Betty LaRue Posted July 25, 2014 Share Posted July 25, 2014 As some of you may know since I've mentioned it before, I've been shooting vintage jewelry with my Nikon D800 in a light tent, or out of the light tent but with soft boxes. (just got a $2,000 advance last week). I've run into this problem several times. I shoot a piece that is a shade of light purple, and when I load it into Photoshop, the color is light blue. I set the jewelry on my desk as I develop the images, so I can be sure to get the color right. I may have 10-20 pieces scattered around. One day, as I looked at the image on my screen, a beautiful blue piece, I begin hunting for that piece to compare. I couldn't find it. Looked and looked. Finally I found it by shape and detail. Uh oh, it was purple. No wonder I couldn't find that beautiful blue piece. Yesterday, I worked on a piece that had dark purple stones in the middle with two-deep light purple smaller stones around the edge. I got purple in the middle and blue on the edges. It was quite lovely, but WRONG! What the heck is going on? I color correct with the white balance tool, and have use the eyedroppers in levels, but I still get blue for purple. What can I do to combat this? Is it the camera? I know purple is made up of blue and red channels, somehow the camera is reading the blue on certain shades but not the red. Again, what can I do to fix it? Betty Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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