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Old 03-16-2005, 04:46 PM
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New project colouring

Now having a break from my grandad, I have now been given a old picture of his wife my nan ages 18 I am now asking you folks your thoughts on face colour, and is the image good enough to colour? I have posted a befor and after colour, please note i have only done the face colour what do you think?
anyone wanting to see if they better the first image your welcome all help are a bonus for me, Please remember I am only using psp7 Many thanks

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:19 PM
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Hello again I have played around with my photo and now have to ask you guys how do you get the hair done properly? I have the brushs but unable to get the effect I want But so far whats your thoughts on what I have done ? Over all would you say it can be better ! I am open to all ideas,

Have I said how much I love this place, I am looking forward to being a long term member and hope I can contribute to others usng PSP. One day I wil master it LOL

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Old 03-16-2005, 08:21 PM
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Hi Barry

Coloring is not my forte. Mmmm, not sure if I have a forte..anyhow, I had fun colorizing this.

Cheers
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:45 PM
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Stray hairs are the hardest part in my view. I tend to go with a mask, and a brush roughly the same width as the hairs I'm covering, varying in opacity from 50-75%. There's probably a better way though.
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:43 AM
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Right folks what in your opinion is the better picture! I have played and played to get the image as perfect as I can you can see a slight diffrence in the images but only slighty is one or two the better.
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Old 03-17-2005, 04:31 AM
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I tried playing with it aswell, hope you don't mind, didn't turn out too well though
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:19 AM
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Your all welcome to try and test your skills on it I have now gave it another go made the hair as realistic as possable but found it hard to be honest, I have altered face colour and brought out the fur what stands out better, Also i am sure you will agree the face makeup sets the face of a lot.
Can I do any better I ask myself. LOL

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Old 03-17-2005, 08:16 AM
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Happy St Patricks Day!!!

Well I had a go at it. Since its the day of the Irish I tried a green motif.
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:55 AM
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Hi everybody,

Wow ... great jobs here!!!!

Who said that colouring is addictive??? (I think it was T Paul....) ..well ... I can only confirm it!!!

Barry,

You are really doing some nice colouring jobs!!!

Just some small tips .... When working on these old pictures, remember that in the past contrast, sharpness and colours weren't as strong and vivid as today ... Be gentle and delicate ... try to keep the feeling of the time ... I wouldn't 'reconstruct' or add anything unless missing or absolutely necessary (it might make the whole picture look fake and unnatural...) ...

In my opinion, it's enough just the lightest hint of hair (or fur) hidden in the shadows ... In other words .... quoting someone I can't remember and myself ... when restoring pictures, in most cases less is much, much more ....

P.S. Thank you so much for letting us use this beautiful picture!!! I had a lot of fun in colouring it!!!
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Old 03-17-2005, 09:24 AM
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Hi Barry, just adding my go with your image. I don't usually do colourising, so this is a learner for me also.
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