Can any of you help me with D1X flesh tones?
I have purchased Nikon digital (last October) and have been so impressed with it. The D1X has just about allowed me to part with my medium format gear. So impressive in so many ways. I use bibble 2.99 and photoshop 6.0. All my skin tones, even with NFL game action is, well paistie. I just can't seem to get the warm flesh tones that I want. I have done minor curve adjustment, added some yellow and red increased local contrast. Still don't have it. I realize, the question that I've asked is complex, and heavily dependant on me having the digital experience to understand the answer, but please try if you would. Thanks so much!
#2. "RE: Can any of you help me with D1X flesh tones?" | In response to Reply # 0danyroth Registered since 25th Mar 2002Mon 25-Mar-02 12:34 PM
I find that the most important issue, is WB settings.
Your choice of White Balance determine the Colors you get.
If you like your colors warmer, dial in a compenstation for the WB.
Another option is the Hue Adjustment you can make the colors warmer there!
#3. "RE: Can any of you help me with D1X flesh tones?" | In response to Reply # 0daveb Registered since 21st Mar 2002Mon 25-Mar-02 03:38 PM
I was noticing this not as much on the screen, but after I got the prints back from Ofoto. Some of the shots make the skin look downright plastic. I haven't tried altering the red curve yet as you have, but I'm headed that direction next.
The other thing I'm noticing about ofoto is how the greys generally turn out darker on the print than on the screen (with Adobe working space). I've just found the Ofoto color space file from jetcityorange, so that's going into my next round of prints to see how they turn out.
#4. "RE: Can any of you help me with D1X flesh tones?" | In response to Reply # 3AlanC Basic MemberMon 25-Mar-02 05:21 PM
Just a suggestion - have you got your monitor calibrated with Adobe Gamma (or something better)? That can really help if you're seeing differences between the on-screen images and the final prints.