The only way I can think to do this is, once you've got marching ants of the skin tones, use the Select>Save Selection menu option. Then, go back to selecting the skin using the top option in the color range box, getting all the areas you seem to have missed. When you have that, go back to Save Selection - but use ADD to channel and choose the channel you'd made for the first skin tone selection. That will result in a saved selection that has your initial selection AND the stuff you choose to have. Then, Load THAT resulting selection, and copy those pixels to a new layer, or use a layer mask on a duplicate layer. Hope that makes sense.
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It’s very rare that any selection tool is going to be 100% perfect on any photo, and that includes color range selections. I recommend using the quick mask mode to fix the selection with a brush. You could do this very quickly and easy.
1. Make the selection
2. Enter quick mask with the ‘Q’ key
3. paint the quick mask to clean it up
4. Return to the selection with ‘Q’ key
You could do the same kind of selection edit in the Select and Mask workspace. I’m old school and think Quick Mask is probably faster for this type of masking.
Apologies I should have said that this will be part of an automated action. It is the old problem of some actions working well for some images but I cant get an action working for all images. The problem areas are the young childrens faces as they are naturally fairer than adults.
So I need a solution that does not require painting masks.
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There are limits to what you can automate. Anything involving local adjustments or selections will probably not come out as you expected, simply because they relate to specific image content but the action doesn't. An action only deals with absolutes.
What you can do is tick the "dialog" icon in the action step. This stops the action and lets you do whatever you need to do, then hit enter and the action continues.