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Old 03-01-2006, 01:30 PM
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solitear,

welcome to RP

yes, i've noticed your penchant for the softening filters. this tends to be fine for some things, like artifying, but a 'restore' is a specific thing; to try to bring back to the original. the softening done here tends to reduce the appearance of the size of his head making it look too small for his body. it's also given him something of an effeminate look.

other than that, nice job

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Old 03-01-2006, 06:47 PM
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Ok smartie pants, I agree I might have made him a tad um ..."girlie" but don't think you're going to get away with saying I've somehow shrunken his head with all my softening filters..... don't be picking on my filters, they've pulled me out of many a jam ...... and besides..... I don't always use them, go look at my cowboy...... he's just as dry and crusty lookin' as the day I found him.... WWRreeeoOR (that sound a cat makes when you step on his tail)....

Man, I hope you know I'm teasing...... I just needed a break ...... kidding aside, you do have a valid point.

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Old 03-01-2006, 11:44 PM
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beth,

hehehe, well said and i love a good poke in the ribs!

also, i'm always looking for good filters and plugins, so if you have any in particular that you really like, let me know.

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Old 03-02-2006, 04:31 AM
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Hi Skydog,

The guy in the picture looks like he's got loads of character, so had to have a go with it. Hope you don't mind.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:51 AM
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Hi Skydog,

what Gary said ....
In my opinion, the picture had also a strong magenta cast which I removed using the "Levels' Set Grey Point" on a shadowy part of the wall behind the gentleman's head.

I removed his double chin only because I saw you had done the same ....

Beth,

Welcome to RP from me too!

In my opinion your version is a bit too soft around the edges and on the skin .... (I think it's highly unlikely a man or woman of a certain age can naturally have such smooth skin! ) .... and it looks like you put some eyeshadow around his eyes .... but I like your overall colours choice very much and the feeling I get from it!
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:37 PM
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Wow Flora, you even straightened his tie!
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:42 PM
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Hi Jenny,

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....you even straightened his tie!
... I felt it was a 'must' for such a dignified gentleman!
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:47 PM
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very nice, flora!

i'm a little curious, though. why change the color of the suit? personal taste?

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Old 03-03-2006, 09:48 PM
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I know, Flora, but he just looked so pretty that way ...... ha...... well, for what it's worth, here's my earlier version .....

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:18 PM
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Thanks Craig!!
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i'm a little curious, though. why change the color of the suit? personal taste?
.... Not really .... As I had said in my previous post, I saw a strong magenta cast in the original (mind you, that can depend on how I calibrated my monitor...) ... and in removing the overall magenta cast I got to the colours you see in my restoration .... including the suit ... Of course I have no way to know if 'my' colours are right, so your guess is as good as mine ... but they looked 'righter' to me ....

The thoughts behind the procedure for removing the cast aren't originally mine ... I had read in one of Katrin Eismann's books that often shadowy areas on buildings can be considered kind of grey .... so, I did just that .... looking at the original, I selected a spot on the wall behind the gentleman that could be 'considered grey' .. (Attachment 1) ... opened the Curves (Levels can be used just as well..), selected the 'Set Grey Point' Picker, clicked on the spot previously chosen, looked at the result (Attachment 2) ... and, since all the colours in the picture looked more natural to me, I continued my restoration on that.

solitear,

Quote:
....but he just looked so pretty that way...
I really like it too!! ...
But from my 'as natural as possible' point of view I can only say that your earlier version is simply great!!
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