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Skin tones issues

Hello there, I am desperate for help as I have ( hopefully ) manipulated a setting on my 20 D that has created a huge problem with skin tones. No details in the highlights at all. Have bracketed with WB and have attemped to adjust temp an dhave made it worse. Last Senior Portrait I did was possibly irretrievable. Please provide a reference for me to reset the camera as it waswhen I bought it.I started adjusting because face were too yellow.


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Re: skin tones issues

Hi there dont worry you can reset the 20d factory settings.go to menu scroll all the way down and you will see reset factory settings.this will put the settings back to normal for you.good luck.

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