First up is my SOOC. (shot in the shade, so it's super "blue")
Next is my "fixed" version. I know I bumped the exposure a bit, probably adjusted the white balance using LR and Warm it Up Kris TRA action, and slapped TRA O Snap on it. I knew how to adjust the opacity of the whole action, but not the individual layers. I thought it looked pretty good. ;-)
Funny, I couldn't see then that this version is still WAY TOO BLUE.
So, here's how I would edit it today. The biggest thing I'm currently learning is how to color adjust (white balance, etc.) using Curves adjustments to make my skin tones correct "by the numbers". On this version, I cloned out the drippy nose; lightened ever so slightly the under eye shadows; massively adjusted the white balance using Curves; bumped the midtones using Curves; slapped O Snap on it (some things don't change!); and sharpened with TRA Ninja.
I can only hope that this time next year, I will have improved as much again as I have this last year!! You know what one of the biggest catalysts for my learning has been?: working on I Heart Faces Fix it Fridays! I'm so grateful to Amy and Angie for allowing me the privilege of participating as a contributor. Each "fix" pushes me to grow and learn and stretch in my abilities. I highly recommend ANYONE checking out Fix it Fridays. Play along and learn and grow and stretch :-). Also, if you're really looking to fasttrack jump your abilities to the next level, perhaps consider attending I Heart Faces workshop in Dallas in November...