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Old 11-28-2006, 11:42 PM
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coloring blonde hair

Hello,
I have bring color an image, with a SUPERSTRONG green cast and I cannot get rid of it. It is already color. I am going to tackle this one by converting it to B/W and recoloring it. However, I cannot take a sample of her hair because it's green...any recommendations on what RGB or CMYK numbers to use?
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:47 PM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

this is the image i'm restoring. Sorry I missed it in the last post
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:51 PM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

Could you post the "original"?
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:00 AM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

http://web.mac.com/chris.ducasse/iWe...Downloads.html

give it a minute to upload. [edits] it's up now.

Thanks.

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:14 AM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

You might try these # R-G-B

Honey blond: 184-151-120
Bleached Blond 220-208-186
Light Ash blonde:222-188-153
Lightest Blonde: 230-206-168
Pale Golden Blonde: 229-200-168
White Blonde: 225-24-225

Something else I have done is to go to Google Images and type in the hair, eye, etc. color that I am looking for. Copy the image and select new image and then paste. Put your eye dropper on the color and you have it. Also, you will get other tones that might help you in your coloring.

Here is a web page with hair color samples:
http://www.fekewigs.com/lol_colors.html

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:44 AM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

awesome dcobb...thanks a million for the colors. I love em.

My problem now seems to be segregating the hair into strands, I did some adjustmants to show more detail, but can't grasp how to color it so it looks like hair...
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:18 AM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

You might be able to use a NEW LAYER set to COLOR BLEND MODE and then set your brush to one pixel and put in some hair strands. This might have to be in a dark color and then again make a new layer for just the hair color. I do not do a lot of work of this nature so this is just a guess. But a thought...

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I did work recently on a picture where the hair was blonde and used the BURN tool set to a very small pixel and --watch the opacity-- set to midtones and burned in some hair strands and darkened what was there. When done then on a separate layer did the coloring.
I think the image is possibly to blurred to really get detail in the hair. I doubt if it is going to take color, especially light one very well. I could be wrong. Perhaps someone who does a lot of colorization of photos will be able to help.

I will be the first to say that this is not too good. Did fill in the white area with hair so it can have some type of hair texture for the color.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:40 AM
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The problem you'll have is there aren't enough shades of gray to make a good colorized image. It will look very painted, which again, is a style in itself.

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:05 PM
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Re: coloring blonde hair

DC that was similar results to what I got. I may have to tell this client that it can't really be done with my talents....

thanks for the help though
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Re: coloring blonde hair

Hi Cducasse.

A difficult image. But there is some salvageable colour so I see no reason to knock it back to B&W.
I you want my steps, just ask and I’ll try to remember them

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