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Old 08-16-2010, 12:12 PM
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Coloring a black and white photo...

Hello !

I've restored... and added little life to this black and white photo...
What do you think of it... ?
Any comments and advice are really welcome...
Many thanks
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:47 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

Looks like you took care of the chin problem.
The skin looks flat to me, like you did "retouching"
instead of "restoring". Too smooth for my taste.

I would keep more highlights in her eyes.
Most of this stuff is subjective and depends a great
deal on what your motivation is. A paying customer
is always right, when they say they want something
to look a particular way.

Nice Job!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:39 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

figueline,

I think your end result looks very nice. It's amazing how much time can easily end up in a restoration like that. I'm sure yours took many hours. While the end result could vary a lot depending upon personal tastes, I think yours is appealing to a very broad audience.

Good job !
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:56 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

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Looks like you took care of the chin problem.
The skin looks flat to me, like you did "retouching"
instead of "restoring". Too smooth for my taste.

I would keep more highlights in her eyes.
Most of this stuff is subjective and depends a great
deal on what your motivation is. A paying customer
is always right, when they say they want something
to look a particular way.

Nice Job!
We hardly see the satin texture on the scan photo... So, I had to find one and add some details... to respect as faithfully as possible the original one... Furthermore, her chin is quite dark and has so many thin scratches... Patience and many hours !

Regarding the colorization... I wanted something "smooth"... But I like yours !!

Thanks for your comment and advice, I appreciate it !
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:57 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

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figueline,

I think your end result looks very nice. It's amazing how much time can easily end up in a restoration like that. I'm sure yours took many hours. While the end result could vary a lot depending upon personal tastes, I think yours is appealing to a very broad audience.

Good job !
Thanks for your kind comment !
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:26 AM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

I'm not a retoucher, so my comments about her skin
and eyes are purely subjective.

You've done a great job!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:41 AM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

I've highlighted the eyes etc... like you did !!
Thanks for your suggestions...
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:36 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

Very nice work figueline, I would keep the shape of the nose softer.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:52 PM
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Very nice work figueline, I would keep the shape of the nose softer.
You've done a very good work !
Thank you so much for your advice and comment !
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

chillin, love that!
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