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Old 10-06-2007, 03:22 PM
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Restoration and Colorization

I've been working on improving my colorization technique -- multi-toning skin in particular.

I also recently replaced a monitor. This looks great to me on both my monitors, though the new one is slightly more saturated. Does it look like the monitor is properly calibrated to you?

For this effort, I used a source photo from another recent post here at RP (which I can't find.) It required some restoration first.

Any C&C you'd care to offer would be appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:53 PM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

I am hopeless at colourizing Lon, but that looks superb to me, beautiful job.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:12 PM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

You get an A for over all excellence in coloring.

Superb job.

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Old 10-07-2007, 11:41 AM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

Lonk it looks great, I'd call the skin tones on my monitor copper/orange but I've adjusted my monitor outside of calibration as it appears when calibrated other's pics look abnormal or very light by comparison. My second monitor which has a slight reddish cast makes this look perfect and the copper/orange appears on my primary monitor which seems to add a bluish tinge
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:09 AM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

Really nice work impressive love the skintones

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Old 10-13-2007, 08:44 PM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

exelent for me
men looks like alive great job
how much hours you spend restoring thos picture |?
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:09 PM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

Please give a brief paragraph as to how you added the color so smoothly. I do a lot of restoration and am fairly good my customers and I think. I am no good at adding color and wish I knew how. I have been doing restorations since the 1970's. Coloring with light oils the old way was much easier for me.

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Old 10-14-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

Thank you all for your comments.

Thanks Cassidy for the monitor calibration comments.

hubiii, it took about 2 1/2 hours.

Nicholas, I don't use any one particular technique to add the color. I use at least 4 distinct methods and combinations of those methods. You might want to check the tutorial section of this site for some guidance. I also got started using light oils and/or color pencils on sepia prints back in the 70s.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:23 AM
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Re: Restoration and Colorization

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I've been working on improving my colorization technique -- multi-toning skin in particular.

I also recently replaced a monitor. This looks great to me on both my monitors, though the new one is slightly more saturated. Does it look like the monitor is properly calibrated to you?

For this effort, I used a source photo from another recent post here at RetouchPRO (which I can't find.) It required some restoration first.

Any C&C you'd care to offer would be appreciated.
Hi Lonnie

I'm new to this forum and came across your photo and I'm greatly impressed in what you have done.

hoping you might work on my fathers photo I would like the back ground lightened and to see it in color much the same as what you have done to your photo my fathers eyes were brown

I have posted his photo under
Photo Retouching file is KennedyVin

I tried reposting the photo here but gave me an error message ?

Can this photo be turned in to a color photo

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Hi All

Can this photo be turned in to a color photo

He had brown eyes and I would like to get rid of the dark background and give him skin tone color

If any one or all can work with this it would be very much appreciated.

Looking forward to your help and and replies

Thanks
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