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Old 03-26-2005, 08:44 PM
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Is it a minor problem?

Here is another photo prewar, I am having problems with eyes and getting the hair sorted out, As you can see I have tried to build the eyes up but it dont look very good, Is there away around too fix it so it does look realistic?
Also getting the hair right! The fella does have light mouse hair I cannot for the life of me to master this problem I think my skin tone is somewhat respectable! Any ideas on too fix up this image better than it is now?
Remember I am using PSP.7

Regards Barry
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:31 AM
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Hi Barry,

I had a go at your picture .... I colorized it (I think I'm becoming a 'colorize' addict ... ) but I think that your skin tone is more than acceptable!!!

I think his hair isn't very light as you can see from its darkness in the B&W original and, for its colour, try to decrease the hair saturation only with the help of a mask (I work with PS CS) or of a selection ...

For 'natural' eyes, try to not increase the contrast too much to avoid the 'bead eye' look ... same thing for the catchlights which should be very accurately placed and not too 'contrasty' ...

Hope this helps...
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:44 AM
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I really like the effect you did on the background.
Is that a mask or just some airbrushing? Please let me know how you did that, I have a pic it would be perfect for

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:10 AM
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Barry, I did mention it on one of your other threads, for hair restoration, one pixel width, low opacity, black, shades of grey and white brushes are what you need. You want to avoid going overboard with the hair restoration, keeping it in line with the detail in the rest of the pic.
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