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Old 02-08-2012, 06:41 AM
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Re: Too far gone to fix?

The hardest thing to do convincingly are flesh tones, look at most colour ups and they look very odd. Its best to be subtle with the flesh tones. It works better on older photos, photos that were never colour can be slightly more forgiving. Modern faded photos are far harder to do. I'm working on this at the moment and the flesh tones are difficult. I'll give it a go though but I'll also do you a nice tint as this will give the best overall result. If you email me your address I'll post you a couple of 6x4s too.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: Too far gone to fix?

This is the colour version Ive been playing with. Its too far gone to do a convincing job so I tried to just add a splash of colour here and there so it stills keeps the dated look. I think just keeping this in mono or with a tint will give the best finish.

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:02 PM
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Re: Too far gone to fix?

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This is the colour version Ive been playing with. Its too far gone to do a convincing job so I tried to just add a splash of colour here and there so it stills keeps the dated look. I think just keeping this in mono or with a tint will give the best finish.

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Your colourised have a sepia tint to it when I colourise I do it in mind of how the people will look in real life these two chaps are of course Caucasians and they appear to be quite fair in their appearances that's how I would colour them.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for the reply Chain - It's a downer to hear that the colours have gone and Black/White is the likely way forward.

Does anyone else have an alternative view or wants to give (the same) second/third opinion?

Either way,
Thanks.

Mrtiff_SE
I disagree this photo can be colourise in full.

here are some tutorials the primary colour is the tutorial I use to colourise my b/w photos. Most black and white or sepia photos can be colourise in full.

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorials/1...ation-tutorial

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorials/1...ary-colorizing

hope this helps.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: Too far gone to fix?

Just looked at my pic on the monitor at home and its really dark.

Come on Sergio2263, you can't tell me this looks natural
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1472188...n/photostream/

maybe for a pumpkin

I'm not a fan of colourising images, some work but most don't look so good and a nice B&W or a subtle tint will still look great.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:22 PM
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Sorry, I meant this one.....nice work on the clothes but the fleshtones are bad.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1472188...n/photostream/
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:54 PM
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Dataflow = A big Thank You . I’ve tried above Paypal link, but it doesn’t work (I get a ‘timeout’ message – anyone else get the same problem?). Anyway, if you can confirm/repost the correct link, I promise, you’ll find a little something in there ready for the weekend.


Nazca13 = Please do post your results if you get any further and thanks for trying.


Sergio = Your work on those other photos (in the above links) is pure magic - I applaud your skill . This must be more than an hobby for you….? Oh yeah, cheers for the guides as well. I would (of course) love to see your attempt at bringing back this photo from the dead….


MarthasDarkroom = Thanks to you to as well. I’ve given you a “big shout” recommendation on Facebook and shared your details with my Facebook Friends. My one line, pithy review for your website is: ““I thought my treasured memory photograph was too sun damaged to be restored, especially, to its formal colour glory, but MarthasDarkroom were not only able to bring back the colour, they offered an excellent service and the stunning results speak for themselves - thanks!””.

Guess I’ll stick to writing the marketing material, and leave the photo work to you, Sergio and Dataflow.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:25 AM
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Re: Too far gone to fix?

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Dataflow = A big Thank You . I’ve tried above Paypal link, but it doesn’t work (I get a ‘timeout’ message – anyone else get the same problem?). Anyway, if you can confirm/repost the correct link, I promise, you’ll find a little something in there ready for the weekend.

Guess I’ll stick to writing the marketing material, and leave the photo work to you, Sergio and Dataflow.
here this link should work hopefully

Datflow's donation link
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:34 AM
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here this link should work hopefully

Datflow's donation link
Yeah, that works. As promised, you'll find something in your account for the weekend. Have a couple of beers on me friend and thanks again...

Cheers,
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:57 PM
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Re: Too far gone to fix?

Here are the final versions.
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