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Old 09-09-2009, 07:28 PM
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Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

I'm just looking for some feedback on an image I repaired for one of my Graphic Design classes. How did I do? Is the quality up to par with what a pro would do?

torn.jpgrepaired and colored.jpg

I have also added links to larger versions of these images:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b8...rn_lgafter.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b8...h6_torn_lg.jpg
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:13 PM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

Very nice job i think. If i had any objections it would be too much emphasis on the lower portion of the image as oppose to the face. I'd probably decrease contrast there while giving more dimension and saturation to the face. But overall, very good job.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:25 PM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

Thank you for the feedback. I hadn't really thought of that. I was mostly just guessing at what color things probably were. I didn't want to go too dark on her face because young kids typically have fairly pale skin. Maybe I should make it a bit darker and brighter. In some areas, it does still look gray.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:54 AM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

a little more color to the face and other exposed skin areas (ankle, hands, etc) and the hair looks a little matted on top and sides. that needs some contrasting.

but, good job overall. i'm glad you didnt go with a yellow sweater there. that would have been a mistake the horse looks good. the background looks good and the saddle looks good, though i might have desaturated that just a bit more.

nicely done
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:01 PM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

I agree with the others on all points... also that you did a good job with it.

One question. The hard line along the horses mane appears to have been a crinkle in the image, but you left it in as if it were part of the contrast between mane and neck. Am I correct, or was it really part of the original contrast between the two ?

Also, the color of her hair and the color of the horses hair look a bit yellow to me... especially the horses hair.

Otherwise, great work, especially with the tear.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

Nice job.

If I nit-pick:
There is a loss of detail in the saddle area which I would have kept.
Her hair is not natural as in original photo. No Wisps.
A bit over saturated.
I don't like the brick background color compared to original.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:44 PM
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is her forehead missing a little bit? i would use the liquify filter and just nudge it out a littlebit to the right, it seems like it has been pushed just a tiny bit too far back. also, she had a part in her hair in the middle in the first one, you might want top bring that back in, i think it looks like it was cleaned up just a little bit much. Remember, with a restoration you are trying to get the origional picture back, i would leave the little wisps of hair and such.

Pretty good work though! Keep it up!
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:23 PM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

did you tilt her head? it seems as though the angle of her head is different. it could just be the hair not being as fluffy as it needs to be tho. as a first time project, i think it's fantastic!!
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:29 AM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

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I agree with the others on all points... also that you did a good job with it.

One question. The hard line along the horses mane appears to have been a crinkle in the image, but you left it in as if it were part of the contrast between mane and neck. Am I correct, or was it really part of the original contrast between the two ?

Also, the color of her hair and the color of the horses hair look a bit yellow to me... especially the horses hair.

Otherwise, great work, especially with the tear.
Thank you for pointing that out. I did all of the line retouching zoomed in at around 400% but I didn't notice that the hard edge shouldn't be there.

What color would you recommend for the horse? I didn't want to leave it white. I did old-school hand painting (turpentine and those colored pencils things) for a photography class before and my teacher said that nothing should really be left white. He was kinda weird, though.

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Nice job.

If I nit-pick:
There is a loss of detail in the saddle area which I would have kept.
Her hair is not natural as in original photo. No Wisps.
A bit over saturated.
I don't like the brick background color compared to original.
I will have to redo the hair. I got a little overboard because I was worried about getting the hair color on the background. I'm a worrier about stuff like that.

I didn't change the background color. I left is was when I changed everything to black and white. I couldn't decide on a color I wanted to use.

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is her forehead missing a little bit? i would use the liquify filter and just nudge it out a littlebit to the right, it seems like it has been pushed just a tiny bit too far back. also, she had a part in her hair in the middle in the first one, you might want top bring that back in, i think it looks like it was cleaned up just a little bit much. Remember, with a restoration you are trying to get the origional picture back, i would leave the little wisps of hair and such.

Pretty good work though! Keep it up!
I think a tiny bit of the forehead may be missing. I'm not quite sure though. I don't see a part in her hair but maybe my eyeballs are just tired of looking at this image. I do agree I went overboard with the hair retouching, her just looked kinda off when I repaired the part with the tear. I guess I'll have to backtrack a little and repair that.

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did you tilt her head? it seems as though the angle of her head is different. it could just be the hair not being as fluffy as it needs to be tho. as a first time project, i think it's fantastic!!
No, I didn't tilt her head. I cropped and rotated the entire picture.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:48 AM
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Re: Repaired and recolored - how did I do?

I try to keep it close to the original.
The hair and skin aren't as easy as it looks.
May not be contrasted enough, but thought it suited the occasion.
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