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Doug Colwell


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Straigtened and cropped. Did auto-levels (would really like to know why auto-levels works great on some colour pics (like this one) and crappy on others), then a bunch of selective levels/colour balance layers with alt-masks and white brush to paint adjustments in where I wanted them. Mucho cloning to remove red and white blotches, and some masked hue/saturation layers to try to even out the colour castes in a few areas. Did a 'neat image' filter with sharpening, and a masked usm applied on plants, facial features and body/clothing edges. Final auto-levels with 65% opacity.
· Date: 4/10/2005 · Views: 9187 · Filesize: 64.7kb, 189.0kb · Dimensions: 800 x 809 ·
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sukku
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Registered: December 2004
Location: India, Bangalore
Posts: 6
4/11/2005 2:51am

Very clean restore Doug. The straightening was a masterful touch. I guess most of us would have missed that, but now thanx to you, we wont I would have tried a white balance before i started messing around if only to get an idea of the original colors.
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philbach

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Registered: March 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
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4/11/2005 8:39am

Very nice. Attention to the many details. Colors nicely restored and not too intense and natural appearing. Sharpening appears to be right on. I know lots of time and effort went into your project.

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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
4/11/2005 10:38am

Fine work Doug,
The skin tones are spot on
and the whole photo has a great over all look.
Helpful comments? Sorry, cant think of any!

Matt
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kelvin
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Registered: September 2001
Location: Cornwall United Kingdom
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4/11/2005 2:45pm

Very Good i like it very much

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Doug Colwell
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4/11/2005 8:45pm

Thanks Sukku, Phil, Matt and Kelvin.
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cazubi

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Registered: February 2005
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4/14/2005 11:42am

Very nice restoration. Good color.

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Doug Colwell
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4/15/2005 11:27pm

Thank you Cathy.
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freddieanne

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4/19/2005 4:04pm

Well done, I think it's very natural looking, a very warm feel. Obviously lots of work went into this. :up:
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Doug Colwell
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4/19/2005 9:01pm

Thank you Annabel.
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David Bailey

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Registered: March 2005
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7/11/2005 7:50pm

This looks spot on to me.The warm shades really work and you must have spent a long time getting everything balanced.

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Doug Colwell
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7/12/2005 12:19am

Thanks David. It was that wall/railing/louvre thing that took the longest - and it's still kind of splotchy.
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Cassidy
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8/14/2005 9:49am

looks great and the detail..........

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Doug Colwell
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8/14/2005 10:55pm

Thanks Cassidy. This is the only challenge I've actually seen (years ago). Don't remember the family tho.
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marlenes
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Registered: December 2005
1/12/2006 8:49am

what is "neat image"? I've seen that on some other descriptions and I don't know what it is. Can anybody tell me about it?

I like the color here and the overall smooth look of the picture. Very well done.
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