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Old 06-05-2010, 02:08 PM
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Beautiful framing

Hello. Sometimes, just restore a picture is not enough. Add something more could improve the general state.
In this case, I had a job with an old hybrid image, some half-photo, half-brush-retouched art. This is an item we´ve discussed before.
I made some changes when the restoration work was done:
1. change the flat background with a vintage floral layer. I love this look, maybe I´m some kind of a retro-addict and in many cases I´m using the vintage textures for the background.
2. I choosed one of the "Luscious Heirloom Frames" models, which make a very nice couple with the dark red floral bckg. I adjusted a little the centered oval space, extending it a little more with an oval selection. The original frame comes as a layer, just the golden an green image, so I used again the red vintage texture to make an 8x10 inch background.
This is the result:
http://i49.tinypic.com/auw57m.jpg

I hope you´ll like this.

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:05 PM
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Re: Beautiful framing

Just lovely!!!
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:17 PM
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Re: Beautiful framing

Thank you Cupcake.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:43 PM
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Re: Beautiful framing

This is just beautiful great work!!!!
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:19 PM
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Re: Beautiful framing

nice work, florin and i love the antique frame
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:39 PM
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Re: Beautiful framing

Well . . . It's pretty . . . . I apparently see things quite differently than the other reviewers. To me, the hairline is very unnatural. It looks nothing like a real hair line, nor does the hair, but to each their own. I might also add that the chin shadow has me confused, it seems to give a slight double chin look, which doesn't exist in the original. Her left side of her face seems to have an absence of contour, giving a flat appearance. and her left earing has a similar color as the skin tone. The eye lashes are also suspect, more of a blend as the hair line. I also find the subjects right shoulder to have a halo effect. The skin inside the necklace is a different tone than the skin on the "outside" of the necklace. Afterall, this is a restoration right?

I do agree that the frame "adds" to the subject, however, to me, it is the subject that matters. All said and done, this is just "my" opinion, so I trust I won't be tarred and feathered.

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Old 06-05-2010, 10:51 PM
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Re: Beautiful framing

First of all, thank you all for answer the post.
Second, everything in this world looks nice or does not depending of the people´s taste. So, everyone´s opinion is welcome.
Third, I think that our friend LQQKER should made the distinction between a photography and a brushwork retouched image, a hybrid work but not a photo. Of course the hair texture is unnatural, it must be the same as it is in the client´s original image:
http://i48.tinypic.com/2ufsm15.jpg
People is paying me to have a new restored copy of the same picture but not to replace the original elements. If you don´t like the hair drawing, you should tell this to the painter, I´m only the retoucher. The same comment about the eye lashes. Maybe seems some "suspect" for you but please see the originals, are the same.
So, I thank you so much for your opinions and be sure I´ll always respect the other people comments, good or bad, they are welcome. I´m not a perfect guy, nobody is, so we always have to listen and accept the others´. Maybe the final result have some details, that´s ok. All the jobs always have some details, that´s natural.
Here I have a "bonus" image about how to restore some hair texture:
http://i46.tinypic.com/2e1al91.jpg
But, this is so different. This is a real (damaged) photo and I had to paint a real hair texture.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:03 AM
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Re: Beautiful framing

-- very nice work, Florin .. ..
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:13 AM
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Re: Beautiful framing

Thank you Lloyd
"- Lloyd - -< I cannot give you the formula for success; But I can give you the formula for failure: TRY to please everyone..!"
So true, hahahaha
This is great, man. Really.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:32 AM
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Re: Beautiful framing

I think LQQKER hit the nail on the head here..

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Well .... Afterall, this is a restoration right? ....
.... not according to the Restoration Ethics guidelines

Florin you are very talented and, personally, I think your work is excellent, but nothing I have seen of your work here could be called a 'restoration' ... at least according to the ethics guidelines.

That said ... as long as the customer is happy .... anything goes ...
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