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March 11th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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Hi ladies!

I need some help with skin tone. I am trying to edit some maternity photos and mom's face is a little red and harsh looking. I'd like to even it out and perhaps get rid of some of the red. I have access to Lightroom and Photoshop but I'm not sure of how exactly to do this... can anyone help? I don't want to post the picture because it's a maternity shot, and I only have permission to use it in my portfolio not posting it all over the net hehehehe. TIA for your help!

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March 12th, 2011, 06:09 AM
twoboys's Avatar photography co-host!!
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You could try going into selective color and playing with reds on a layer mask...

Usually lifting the curves a little will help too!

Youtube "removing red from face in photoshop" should bring up a few tutorials and help you further! There are just so many things you can do! Keep playing with it!

I found a good tutorial on youtube called "facial scrub in photoshop" that may help you eliminate some of the reds..

here you go!

YouTube - Facial scrub for even, glowing skin: Photoshop retouching
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March 12th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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I usually use an action from coffeeshop. It's called baby powder room, of course I use it on adults too, lol.

The CoffeeShop Blog: CoffeeShop Baby PowderRoom FREE PS/PSE Action!

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March 12th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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Thanks ladies, I'm going to be studying tonight hehehee

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March 12th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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I use powder room a lot too. I tend not to edit very much though.

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