ommen
  • Roy van Ommen's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Creative minds for all!
  • Posts: 513
  • Thank you received: 86
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
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 5 months ago #4433

  • Conor Casey
  • Conor Casey's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 387
  • Thank you received: 55
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).
Conor Casey
Flickr
Last Edit: 3 years 5 months ago by Conor Casey.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 5 months ago #4457

  • Roy van Ommen
  • Roy van Ommen's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Creative minds for all!
  • Posts: 513
  • Thank you received: 86
Conor Casey wrote:
Conor (back from holidays).

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

Enjoyed your holiday!?

Greetings,
Roy
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 4 months ago #4533

  • Conor Casey
  • Conor Casey's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 387
  • Thank you received: 55
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
Flickr
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 3 months ago #4822

  • Brent Ross
  • Brent Ross's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 253
  • Thank you received: 33
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
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Editing Color 3 years 3 months ago #4823

  • Brent Ross
  • Brent Ross's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 253
  • Thank you received: 33
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
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Powered by Kunena Forum
256 Eagleview Blvd PMB 104
Exton, PA 19341