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Old 06-28-2010, 09:25 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.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:30 PM
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Re: restorers

the blue shirts are over-saturated and the pants are a bit too red. other than that, lookin pretty good and a very nice pic, btw
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:23 AM
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Re: restorers

Great Photo!
Same thoughts as Kraellin.
Over Saturated and the red may be wrong color choice.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:35 PM
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Re: restorers

This is where I picked up the colors...the pants are on the red side but mine are a little more than the witness...agree on the saturation. How bout the detail can I pull more out..should I put more in? thanks
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:24 PM
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Wow! Would never have thought.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:44 PM
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Re: restorers

mind you, those colors are made with modern dyes and so on, so take it with a grain of salt, but i too am surprised by the red there. i would have expected aartist's rendition to be more the true colors, so surprise. but, also bear in mind that those uniforms were probably daily wear and not dress, so they'd tend to be a bit faded. also, the guns are too red. military issue was hardly ever that red. they tended more towards the natural wood colors.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:26 PM
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Re: restorers

Military Uniform photos circa 1885 here. Trousers look more tan than red.

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Old 07-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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Good look up Bob.

That looks right.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:08 AM
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Re: restorers

I think if you reduce the opacity on the shirts , trousers ,,hats and guns it would improve it.
Also I would add some yellowish brown into the leggins to take away the pink effect as I think it is a more orangey red in the researched picture.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:10 PM
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Re: restorers

I appreciate the feedback on the color..lets go to the details within the photo...is there more there that I didn't pull out...should I add detail where detail doesn't exist due to fade of the photo? Just wondering from those who have done this type of restoration for some time.
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