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Chapter 16. Color Balancing and Adjustme... > Removing Unwanted Border and Making ...

Removing Unwanted Border and Making Basic Color Correction

Obviously, the subject of this image is the girl. Did the photographer succeed in making this point obvious? Not really. The background and the girl's blouse overwhelm the subject in this portrait. In a “conventional” portrait, the key elements are the subject's eyes and lips. Okay, let's concede that the jewelry in this particular context also has a part to play, but only as a secondary role.

In this exercise, you're going to make some basic corrections to the color in the CoverGirlStart image. This exercise begins, however, with some adjustments to straighten the image by eliminating the black line at the bottom and right side of the picture.


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