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Doug Colwell


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Had all these selections, so I gave it a shot. Couldn't find much on the internet as far as uniform color for the time period but the blue piping on white pants was mentioned, and I saw one colorized pic with a bluish visor cap.

Found another reference that suggested khaki so I re-submitted. Less saturation on blue window. Tweaked skin-tones.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
4/4/2004 8:54am

Succesfully coloring a photo this old is damn hard.
This looks good and I like the khaki color uniforms.
Only one small thing, I think the blue window glass
looks a bit over-saturated in relation to the rest of the photo.

Like that tree - but only in color.

Matt
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
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4/4/2004 12:23pm

Thanks Matt, you were right about the window (wasn't as noticeable when the boys were blue). As for the tree... I couldn't decide what to do with it so I left it for 'posterity'.
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Marc

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Registered: January 2004
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4/4/2004 2:34pm

Woah, cool bananas!
Except from the skin tones it could go almost for a real color picture.
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Doug Colwell
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4/4/2004 7:11pm

Thanks Marc. You were right, I did some more research and discovered that they didn't have orange tanning cream in 1904 Africa. Tweaked the skin-tones as best I could (this color stuff is still over my head). I noticed too how filthy the bottle guy's pants are, but I'm sure Matt will wash and iron them if he colors your pic.
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Flora

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4/5/2004 7:21am

WOW.... Great!

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Doug Colwell
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4/6/2004 12:02am

Thanks Flora.
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creartist1971
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Registered: April 2004
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4/19/2004 2:41pm

hi,

this is amazing...
Where is the tutorial for it:-)?? *grin*
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
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4/19/2004 8:52pm

Thank you creartist1971. Here's my tutorial, (which includes everything I know about colorizing). Select, new layer, mode colorize, paint-bucket and adjust hue/saturation and opacity.
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
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8/3/2004 5:54am

Through my eyes, I can only say this is simply outstanding. Awesome stuff. I've never tried the colour mode.....I'm going to give it a go now. Thanks for the tip.

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Doug Colwell
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8/4/2004 11:47pm

Thank you Timbo.
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E Berlin
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Registered: May 2007
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5/14/2007 11:44am

Why not just call it "Afrakhaki?"
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Doug Colwell
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5/14/2007 7:52pm

Done.
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