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de-greened dogs 2
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Doug Colwell


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Deleted the blue channel, did levels with masks while looking at red channel, then the green (used the masks to diminish the purple haze around the edges). Changed to grayscale, then rgb and deleted the magenta channel. Went back to the original image and desaturated, levelled, and usm'd at 20-50-0. I copied this and pasted on my working pic and did an alt-mask so I could paint in some sharpness here and there. Dodged and burned until the once purple haze was gone, cloned a few specs, cleaned up the edges and added a drop shadow. I don't remember the sixties or what colour they were, so I had to wait for the colour submissions to get a rough idea.

Re-submitted with selective sharpening and smoothing (masked neat image) on dogs faces, spaniel's hair, and parts of pillow.
· Date: 8/20/2004 · Views: 6771 · Filesize: 50.5kb, 195.0kb · Dimensions: 800 x 628 ·
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
8/20/2004 3:34am

Great restoration and coloring Doug,

Like the coloring on the face of the top dog.
Excellent work on the pillow and curtain.
The strong light and shadow between the dogs looks perfect to me.
Best color job I've seen in a long while.

Matt
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
8/20/2004 4:32am

Doug this is spot on (except I think the curtains were blue). Absolutely outstanding work. Simply awsome. Great explanation too.

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FrannyMae

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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8/20/2004 5:19am

Very natural color! Every bit of it looks natural. Great explanation, too!
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dslinger

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Registered: February 2004
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8/20/2004 8:22am

Wonderful job! the only that stands out to me is their noses- they look a bit blurry, probably only because everything else looks so good I was going to submit mine, but after seeing these I think I just changed my mind hee hee.

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steve glomski

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Registered: June 2004
Location: Chester UK
8/20/2004 1:00pm

Doug,fantastic attention to details,awesome job.
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
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8/20/2004 2:07pm

Thanks Matt, Tim, FrannyMae, Donna and Steve. Matt, my spaniel looks a bit dingy compared to yours - you did wonders with colours and highlighting (especially the ear). Tim, I was racked with guilt after copying yours and Matt's colour scheme, so I tried to cover my tracks with the curtain. Donna, I fiddled with nose highlights and edge sharpening, but the result seemed a bit unnatural - finally resorted to good old neat image as described above which, I think, helps with the nose blur.
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pjb

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Casselberry, Florida
Posts: 74
8/20/2004 10:13pm

Are you sure you didn't go and take the picture? Just kidding!! This is an outstanding job. Even down to the trees in the window. Wonderful job.

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Doug Colwell
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8/21/2004 3:40pm

Thank you pjb.
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
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8/23/2004 4:32am

heh heh, I love your honesty Doug..............There's nothing wrong with stealing ideas..............is there? When I look again I notice that you really captured the skirting board (right, behind dog) and the different carpet textures perfectly.

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dslinger

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8/23/2004 10:49pm

wow, dead on Doug...the noses look great

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LilDebi
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Registered: February 2004
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8/26/2004 4:11pm

Doug this is amazing! Like PJB said, I think you just went and took another picture! I am going to try this one, but I don't hold out much hope...
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Doug Colwell
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8/28/2004 12:12am

Thank you Tim, Donna and LilDebi - your comments are much appreciated.
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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Australia
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9/14/2004 4:03am

Wonderful work - I cannot find fault at all. Colours look very natural.

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Neve

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9/14/2004 4:03am

Wonderful work - I cannot find fault at all. Colours look very natural.

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Doug Colwell
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9/14/2004 10:13am

Thanks Neve.
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