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Old 08-06-2009, 04:54 PM
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Hi Guys,

Would appreciated your critiques on my colourization of this 1980s school photo.
Photo belong and credit to George Plemper Photographer. Please respect the copyright of the Photographer and this image.

Many thanks in advance.

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/115814534/original

So sorry guys about the broken link, the above link should work


helen

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Nice color in foreground but background is still mono-color.
Would have liked to see some of the skin flesh in background.
Good job on lips, teeth & gums.

My opinion on personal photos, there's too much pink in cheeks/forehead.
Overall nice job!
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Hello Helen,

Overall, it is very good. I agree with aartist on the cheeks and forehead. I think you did very well on the shirt and hair.

Regarding the skin on the face, the shade of pink is probably correct. It's just a bit overused across the face. The result is a little loss of depth/shadow, leaving the facial tones a bit flat. Judging from the b&w, the lighting was certainly bright and coming from all directions, leaving a fairly bright skin tone. But, the colorization just makes it a bit more noticable or dramatic. So, maybe some decreased saturation along the shadows, along with a subtle tonal shift.
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Nice color in foreground but background is still mono-color.
Would have liked to see some of the skin flesh in background.
Good job on lips, teeth & gums.

My opinion on personal photos, there's too much pink in cheeks/forehead.
Overall nice job!
Thanks aartist for your critiques much appreciated. The skin flesh in the background td you mean the people in the background it's pretty blurry so I just wanted to sepia the whole background, yes the cheek it was not too pink at first but I had a moment of madness together with gogled eyes and went too far with it i've desaturate a bit and it looks much better, that's why it is best sometimes to leave a photo well alone when one gets tired, alas! this photo is many of my chill out time I usually just pick a photo at random and practice with it I am still practicing with my colourizing.


Thanks your critiques are valuable


helen
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Hello Helen,

Overall, it is very good. I agree with aartist on the cheeks and forehead. I think you did very well on the shirt and hair.

Regarding the skin on the face, the shade of pink is probably correct. It's just a bit overused across the face. The result is a little loss of depth/shadow, leaving the facial tones a bit flat. Judging from the b&w, the lighting was certainly bright and coming from all directions, leaving a fairly bright skin tone. But, the colorization just makes it a bit more noticable or dramatic. So, maybe some decreased saturation along the shadows, along with a subtle tonal shift.
Hi TommyO,

Thanks for your reply and critiques it is much appreciated. I agree with the cheeks I did not have it too pink at first as mentioned I got carried away and went too far, I've de-saturate a bit it and it does look better also I might try warming up her face a bit.

Thanks your critiques are valuable.


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