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Old 07-30-2009, 01:52 PM
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Re: replacing legs

You can also distort the legs to un-chucky them or use the clone tool to thin them out by drawing. I exaggerated the thinning to show it's effects.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:18 PM
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Helen, the noisy grain, of course, is a consequence of lightening an area that was originally underexposed. What I did was: make a selection of the legs/shorts, jumped to a new layer, applied shadows/highlights adjustment to lighten them, applied filter > noise > reduce noise to kill most of the resulting extra noise, some dodge/burn to adapt.

Hi Lonk,

Thank you very much for explaining I shall save this tip in my tutorials file, if you don't mind i've borrowed your fixed version as I could not get the same results I am still fixing the photo and have post a sample on my pbase gallery for more critique.

Many thanks for your try.


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Old 07-30-2009, 02:21 PM
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You can also distort the legs to un-chucky them or use the clone tool to thin them out by drawing. I exaggerated the thinning to show it's effects.
Hi MiningArt,

Thank you very much for your try and interest it is much appreciated, you've done a good job but I am not sure if the little chappy will be happy with his legs less chubbier, would you mind explaining how you've achieve your results.

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:25 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I have posted the above original photo and my tried version, I feel the photo could be improve much more and would welcome any critique no matter how bad and would also very much welcome some expert advice on how I can improve the photo. Please see link.

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/115539577/original


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Old 08-02-2009, 07:31 AM
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Re: replacing legs

There are marks under the Father's chair.
Under the necks are grainy, try to blur a little bit. Less then 30%.
Over all good work, looking forward to seeing the colored picture.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:07 PM
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There are marks under the Father's chair.
Under the necks are grainy, try to blur a little bit. Less then 30%.
Over all good work, looking forward to seeing the colored picture.
Hi Cupcake,

Thanks very much for your critique and tips it is much appreciated. I've tried the smudged tool at very low setting 9 strengths and it seems to work well also i've had a go at blurring at 30% that works well too. I will post the finished version for more critiques thanks.


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Old 08-02-2009, 01:52 PM
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Hi All,

As promised I am putting a link to the colourized version the photo still work in progress and would like anyone critical eyes, please feel free to let me know what can be improve or need doing.

Many thanks in advance


http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/115637523


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Old 08-03-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: replacing legs

hi helen,

the legs shld not be that light. if you look at the lighting on that image, you'll see that the boy's legs shld be in shadow from the man's legs. thus, lightened that much, they have a sort of glow in the dark feel. you can lighten them some, but the extent they've been done now is too much to be believed easily.

in the colorized version, re the legs, added the skin tones darkened the legs again and they look much more natural there, but in the black and white, no.

on your colorizing, the dresses on the two girls to the left is too saturated for a photo of that era. nice job on the skin tones, though
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:57 AM
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hi helen,

the legs shld not be that light. if you look at the lighting on that image, you'll see that the boy's legs shld be in shadow from the man's legs. thus, lightened that much, they have a sort of glow in the dark feel. you can lighten them some, but the extent they've been done now is too much to be believed easily.

in the colorized version, re the legs, added the skin tones darkened the legs again and they look much more natural there, but in the black and white, no.

on your colorizing, the dresses on the two girls to the left is too saturated for a photo of that era. nice job on the skin tones, though
Hi Craig,

Thanks for your reply and critiques it is much appreciated and for your nice comment on skin tones. I've tweaked a bit more on the photo i've darken the over-all photo and de-saturate the dresses also changed the girl dress from blue to a pinkish colour which I agree with Aartist it does compliment the green dress. I have not colourize the floor yet which i am still undecided colouring the books should be easy enough but it's best to tackle the bigger problems i.e the skin tones and clothes, i've post link for the new alterations below and would appreciate any critique.

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/115709981

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:35 AM
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The legs do look better,
I don't like the black socks on the Father , I would use the brown of the suit.
See, now we are getting picky .
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