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Aperture 3 Tutorial | Adjusting Skin Tones

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The discussion groups on flickr are a great place to make friends, learn lots of neat stuff and share tips and tricks about what ever tickles your fancy. I have been hanging around the Aperture discussion group these past couple of weeks and have received some great suggestions on new tutorial ideas for Aperture. I ran across a post specifically asking for help with skin tones. As usual lots of people jumped in and gave the person asking for help loads of ideas, tips and methods for fixing her images. I thought that this might be a great opportunity to kill two birds with one photo. I contacted the user about obtaining one of her photos with the hopes of helping her through the skin tone issue and also, as an added benefit, sharing the video to help others. I was kindly given permission and so below is the final result of my adjustments and methods for correcting the image.

I mentioned it in the video and I want to drive it home as well here. There are a lot of methods and ways of adjusting or correcting skin tones. The methods that I am offering were chosen because they are fairly easy to use and pretty effective. They are not the only methods nor will they work 100% of the time. There are so many variables to take into account that there will be times that these tips will simply not get you to where you want/need to be. The nice thing is that, if nothing else, the techniques in this tutorial can help you develop your own method of applying adjustments that work for your situation. Remember, the adjustments to your photos in aperture never actually affect the original image so it is always possible to start over again or simply remove one adjustment that is not working for you.

So, with that said, enjoy the video and feel free to comment or ask questions here or in the flickr discussion group. And as always.. watch in HD for the best quality.

**NOTE** The audio is a tad bit loud, make sure you turn your speakers down. 

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