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Old 01-31-2002, 08:02 AM
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Good morning. All I can say Walt is.... WOW. You did a great job on repairing this. Her skin tone is much better. I had a great deal of shadowing on the right hand side of her face. I've not heard of WinImage. Can't wait to research it now. Did you find it removed the lines without blurring the original too much? I spent hours removing the lines by cloning. I'd love to hear more about how it works.

BTW - My Great Auntie Mickey is still someone to reckon with!
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Old 01-31-2002, 09:19 AM
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Hi Sharon,

No, there is no demo at this point. The product download is about 60 megabytes, and when they had a demo up, the resulting download volume brought the server to its knees on a distressingly regular basis. We would sometimes see as many as 200 downloads in a day, vs. just a few actual purchase downloads per day we see now. Because of the company's location (rural Montana), more bandwidth is not available, so it's a real problem for us. It's also hard on the purchasers; they've paid for the product, and the demo downloads really increased the time it took for them to get the product they had purchased.

We are putting together a 'lite' demo, one that uses the docs that are on the Internet instead of carrying a full set in the download. That'll reduce the size to something reasonable, probably well under five megabytes. When that's done, there will be a link on the left side of the home page. It will be a few weeks before that shows up, though, as there is some testing yet to do. Because the docs for this configuration will be on the Internet, you'll have to be online in order to browse the manual. We think this will be a practical configuration, but all we can do is try, as the other way just won't work for us.
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Old 02-01-2002, 02:43 AM
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Hi OhThatGirl2002,

Attached is my attempt at retouching your Great Aunt’s Photo.

I used the Dust and Scratches tool to remove most of the scratches.

Then I blurred slightly. I made a levels adjustment and added a sepia color layer above her layer and merged. From that point on I used color layers and adjusted them with HSL. I added highlights to her eyes and darkened her lashes with the airbrush on separate layers. I also used your technique for highlighting her hair and DJ’s technique for sharpening in the red channel. Before I finished, I reselected her face and adjusted the magenta in selective color red to pink up her face a little.

Thanks for posting the original. This was fun.

Sharon J.
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:24 AM
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Great Job on Auntie Mickey's picture Sharon. The skin tone is very nice. Your hand painting skill is excellent. With some more practice... I hope to be able to achieve the same outcome.

I worked on a picture of my in-laws - who have been married this October for 50 years! 98% of all her wedding pictures were in black & white. I had a few that I scanned from slides that were color so I had a better idea of what colors to paint. I'm happy with the result but am still struggling with skintones. Any suggestions?

P.S. Thanks for taking the time to work on my pictures. I enjoy the variations and tips.
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:24 AM
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Boy does resizing and compressing to JPG look bad! LOL
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:35 AM
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As always, I like to post the original. Unfortuneatly, the original was a high res scan and I've had to resize to post to this forum. I'm afraid the resize and compression is not the best.
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:38 AM
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Well, your colored version has the dress not white and the stone not gray. It is like there is a magenta cast that is not in the original. This makes it look more like a faded color picture.

Sharon
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:43 AM
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I did color the dress and the brick on purpose. I gave the brick a sepia tone and the dress was offwhite to begin with. Perhaps I shouldn't have? Oh boy, there's that magenta issue all over again. I should re-calibrate again. Thanks Sharon.
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:48 AM
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I wouldn't take me as an authority on coloring - you are a lot better than I am. It's just my opinion.

One thing I would do is crop so that more focus is on the couple.

I enjoy your work.

Sharon
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Old 02-03-2002, 02:02 PM
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Hey Sharon,

While surfing around, I found a page that has an excellent chart for blonde hair - as well as brunette, brown etc. Check the chart out.
http://www.archangelmerchandising.co...our/blonde.htm
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