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Old 12-17-2006, 07:58 PM
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Re: Old Portrait/Painting

Okay, Now that I know we agreed, here is a representation of what I think it may have looked like before the heavy-handed color. Less saturation, removal of some of that silly yellow hair which was someone trying to hand mix tints to brown. I think what made it so "cartoony" was the thick black line around her hair.
Have a good one.

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Old 12-17-2006, 08:15 PM
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Re: Old Portrait/Painting

Hi Nan,
First I smooth the skin in Noiseware, then clone out the imperfections. brighten the eyes and darken other areas with 'paint with light'
last used the smudge tool to smoothe out the jpegs artifacts.
I sharpen it slightly with the high pass filter.
Did not alter the colors as I think that might have been the era where photos were hand painted. Iif you like the pic i can put it on 'you send it'
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:43 PM
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Re: Old Portrait/Painting

Thanks for the help. Although the colors are extreme like I said previously, I still want to keep it close to the original since that was the way it was originally intended. Also because it must have been what grandma wanted.
I've seen portraits done like this before, I just don't remember where right off hand. The photo's a little strange by todays standards but I do kind of like it.
I'll be working on it to see how well I can get it cleaned up.
Thanks again,
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