RetouchPRO

Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

  Home · Search · Register  

Home » Challenges » Restoration Challenges » Restoration Challenge #61 « Previous image · Next image »
« more ·
1GreatWillard1.jpg
<<
6045uncle_in_NY.jpg
<
6048GreatUncleByTheLake_copy.jpg
·
9474Uncle-Willard-in-Cornwall.jpg
>
72573_Great_Uncle.jpg
>>
· more »

6048GreatUncleByTheLake_copy
Great Uncle at Lake Robenson
View Smaller Image

Photo Details
Morleyuwm



Junior Member

Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
users gallery
When I saw this challenge I thought it would be easy…. Ya right.


My goal was to create an image that maintained the character of an old photo, and looked natural with the lighting.


First I found a winter image with diffuse lighting and loaded it as a background.


Then I did a cut and paste of the man into the foreground


Created a hue/saturation layer and reduce the saturation to zero to get a B&W image.


Added a curves layer to adjust the background. It needed to be toned down some.


Created an overlay layer behind the man and painted in a shadow on the rail


Put another overlay layer in front of the man and painted out some of the bright highlights along the edge of his jacket and pants.


Used healing and clone brushes to do some clean up.


As an artistic after thought I added another overlay layer and created a light area, in the sky, around his head to draw attention to his face.


Merge the visible layers into a new layer and adjusted the color using hue/saturate with colorize selected to produce the final image
· Date: 1/24/2004 · Views: 7117 · Filesize: 26.9kb, 146.6kb · Dimensions: 800 x 600 ·
Additional Info
Keywords: Lake Uncle
Print View


Author
Thread  
Doug Colwell
Senior Member

Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
1/24/2004 3:56pm

What a great idea to use a railing to tie him in. Very nice integration of uncle and bg, and the sepia looks really good.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit Doug Colwell's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
TwinbNJ

Senior Member

Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
1/24/2004 5:09pm

Great idea to use the sepia. Very good detail - the add of the shadow on the rail is perfect! I like the BG used also.

------------------------------
-----------------------------
Jill
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit TwinbNJ's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Morleyuwm

Junior Member

Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
1/24/2004 9:19pm

Thank you I enjoyed doing this one. The background is a photo I took one morning on my way to work. It seldom snows in South Carolina, I couldn't resist the opportunity.

------------------------------
Morley
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Doug Nelson

Janitor

Registered: August 2001
Posts: 7,068
1/27/2004 7:29am

I really liked the touch provided by the shadow on the rail.

------------------------------
Learn by teaching
Take responsibility for learning
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit Doug Nelson's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Morleyuwm

Junior Member

Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
1/27/2004 1:55pm

Thank you. It amazes me how a detail, like the a bit of shadow, can make such a difference in the overall photo. In this case it seems to make the man part of the seen rater than a cutout added to it.

------------------------------
Morley
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Andrew
Junior Member

Registered: February 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3
2/12/2004 10:17am

I agree with the other critiques, nice job! I'm thinking that a bit more shadow just under the hat's brim and on the right side of his face would bump this grade from an A to an A+ : )
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit Andrew's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Morleyuwm

Junior Member

Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
2/12/2004 11:29pm

Thank you Andrew. You have a good eye for detail. This is just the kind of constructive commentary that will help us all do better work.

BTW I see that you are a new member, so from one new member to another, let me say welcome to the group.

Morley

------------------------------
Morley
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
vijayan

Member

Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
2/13/2004 12:16am

Very nice picture.. good treatment, and the overall look is very realistic..
Excccellent........

------------------------------
Thanks,

Vijayan
vijayan@nova-concepts.com
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Craig Walters

Senior Member

Registered: April 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
8/16/2005 3:37pm

very professional!

------------------------------
Craig

(primarily using paint shop pro photo xi)

This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  

Powered by: PhotoPost PHP vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2007 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved