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Old 03-17-2005, 01:09 PM
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Good going folks all very good work, I love colouring photos Just wish i could blasted get my grandads picture perfect This one was easy I have enjoyed every minute playing around. Cheers folks.

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Old 03-17-2005, 08:09 PM
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Flora, It might have been me who said coloring was addictive....

The following tips are based on viewing a LOT of colorings
Pay attention to the details. It really is that important.
Don't leave any areas gray, even if you know they probably were. That goes for black and white as well.
Nothing is one solid color, unless you dye it, (or make a selection and fill it with color).

This woman is quite attractive, and I think the image works well for coloring.
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:05 PM
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wow, Vikki
I do love your version, how could you make the face that natural, really fantastic.

realaqu

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Flora, It might have been me who said coloring was addictive....

The following tips are based on viewing a LOT of colorings
Pay attention to the details. It really is that important.
Don't leave any areas gray, even if you know they probably were. That goes for black and white as well.
Nothing is one solid color, unless you dye it, (or make a selection and fill it with color).

This woman is quite attractive, and I think the image works well for coloring.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:23 AM
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Using PSP9.
First desaturated, then cleaned noise and brightened image.
Followed this tut (interesting effect, but the recipe needs to be modified to make it work).
Added a brown layer (blend mode color). Added a hide-all mask, then used various shades of grey to color the hat, hair and dress.
Added a dark grey layer (blend mode color). Added a hide-all mask, then used a white brush to color the stole.
Added a blank layer, then used a thin (1, 2 & 3 pixel) low opacity dark grey brush to add shadows and hair highlights.
Copy-merged a new layer blend mode multiply - opacity 30%.
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:51 AM
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wow, Vikki
I do love your version, how could you make the face that natural, really fantastic.

realaqu
... ... At the risk of boring her to death .... Vikki doesn't colorize .... she creates magic ....

BigAl,

Great link!!! Thanks for sharing it ....
The method is similar to the one described at "worth1000" but with the great addition of the PSP version!!!

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Don't leave any areas gray, even if you know they probably were. That goes for black and white as well.
...I'd only add just the slightest hint of colour to eyes and fur ... otherwise I think it's just great!!
I love how you managed to add colour while keeping a very warm overall sepia tone ....

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Old 03-30-2005, 02:17 AM
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...I'd only add just the slightest hint of colour to eyes and fur ... otherwise I think it's just great!!
I love how you managed to add colour while keeping a very warm overall sepia tone ....
Thanks Flora, I'd forgotten to reply. I suppose the eye color is a bit overpowering in the overall sepia tone

It's quite interesting how close the Worth1000 method is to the one I gave. I wonder who is plagiarising who
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:34 PM
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I went to that worth1000 thing. I'm stuck here:

Blush it

Turn off the gold layer, so that you see predomininantly red, and switch to the red layer. It's time to edit our mask, so, in PSP, go to masks>edit; in PS click the mask icon in the layer pallette. Both programs should now be showing you a colour pallette containing only values from black to white.

Fill your entire mask with a medium grey value. You should end up with a purple grey colour, like this:
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:12 AM
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Vikki and Flora, great work. I have looked at a lot of coloring jobs, I don't dabble much myself and these are really good. I love the skin and you are right this picture subject works really well.
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