Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Color Casts

I have started editing the second set of my friend's pictures. This time it's her son, and he is so cheesy and fun, I just loved it. I have been having a problem, though. Because my computer screen has some coloring issues, it's made my color correction process a bit stressful, especially in times like the photo below. My friend suggested a picture of her son climbing through the big red tube at the park. Such a cute idea...but I quickly realized that I would have to spend a bit more time editing the color. The red from the tube was reflecting on his face and making it look like he had been out in the sun too long, and his hair resembles a bad dye job. In this picture he is a bit farther out of the tube, so it isn't as bad, but I still had to edit out some of the red. Now, skin tone is SO hard to get right, and with my computer issues, I'm not sure how it really looks. Does the second picture look weird to you, or am I on the right track? I'm buying a way too expensive monitor calibrator which should correct the problem, but until then, please let me know if anything looks...weird.

Before edit


After the edit

2 comments:

Caitlin Dee said...

Wow, you did a great job with that! I'm impressed. Usually if I come across a picture like that I just "reject" (CS4) it and move on:)

Courtney B said...

agreed.
will you edit my photos?

hahaha... just kidding.

it looks good.