[BLOG | RAMBLES] Behind the Scenes: Twyla Review Photo Adjustments

My Haunted Twyla review was the first time I ever tried to use any sort of lighting in my pictures. My work room is unfortunately too dark in general for any good pictures, hence why I had to try lighting. Of course, the lighting didn’t come out perfect. I ended up having to do some colour adjustments in Photoshop, which is more or less the second time I’ve ever had to do something like that. I expect to be doing it more in the future.

I first started the file by opening up the original photo in Photoshop.

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As you can see, the colours are kind of blah. I mean, they’re not terrible; they just don’t reflect the colours properly. I’m going to blame my lack of good lighting. (I was using one desk lamp plus the room’s actual lighting; it’s not that good.)

I then open up the “Levels” option and hit “Auto” to fix the colours. I don’t always do that, but I found for photos such as these, it works quite well. I first figured that out with the Kiyomi review.

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Once that was completed, I opened the “Colour Balance” menu. I needed to fix their colouring, since both of them are pretty off from their actual colours thanks to the lighting.

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I upped the Cyan the most, with a bit of the Magenta. It seemed to work really well for me.

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The colours, to me, are now more accurate to the actual dolls. That weird yellowish tint is gone and their colours are more vibrant.

I used different settings for each image, which I think was dependent on the lighting. Overall, I’m happy with the results. I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to show Twyla’s colours correctly, especially since they’re so beautiful. I’m glad I got to!

I’m not really sure if this will help anyone (probably not), but if it does…sweet. Have fun!

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