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My first attempt at coloring a photo..

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Old 11-18-2006, 09:03 PM
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Talking My first attempt at coloring a photo..

This is a present for my grandmother, that's her in the photo!

BEFORE: http://www.auroraskye.com/LJ/grannyyoung11before.jpg

AFTER: http://www.auroraskye.com/LJ/grannyy...finishedSM.jpg

I would love tips for future colorizations, certainly. I do feel pretty proud of myself, I don't think it's too bad for a first try. I was going to try and make the background various colors BUT I was running out of time, as I plan on giving this to her tomorrow as an early Xmas present at our Thanksgiving dinner..
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:05 PM
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Re: My first attempt at coloring a photo..

auroraskye

I found the colors a bit flat. Otherwise you did a good job.

You might want to duplicate the finished layer, set that copy to Overlay blend mode and then do a HSL adjustment to pump up the saturation (I went to about +47 on mine)
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:49 PM
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Re: My first attempt at coloring a photo..

I agree with Swampy. The colors do look a bit flat, but otherwise a good job. In the future, you may want to play with levels and curves a little before calling it a finished job.

Very good first attempt
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