Match skin tone from one photo to another?

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Fri, 30 March 2007 14:59 Go to next message
DeanB (Photoshop begginer)
In PS CS2, can you take one photo, which is properly color-balanced,
measure the skin tone, and then balance another photo (of the same
person) by clicking on a similar area of skin and some kind of fix it
button? I know you can do this for an image if it has a grey card in
it.
Fri, 30 March 2007 15:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tony Blair (Photoshop expert)
"DeanB" <deanbrown3d@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In PS CS2, can you take one photo, which is properly color-balanced,
> measure the skin tone, and then balance another photo (of the same
> person) by clicking on a similar area of skin and some kind of fix it
> button? I know you can do this for an image if it has a grey card in
> it.

Try opening both images then:
Image > adjustments > match colour!!
Fri, 30 March 2007 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Joe (Photoshop expert)
"DeanB" <deanbrown3d@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In PS CS2, can you take one photo, which is properly color-balanced,
> measure the skin tone, and then balance another photo (of the same
> person) by clicking on a similar area of skin and some kind of fix it
> button?

I guess the answer is no else I (we) don't have some hard time dealing
with different skin-tones of photo with more than one person.

> I know you can do this for an image if it has a grey card in it.

Grey card may have some use (I don't use grey card) but it isn't the
answer, else I wouldn't go without it.

Well, I sure don't have the magical spell to give you except spending more
and more time learning more about Photoshop instead of hoping for miracle.
Learn to use

- Multiple Layers, Selective Color, Color Balance, Contrast, Masking etc..
(also try something like Temperature as it can help with skin-tone too).
Fri, 30 March 2007 22:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Russell (Photoshop expert)
"DeanB" <deanbrown3d@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In PS CS2, can you take one photo, which is properly color-balanced,
> measure the skin tone, and then balance another photo (of the same
> person) by clicking on a similar area of skin and some kind of fix it
> button? I know you can do this for an image if it has a grey card in
> it.

Hi Dean,

If you have CS2, try using the color matching function and see if that does
the trick. Otherwise, you can do it in any version of PS using the
following procedure:

Use the eyedropper info palette to read the color, write down the numbers,
and use curves to match the color in the other image. Try using both RGB
and Lab - if the color difference is spread evenly across the image as an
overall color tinge, Lab may give you a better result with less work.

Curvemeister has a pinning feature that allows you to do the same operation
more automatically. If you would like, I would consider using your two
images to write a tutorial on matching skin tones with Curvemeister.
--
Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com/forum/
Fri, 30 March 2007 23:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Philip Procter (Advanced Photoshop user)
Though obvious, I'm not sure why, but that doesn't work well for me. I
get better luck by selecting any area of skin and doing an average
blur. Use that to get your tone for a match color or to compare color
values.

Philip

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:52:42 +0100, "Harry Limey"
<harrylimey@inbox.com> wrote:

>
>"DeanB" <deanbrown3d@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:1175281170.009307.244370@n76g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>> In PS CS2, can you take one photo, which is properly color-balanced,
>> measure the skin tone, and then balance another photo (of the same
>> person) by clicking on a similar area of skin and some kind of fix it
>> button? I know you can do this for an image if it has a grey card in
>> it.
>
>Try opening both images then:
>Image > adjustments > match colour!!
>
Sun, 01 April 2007 14:29 Go to previous message
usenet (Photoshop expert)
DeanB <deanbrown3d@yahoo.com> wrote:

> In PS CS2, can you take one photo, which is properly color-balanced,
> measure the skin tone, and then balance another photo (of the same
> person) by clicking on a similar area of skin and some kind of fix it
> button? I know you can do this for an image if it has a grey card in
> it.

Personally, I'd open both images, convert both to LAB, find areas that
should be similar in both, measure those spots in the 'good' image using
the eyedropper color sampler tool, set similar sample points on the
'bad' image, and then change the A and B channels in a curve on the
'bad' image so the sampled numbers matched up. Then tweak.

But that's just me. I'm a little old-skool.
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