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10/22/2012 01:30:31 PM · #1
I'm having a really difficult time processing this image. I want the colors to pop and I want the image to be very warm and scream "fall" -- but without ruining skin tones. Please take your best shot at processing this image and post the result as well as the steps you took!

Image SOOC: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qluy48zyqv2sg6/20121021-_MG_9727.jpg

Edit: Here is the entire set processed -- //photosfromdad.com/goodbye-summer/

Message edited by author 2012-10-24 14:56:55.
10/22/2012 01:32:19 PM · #2
I've got some ideas of what to do with it, but I need some plugins that are on my home computer.
10/22/2012 01:34:01 PM · #3
would you happen to have it in the original format or is jpg it?
10/22/2012 01:36:33 PM · #4
i'll take a shot when i get home tonight.
10/22/2012 01:40:52 PM · #5
Originally posted by Devinder:

would you happen to have it in the original format or is jpg it?


I have the RAW file but for times sake just wanted people to do a quickie on it so posted a web res version...
10/22/2012 01:42:31 PM · #6
ah i gotchya. Much like the others, I was gonna go home and then mess around.

Ps: i like your portfolio. Good stuff in there

Message edited by author 2012-10-22 13:43:05.
10/22/2012 01:43:34 PM · #7
Originally posted by kgeary:

Originally posted by Devinder:

would you happen to have it in the original format or is jpg it?


I have the RAW file but for times sake just wanted people to do a quickie on it so posted a web res version...

Seems like a simple tweak of the temperature on the RAW file would fix it. I tweaked the Hue and was going to undo the skin with the history brush but then noticed the original skin was blue-ish, so I left it with the hue adjustment on the overall pic.

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10/22/2012 01:45:28 PM · #8
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by kgeary:

Originally posted by Devinder:

would you happen to have it in the original format or is jpg it?


I have the RAW file but for times sake just wanted people to do a quickie on it so posted a web res version...

Seems like a simple tweak of the temperature on the RAW file would fix it. I tweaked the Hue and was going to undo the skin with the history brush but then noticed the original skin was blue-ish, so I left it with the hue adjustment on the overall pic.

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I did almost the same. duplicate layer> Used topaz adjust 5 toned collection sepia II. then erased the layer overlaying the skin... but it had a blueish tint, so I stopped.
10/22/2012 01:46:46 PM · #9
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by kgeary:

Originally posted by Devinder:

would you happen to have it in the original format or is jpg it?


I have the RAW file but for times sake just wanted people to do a quickie on it so posted a web res version...

Seems like a simple tweak of the temperature on the RAW file would fix it. I tweaked the Hue and was going to undo the skin with the history brush but then noticed the original skin was blue-ish, so I left it with the hue adjustment on the overall pic.

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So what was your final temperature and hue?

Message edited by author 2012-10-22 13:47:01.
10/22/2012 01:52:09 PM · #10
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did some levels, added some color, some more red, + added contrast
10/22/2012 01:52:55 PM · #11
Here's some theory crafting it.

burn some highlights, add a top heavy vignete, ramp up temp slightly, then play around with the color channels to isolate certain pops and then maybe mask out some skintones at varying opacities.
10/22/2012 02:04:26 PM · #12
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Opened JPG file in Adobe Camera Raw:

Exp = -0.50
Shadow = +18
Highlight = -100
Temp = +23
Clarity = +33

Then in CS6 with Nik Viveza I gave a smidge more structure and warmth to it.
10/22/2012 02:07:53 PM · #13
Originally posted by kgeary:

So what was your final temperature and hue?

Sorry - I meant Color Adjustment:

Midtones: +50, 0, -25
Highlights: +20, 0, 0
Shadows: +20, 0, -20

(approximate - I had to redo it to see what I did)

eta:
...obviously that wasn't the first editing process that came to mind.

Message edited by author 2012-10-22 14:12:52.
10/22/2012 03:04:26 PM · #14
Here's what I did:

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Open in CS5
Duplicate Layer
Auto Tone
Topaz Adjust 5: Vibrant Collection: Autumn
Topaz Detail 2: Edge Softener
Merge Layers
10/22/2012 03:12:01 PM · #15
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Gave it a shot...hard to pull the oranges out well and I think it may be a little too green...

Message edited by author 2012-10-22 16:02:47.
10/22/2012 03:40:41 PM · #16
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Too many steps I will post if anyone is interested though.
10/22/2012 04:00:39 PM · #17
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I know not everyone is a fan of actions, but I am. On this, I used the Warm and Cozy action on the image, and then brushed Mr. Fix-it on the people. I could run Warm and Cozy again, but I didn't want it to look too over the top. (Those actions are from Yellow Sky Actions.)
10/22/2012 05:18:56 PM · #18
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Went with a warmer tone.
6 minutes in Lightroom with a quick edit. A little green in skin tones.
Mostly evening out the exposure from top to bottom.
10/22/2012 09:25:03 PM · #19
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I went with something that highlighted the relationship, but still showed the Fall colors.

It's really a beautiful shot. Not many edits could ruin it. LOL!

Beautiful!
10/23/2012 01:11:23 AM · #20
Hi everyone! I have been a lurker for some time. This is my attempt.

Oh I guess I am not allowed to post pictures as I am new. When is this restriction removed? When you pay the membership fee, or when you post enough to be worthy? =P

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Here is another version: rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/16075000/16075023_3320.jpg

Maybe a site moderator can fix link if this works. Thanks Art!

Beautiful picture btw kgeary! Thanks for letting us play with it!

Message edited by author 2012-10-23 08:15:05.
10/23/2012 01:28:10 AM · #21
Originally posted by Kenght:

Hi everyone! I have been a lurker for some time. This is my attempt.

Oh I guess I am not allowed to post url's =( Maybe I can sneak it in anyways somehow.

rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/16075000/16075019_3c05.jpg

add (//) in front of link

Maybe a site moderator can fix link if this works.

Welcome to DPC! Here ya go...
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10/23/2012 03:00:46 AM · #22
My quick effort:
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10/23/2012 03:57:13 AM · #23
hmm
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10/23/2012 04:02:33 AM · #24
this is fun!
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10/23/2012 05:23:40 AM · #25
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