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Indian Bride - Exclampt
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ExclamPt



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Registered: January 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 92
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This is my first submission to RetouchPro, a wonderful Internet site. This challenge caught my attention because I love Edward Curtis' photos and my wife works with American Indians in this region.

I used PS 7. For me, this was an exercise in selection. I made an alpha channel for each color, using the pen tool to select the objects for that color. In cases where an object was adjacent to an object already done, I overlapped selections then subtracted the selection already done in order to get a clean edge.

I then colorized each channel using color blend mode and varying opacity until I liked the effect.

In some cases, I varied the brightness of the original photo to create more even color or lighten areas.

I will be interested to hear what my wife's clients think of the color choices.

I did disobey orders and retouched the background. Sorry, but I couldn't resist.

This project took me quite awhile. There has to be a faster way! Any suggestions would be much apprectiated.
· Date: 4/6/2003 · Views: 8237 · Filesize: 55.4kb, 107.7kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1069 ·
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philbach

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Registered: March 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
Posts: 1,332
4/7/2003 6:26am

A very nice retouch. I agree with you that the background needs to be colored for completeness. I can't imagine a fast way of doing this project.

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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
4/7/2003 11:05am

Very good work. that brownish hair colour add something to the charector.


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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
4/7/2003 6:30pm

Wonderful job - the colors are very natural. This was a time project to say the least --- and what a choice for your FIRST sbumission! Hope to see more of your work.

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phili1

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Registered: March 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 237
4/11/2003 8:24pm

Its up there with the best, nice job.
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TwinANJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 117
4/11/2003 9:00pm

What a challange to submit as your first! I found this to be the hardest challanges I attempted. You did a beautiful submission and as my sister stated I look forward to seeing more of your work. Welcome to all of our addiction!

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ExclamPt

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Registered: January 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 92
4/12/2003 9:11am

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments. I will be less shy about submitting in the future.
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bmcollier
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Registered: July 2003
Location: Houston
8/1/2003 6:52pm

You did a great job here. I keep coming back to this one as one of my favorite on the whole site.
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mhkitty8880

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Registered: August 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
8/30/2006 12:12pm

Wow, that looks awesome! How did your wife's clients like the colors? I think it looks great! -Meg

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