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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Correcting Flesh Tones for Photos Going to Press

If the photos you’re correcting are destined for a printing press, rather than just a color printer (i.e., they’ll appear in a brochure, print ad, catalog, flyer, etc.), you have to compensate for how the inks react with one another on a printing press. Without compensating, you can almost guarantee that all the people in your photos will look slightly sunburned. Here’s a technique that lets you correct flesh tone “by the numbers” to get perfect skin tones every time.

Step One.
When it comes to getting proper flesh tones on press, you’re going to be concerned mainly with the relationship between ...

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