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Vicki Tinted
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Shalford


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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
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With a lot of colorizations appearing, I have given this one a go.
I wouldn’t mind a few pointers as this is not my cup of tea.
· Date: 10/2/2004 · Views: 5281 · Filesize: 31.7kb, 208.6kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1057 ·
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
10/2/2004 4:18pm

Steve:

Very nice job on the colorization!. I would suggest that you reduce the red on the left cheek. Is the grass that yellow in England?

Alan
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
10/2/2004 4:43pm

Alan: Thanks - your always constructive with your suggestions.

So... Greener grass and not so red cheek!

Cheers

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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
10/2/2004 6:21pm

Steve, this one is a beauty! It's great to see new color versions.

That earlier challenge with the hair problem gave you the skills
to do a great job on Vicki's hair.

Arms legs and background look great to me.
There's plenty of yellow grass in Australia!

Good work on the clothing. I like the way you have colored the zigzag pattern and the color has not bled through to the white.
Can I stretch the friendship and ask how you did this.

Ok now for the pointers you asked for -
If this were my work I would be chuffed. But there are two
minor modifications I would make before submitting.
1. Compared to sky and dress Vicki's face seems a little too grainy.
I would reduce the grain a little. Not too much.
2. With such strong colors in the sky and dress I would add a richer color
to the eyeballs and some red to the lips (not darkening them)
I just feel that extra color in the eyes and lips would blend better
with the dress and sky. This is just icing on the cake stuff.

Best Wishes
Matt
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FrannyMae

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 92
10/3/2004 11:29am

Steve, a really nice effort! Good choice of colors, too. I do agree with Matt that a little more color in the eyes/mouth would help them "pop" against that beautiful background, but that's a minor thing. Great work!
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
10/3/2004 12:10pm

Matt:

Thanks – It’s exactly these sort of constructive comments that hopefully enable us to become better at restoration.

I have followed your ideas – whether enough or too much I’m not sure.

In my case I tend to look at my own submissions and not see what other people see.
You need someone else’s eyes to find the bits that are wrong. I’m extremely grateful for your help.

As to the lines on the dress. –
This is embarrassing; all I did was paint on the lines.
When I had flattened the image, the dress looked dull,
so I duplicated the layer and painted with the brush set to colour. Zoomed in real close after and rubbed out any overflow. Pretty amateur I know.

Having just uploaded the latest version, it seems to lose it's sparkle from my computer to here !!! - Strange.

Cheers Steve.


FrannyMae :

Thanks for the comments.

I've just made the changes, but as I said to Matt, I can't see a lot of difference. - Or are my glasses dirty ???

Thanks again FrannyMae.

" Come on where's your coloured version ? "

All the best

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newtonwayne
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Registered: September 2004
Location: Forney Texas
Posts: 10
10/4/2004 9:42pm

Steve I thank it looks great
When you decided to paint in the details.
You were grabbing the bull By the horns!
I have looked at a lot of your photos and I like your style.
Can you imagine Micheangelos wife SAYING!

(Mike how long is going to take you to Paint that darn ceiling.)

Wayne
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Shalford
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Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
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10/5/2004 6:15am

Wayne thankyou very much for those comments.

I've had a look at your submissions - having joined this september, you sure didn't pick the easy ones to start!

I don't know whether I take the bull by the horns, I just work in a muddle - no set pattern or rules. One thing I do, that I find makes things easier sometimes, is to increase the resolution of the challenge to make it easier to work on.

I think with the way I work The Sistine Chapel wouldn't be finished yet.

All the best

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newtonwayne
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Registered: September 2004
Location: Forney Texas
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10/7/2004 11:09pm

Good ideal to increase the resolution,
THINK I WILL TRY THAT. Thanks Wayne
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Shalford
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Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
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10/8/2004 4:06pm

Wayne

Please be aware if you increase the resolution, the file size will be much larger and then possibly slow things down in photoshop.
But it could be well worth it.

Thanks again for your comments

Cheers

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