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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Quick Skin Tone Fix

In photos of people, the most important thing is that the skin tone looks good. That’s because it’s really hard for someone looking at your photo to determine if the grass is exactly the right shade of green or if the sky is the right shade of blue; but if the skin tone is off, it sticks out like a sore thumb (which would be red if it were really sore). Here’s a quick fix to get your skin tones patched up in a hurry:

Step One:

Open an image in which the skin looks like it has a specific color cast to it. In this example, because of the lighting and the time of day, the girls’ skin has a very bluish color to it. We’ll want to add more yellow, since yellow will counteract the blue color (they’re opposites on a color wheel), ...

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