Skin Tone Issues, Need Serious Help.

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cadet superstar New Member • Posts: 5
Skin Tone Issues, Need Serious Help.
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Hello, I have never posted here before but I did not know where to turn so forgive me if this is not the right place. For the past year I have edited and re-edited my shoots and if there is one thing that frustrates me it is skin tones. I have read countless articles from RGB numbers to automation in Capture One, to gradient maps and I just can't do it. I can't tell if the skin looks too red or too pink or what I am doing wrong. If anyone could please give me some advice I would really appreciate it. I feel painfully stuck because I am afraid of posting and looking like an amaeture because the skin tones are off, I feel like I cannot see them. Below is the  same image. The first is the original image. Then the other two are adjustments I made.

original image: RGB 246, 189, 169

I opened this image in Lightroom and adjusted the temp to -7 and the tint to -2

in Lightroom did temp -7 and tint -2: RGB 213, 190, 174

I opened the same image above in photoshop and I added a selective color layer and adjusted the red settings to get this:

RGB 211, 192, 173

I am driving myself crazy.

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