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How can I match the foreground face to the surrounding faces? I tried a couple of color matching techniques, both Photoshop built-in and manual, but I suspect there is more than just the color to be matched (I also played with exposure and levels).

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    Problem here isn't really color, it's lighting. The background men are all lit form the a distance off to the left. The added man is lit closely directly from the front. You can't easily correct different lighting. Match the color perfectly and the lighting is still going to make the added image look added.
    – Scott
    Sep 19, 2016 at 18:27

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Try using a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer. The mans face is a little too yellow and bright. He has highlights on his face that other people in that photo do not have.

Example Hue/Saturation settings:

Hue: -13

Saturation: -6

Lightness -8

I used a mask on the adjustment layer so it only effects the man in the fronts face. You can also use curves and a layer mask to even out the contrast on the mans face.

layers panel



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