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Old 09-21-2006, 05:42 PM
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Honestly, this method is easy once you get the hang of it. No selections.
I just use 5 layers: the original, red, blue, yellow, and green (added my own to the technique). I just paint on those layers. Very much like you would color in a coloring book; just color over everything. It doesn't take long at all.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:43 PM
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Wouldn't it be a great idea if there was something like a labour union or something that checks retouchers? If they pass the test they then get a genuine comfirmation logo or something that they can put on their website, so customers will know that they are dealing with real professionals.

Great Idea

Who better than Retouch Pro to do this.


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Old 09-22-2006, 04:42 PM
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So Coffee, you're a professional with a trained eye. That's good, we need more people like you to keep our profession pure.
Please do me a favour and give my gallery below a genuine check, so we get that out of the way. Oh no wait, do Vikki's first, because she actually has been accused faking it.
both your sites are very nice looking. i've actually learned a lot of really good techniques here. Being a photo editor, retouch is not something i ever get to do while i'm on the job so i really have no "professional" training. luckily i do have some artistic ability (thanks mom). i really believe it is impossible to make any headway in the field of retouch/restoration without some type of artistic ability.

anyway, i wasn't going to post the guys link because it doesn't appear to be linked to his main site anymore.... but the more i think about it, he should be ashamed for even putting it up in the first place.

http://www.croganphoto.com/misc/restore.htm
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:09 PM
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My point being, sometimes, although it may appear faked, it isn't.
i did a manipulation once where i removed three people from a photo and i had several people say to me "now come on, that's two totally different frames".
of course this is a compliment, but you don't want people to think you are a fake. luckily i had taken several snapshots of the work in progress and i was able to show several stages of the job where you could obviously tell people were being cloned out. in the case of someone like yourself, Vikki, when your work is THAT good, it wouldn't hurt to do a few examples of your work in progress so that any doubters can see that you are actually doing the work. OR... in the case of colorization, take a famous photograph which is well known to be a black and white (like the famous sailor nurse wwII kiss pic) and colorize it.
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:25 PM
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both your sites are very nice looking.
Thanks for your review, but only the first site is mine!
I am just a Photoshoptv fan

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anyway, i wasn't going to post the guys link because it doesn't appear to be linked to his main site anymore.... but the more i think about it, he should be ashamed for even putting it up in the first place.

http://www.croganphoto.com/misc/restore.htm
That's terrible! Who would believe that?
Who would write "dog" on a picture like that? If it was a picture of an ex boyfriend than....
He really should be ashamed for that.
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:35 PM
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Waste of time

Haniball- and the others: I think it is waste of time to spend our life to think and watch bad sites and works.
I think we should talk and think how breathtaiking retouches and manipulation was done.
Leave those poor-artist to forgotness.
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:52 PM
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Stopa, don't worry, I don't spend my whole life on a quest for fake retouchers.
I just stumble on them from time to time and they give me a chuckle!
And having some fun so new and then isn't wasting time, is it?

Btw, nice work on your website!
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:22 PM
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Vikki! You are awesome!

I am totally amazed by your work. I only play around with retouching photos... but your work really makes me say WOW! each time I click the next button. It is true... you have to have an eye for natural coloring and you've got it! I really enjoyed the detail in the picture with the old couple sitting against a brick wall. Your attention to coloring the bricks to be of different tones really brings the photo to life.
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:30 PM
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Re: faking "before" pics

eyegomay, welcome to RP.

umm, to whom are you referrring, complimenting? these threads can get pretty disjointed. pays to say a name or quote a quote.

craig
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:02 PM
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Re: faking "before" pics

Per Coffee's suggestion, a famous black and white photo colorized.
Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother"
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