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Colourisation - Did it work?

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Old 10-05-2005, 05:25 PM
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Colourisation - Did it work?

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Old 10-05-2005, 05:48 PM
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I'm not an expert on colourization but I do have my own thoughts on it and I genuinely like what you have done with your picture.

I only have problems with the repaired portions of the photograph, the cracks and the blemishes on her leg. The repair work seems somewhat flat on her leg and just a little out of alignment on the brick work. Hard to do with so many straight lines to deal with.

My advice on the leg would be to add a little noise on the portion that was repaired and perhaps a little shading so it looks as round as the rest of the leg.

Those are my 2¢CAD.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:07 PM
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The coloring is nicely done.
However, the colors you've used, aside from the skin, which looks good to me, do not look natural (to me). Maybe it's a guy thing, as I notice that men pick some odd colors. I hope I don't get flamed for that, it's just a personal observation.
There seems to be a predomance of magenta and greenish yellow, as seen in the two most prominent objects the girl's dress and the steps. Almost as if you only had a few colors to choose from. There doesn't seem to be the subtle variations of color (if you've selected and filled with color, that could be the cause).
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:47 PM
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I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I have to agree with Vikki in a lot of instances. Probably also being a culprit I've tried to do something a bit more balanced..not sure if I succeeded. Perhaps a bit too much cyan in the skin?


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Old 10-05-2005, 11:15 PM
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A few changes (not necessarily everyone's taste)
I changed the bars from green to gray, and I thought they took to much attention being green.
Changed the other children's clothing for much the same reason.
Added color variations to the steps.
Added a more girlie pink to the dress.
Changed her hair color to a warmer brown.
Changed the color of the shadow under her dress.
Little odds and ends.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:01 AM
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I think your project was a success. Well done. Everybody has their own idea on the proper color of things but hey it looks pretty real to me.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:15 AM
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Glen, I think you've got a good eye for detail when coloring. Just a matter of applying that same eye to the colors themselves. It might help to look over color snapshots or paintings. Use the color eyedropper tool to sample different objects from those images, you'll be surprised by the color readouts.

"I tend to use too limited a pallet and go for wholesale colouring of large areas to save myself some work."
You're not alone, I would say 90% of people do the same thing.
I think if you do that bit of extra work, you'll have some awesome colorings.
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