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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Adjusting Skin Tones

You might be thinking that I'm going to give you some kind of magic formula for creating great skin tones (kind of like what I did with grays), but if I give you just one formula, then every skin tone in nature's vast diversity would look identical in your images! I'd much rather show you how to get a unique formula for each color of skin you might run across—Asian skin, olive skin, sun-burnt skin, fair skin, and all the different shades of black skin. Even better, we can do all that without trusting your monitor at all. (Of course, they will still look good on your screen, but unless you've calibrated your screen using a hardware device, then you shouldn't make critical decisions based on your screen image.)

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