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Old 07-08-2010, 08:46 PM
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I think you have got it a little to clean... the buttons and ammo tips are lost and when they are gone so is a lot of other details...

I multiplied the B/W....combined onto new layer... adjusted the curves then moved it over on top of the colored changed to luminosity ... adjusted with curves layer and a Hue/Sat layer (playing with the red, blue and yellow).... combined all onto new layer changed mode to screen because it was a bit dark... combined all again on a new layer unchecked all the eyeballs under the top layer except for the bottom layer... with both top and bottom visible lowered the opacity on the top layer till it looked OK to me..
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:12 PM
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thanks for the feedback olBaldy!
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:53 PM
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I've wanted to restore and color an old photo for some time. This is one of my grandfather. Any suggestions to improve future efforts would be appreciated.
Here's a somewhat different perspective using the suggested uniform coloring and attempting to stay within that 'aged look'.

http://www.pbase.com/image/126435844

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:09 PM
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Gary..like the detail...colors seem a little faded....hardly any color on the rifles...
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:24 PM
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Gary..like the detail...colors seem a little faded....hardly any color on the rifles...
Yes but I thought that the faded colors, or lack of saturation, fit better into the aged appearance. I took them as being in direct lighting. It's a subjective thing and it wouldn't take much to increase the saturation/contrast with some layer blending.

As an after-thought, I now think that the blue shirts are over-saturated, relative to the rest of the picture. Oh well ..

Thanks for posting the original.

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:52 AM
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Gary, I like the colorization and thought you did a nice job with the walls and floor too. Better to be a little under saturated with this type photo. Good job!
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:58 AM
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Gary, I like the colorization and thought you did a nice job with the walls and floor too. Better to be a little under saturated with this type photo. Good job!
Thank you. Appreciate your comments.

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Old 07-12-2010, 08:28 PM
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Yep...I agree...it is subjective.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:53 PM
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Okay...I'm going to try another. Before I start, I'm looking for some color suggestions for the clothes..around 1890. thanks
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:25 PM
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