Nice work, a real labour of love.
To add a sepia tint, I usually do the following.
New layer set to Colour Blend.
Fill with brown colour (choose something close to what you imagine will work). It almost always doesn't look right for some reason.
Adjust colour using either hue/sat or colour balance, or both.
Adjust layer opacity (this last adjustment can make a real difference).
Hope this helps.
I think your 'labour of love' got you a near miracle!!!! The midtones are a bit dark and 'flat' but great job!
I hope you don't mind, I worked on your last version ...
A great TIP from Vikki: You might consider applying a light sepia tone to the image before you start coloring. It gives you a head start on the skin tones, and eliminates all the ghostly grays.
As you can see, I didn't colour the whole picture .... I simply added spots of colour ... but this is just my taste ...
Hope it helps .... and, in my opinion, it surely was Worth the Effort
Finally, this is what I have ended up with although I'm sure I'll tweak and fiddle with it more. I'm not totally happy with the overall color, I was going for something a bit more faded. I never did get the house to look right. I would have cropped it out but removing it would have taken a big hunk of Uncle Matt too. I had hoped to add an oval matting (which would have covered part of the house) but the shape and the placement of the people is such that I can't get one to fit. Still it is far better than I had hoped--- Great Grandma Eliza is back in the family, everyone, including the dog, has all their body parts and most of the blotches and stains are gone.
Thanks so much to all of you for your suggestions and encouragement!!! Flora, I did color it with layers, mainly because that is what I'm most comfortable with. I still want to master the masking process but to try and learn on this particular picture seemed a bit ambitious.
Thanks again! And Flora, you are right, it was worth the effort.
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