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    The skillz are better, but the tone of the feet is way way off.
    The original tone is far superior imo. This tone looks unnatural and unflattering...(sorry)
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    I was thinking the same thing as Marko. I prefer the tones in the original. In the processed ones the feet look too dark to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko View Post
    The skillz are better, but the tone of the feet is way way off.
    The original tone is far superior imo. This tone looks unnatural and unflattering...(sorry)
    I agree with the tone being too dark but I have always thought the original was too light, washed out with all the white in the clothing and blanket

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    Washed out? washed out is a term we use for whites that have lost detail..... If it looks bright to you, I would be willing to bet that your monitor is way way too bright.
    The original foot on my calibrated monitor is a mid-tone. Nothing about it is washed out at all...it's grey.

    I gotta ask...what's the natural skin tone of this baby (Light, mid or dark skinned?)
    Only if the baby is dark skinned should the feet be darker in tone than the tone in the original...imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko View Post
    Washed out? washed out is a term we use for whites that have lost detail..... If it looks bright to you, I would be willing to bet that your monitor is way way too bright.
    The original foot on my calibrated monitor is a mid-tone. Nothing about it is washed out at all...it's grey.

    I gotta ask...what's the natural skin tone of this baby (Light, mid or dark skinned?)
    Only if the baby is dark skinned should the feet be darker in tone than the tone in the original...imo.
    I never thought about my monitor on this 5 year old laptop. On my screen, in the original image, I cannot see all the fine lines in her feet (other than the main, big crease). The baby is a week old in this picture (my niece). She is fair skin, blue eyes,blond hair.

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    Wow Marko, you are very correct! I have logged on with my iPad, the original is better than I thought. This site is gonna put me in the poor house. Now I got to buy a new computer!!!!!

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    No prob, that's why they pay me the big bucks

    You probably don't need a new computer, you just need to calibrate the one you have.

    Here's a search from our site on monitor calibration, I recommend you take a look at a few of those threads. You'll also note a podcast done with Joe Brady - He's fab. I suggest u take a listen.
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    Nice lassooing but wouldn't it be easier to just make a global change?

    Here's a version of the 1st image. All I've done is adjust the curves in Lightroom. It took, literally, 2 seconds.

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    For what it's worth, I agree with Marko's comments about the darkness. I only read page two after editing this photo, oops. So I'll post it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughton View Post
    Nice lassooing but wouldn't it be easier to just make a global change?

    Here's a version of the 1st image. All I've done is adjust the curves in Lightroom. It took, literally, 2 seconds.


    For what it's worth, I agree with Marko's comments about the darkness. I only read page two after editing this photo, oops. So I'll post it anyway
    Thanks for all the advice. What I was basically doing here was playing around with Gimp (I am a better photographer than a photo editor, and that ain't saying much )

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    OK, I tried the other way, colorize the feet. This is about as close as I can get. Her feet are alittle orange


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