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Old 09-01-2010, 06:18 AM
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colouring gone all wrong

Hi,

I like playing with photoshop and I've been lurking here reading threads about colouring old b&ws.

My mum when visiting spotted a Monroe pic I was working on and now I've been given the job of doing a coloured pic of her.

Its not doing well as you can see - see looks orange!
I've tried to restore the pic and I'm not sure if that is making my colouring more difficult

Any pointers would be great
Many thanks
Paul
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:30 AM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

When I made such a mess of the skin I stopped working on it because of concern over restoration
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:19 AM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

I like what you've done.
Desaturate color some and color the lips and eyes.
Your doing fine.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:15 AM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

Cheers for the tips.
I've now got a couple of versions but I'd still like to get the skin a bit better
Bit too red?

Problem is these are colour she wants for the outfit - as she remembers it!
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:54 AM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

Love your latest. Good job!

The colors are great.
I like the skin a bit red, just like you have it.
Show the person's heart is pumping to make those wonderful pink cheeks!

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:02 PM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

I'm using solid colour adjustment layers with masks but what do you do if you want to paint in black or white?

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Old 09-01-2010, 01:44 PM
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To paint black or white try Gradient Map adj layers.
Regards, Murray
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:10 PM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

Here is another color idea.

Good work.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:13 PM
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Re: colouring gone all wrong

Cupcake - like the hair is that one colour or a couple?

Also wondering how do people feel about backgrounds - do you reckon they look better fully painted in or just the main part of the image?

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:00 PM
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A couple of colors.
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