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Baby Christening
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Jade


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Registered: May 2003
Posts: 21
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Many thanks to JoyceR for this photo! I enjoyed doing this one although I almost gave up when having a bit of trouble with the hands.

PSP7.04.

Copied image, closed original. Grayscaled.
Lots of cloning on robe and face. I came unstuck with the hands. Finally copied and pasted as new layers and softened/cloned slightly adding a small shadow to the baby's right hand.
After looking at other submissions and seeing one that showed up the lace-work on the robe beautifully - I wanted to try something similar. I had no idea how to approach it ... but eventually went to Colors/Adjust/Levels and fiddled with the settings to get a satisfactory result.
The cushions, I agree, were annoying so I selected them and filled with an overlay of lace - angled to left on one side, angled to the right on the other. Screened that layer to whiten. None of the natural shadowing from the folds showed through so...
Retouch Tool/Darken RGB/darkened areas on cushions where folds would be and then softened those parts. Softened all around the edges. Darkened areas also around the baby's head to look like natural indentations and softened again.
Selected armchair handles etc, copied and pasted as new layer and overlayed/Muliplied...sorry can't recall to give more clarity.
Selected floor areas, applied a layer of gray and overlayed reducing opacity.
Selected background and filled with a grayscale wood effect.
Selected arcs and filled with satin (grayscaled) fill to look like ribbon.
I worked in layers throughout.
Merged all.
Xero filters....grayscaled and lightened whole photo slightly.
The last thing on my mind was to “colourise” as I felt it would have detracted from the beautiful white robe.
This brought back pleasant memories of christenings in Scotland when we were given beautifully knitted Shetland wool shawls (knitted in a fine 1-ply) by family/friend for a christening day gift - photos were taken of the babies in their robes lying on those delicate shawls which were an off-white.
· Date: 5/24/2003 · Views: 6811 · Filesize: 34.0kb, 181.6kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1322 ·
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Opal

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Registered: May 2003
Location: South Australia
Posts: 23
5/25/2003 7:53am

Kudos, Jade...you did a fine job on not an easy task....I particularly liked how you handle the lace and made the lace overlay for the cushions...you have certainly put a lot into this.

Cheers
Opal

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Jade
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Registered: May 2003
Posts: 21
5/25/2003 6:19pm

I didn't mind putting time into this as I loved doing it! Thanks for the response Opal. You always learn something new as you go too.

Slainte
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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
6/4/2003 11:34am

Jade - I just down loaded this one to give it a try - I am very impressed with the detail you kept with the lace. You can see the amount of time you put into restoring this image - good job!

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