When you’ve done a shoot and have hundreds of shots to trawl through, you need a quick way to get the skin tone the right brighness on your subject.
It’s not straightforward enough to use Auto Settings – that will take account of the background as well as the
Here’s an unedited shot of Brad – the lighting’s pretty cool, but I’m, not sure whether his skin’s right or not.
In general, Caucasian skin will be at +1EV (other skin tones vary so this may not work with
After this tweak, we now know that Brad’s face is at the correct brightness, and can continue to do whatever edits we like – but this is a great start point!
Here’s how it’s done….