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Old 10-19-2003, 02:13 PM
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This picture was cut into layers, each repensenting a color. Then each layer was colored. After merging layers, my wife finished the picture. Around 10 hours for me to do the cutting and 10 hours for my wife to color. This is the orignal, the finished picture to follow next.
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Old 10-19-2003, 02:17 PM
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Old 10-19-2003, 02:25 PM
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Old 10-19-2003, 02:48 PM
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Any one have any ideas as to how to get the same or better results, Faster?
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Old 10-19-2003, 02:58 PM
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Vernon, what image editing software are you using? Photoshop? Some other? Version? Knowing that will help us tailor our answers to your situation.

Thanks, Jeanie
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Old 10-19-2003, 03:00 PM
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I use Photoshop 7.
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Old 10-19-2003, 05:05 PM
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Your finished image has a "painted" quality. Was that your intention?
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Old 10-19-2003, 09:11 PM
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My intention is to make as realistic a picture as possible. As thought it was photographed yesterday.
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Old 10-19-2003, 10:45 PM
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Vernon,

When you say that you cut each piece apart, do you mean that you use the lasso tool to select each piece - then copy to a new document? I'm not sure exactly what you mean by this, but you shouldn't need to do this. You mentioned to me in a PM that you don't use layers in your process. I think you will want to start usig them as it will give you much more flexibility and you won't have to cut each piece apart. Are you familiar with using layers (and layer masks) at all?

I don't know if it will help, but a while back I wrote up a fairly detailed description of the process I used for my first colorization:
Colorization thread
I used a slightly different proess of selecting now, but the idea remains the same. If the description in that thread makes sense to you, then I will further describe the process I use now for selecting. If you have questions about that thread, please ask! It'll be easier to describe what I do now if you understand what is in that thread.

And yes, using layers should be faster than what you are currently doing - if I correctly understand what you're describing.

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Old 10-19-2003, 11:34 PM
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Vernon, I think you're going about it the hard (and long) way.
There are several ways to colorize. If you do a search on the net (or here) you should find quite a few.
My current favorite is this way:
Coloring Tutorial
If you look at my gallery here, you can see some examples of how it turns out.
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