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Old 07-15-2006, 05:59 AM
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mum and daughter

Hello all at Retouch pro. My sister donated two images. One of her daughter and one of herself when she was, i think around 5-7 years older than her daughter is now. I thought it would be interesting to see both Mum and Daughter at around the same age. I know l have not achieved a realistic composition of the two images. It doesnt need to look realistic but l would like to blend in the two
women better than l have. The original image has my niece on the left and l have copyed my sister on the right.. Durrr. Yeah l know, its not a great job but its progress for me.. How do l blend my sister (Mum) in better ? How do l put some realistic colour back on her face? Any advice will be gobbled up quicktime. Thanks. Tell.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:05 AM
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Original image of the mother.

This is the original (rather a photo of the original) of my sister, (the mum).
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:11 AM
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original mother and daughter

This image is the original. Thought it might be interesting to see the light rays and so on.. Tell.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:50 PM
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Hi Tell.

How did I do?

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Old 07-15-2006, 06:00 PM
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I hope that this resembles the mother a few years younger.
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:19 AM
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Looks good Ken, You've managed to blend the two images together. Can l ask for your hair extraction technique? , I can never seem to get a realistic hair extraction. Amy, i did want Mother and Daughter to be around the same age to create the effect l was after, i believe your touch up of Mother, (my sister) helps to create that effect.. Also where my version has the Mother looking unnaturally stiff , you have managed to soften the blend.. In fact l cant see the noise , how did you go about softening the skin like that?
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:11 AM
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Hi Tell.

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Can l ask for your hair extraction technique?
I just used a layer mask

I copied Mother.jpg to a new layer in original-mother-and-daugher.jpg
Resized it to match
Added a layer mask and used the mask to blend the two images
Added eyedroppers to match the skin tone
The two images don’t quite match in noise levels so I de-grunged Moms face
That’s about it
Cropped and sharpened.


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Old 07-17-2006, 04:08 AM
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Ken, Thanks for the screen shot. Using the eye droppers did a great job of matching skin colour. I must try it. I think l'll try the replace colour adjustment layer. The mask did a good job of bringing back the light rays. Tell.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:43 AM
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another go.

Hey Ken, your input inspired me. Im not saying it was a positive effect, you be the judge. I decided to cover up the flaws in a haze of glare. Next time l'll try to get a better couple of images to blend. Maybe in a couple of years l'll be good enough to use these two. I didnt do to well in mixing the skin tones but lm working on it..
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:55 AM
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I think l might attack this project from another direction. I only have the one pic of my sister (the mother) at this stage, but lm sure l can find some of my niece, when that happens l'll select them both into another background. Ive made a start on my sister.
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