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Old 04-27-2009, 01:33 PM
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Thank you all for your help and instrucion. DRMRDM is right the right arm had to be recreated and I will address the line. There was no date attached. She reached 87 and I found this photo labeled with her name, in family records. I would guess 18 mo. to 3 yrs, (after 5 kids you'd think I'd be better at this guess). That would make the picture as having been taken between 1923 - 1925. It's funny because as beautiful as she turned out, all 3 of her sisters were equally stunning. Imagine a straght laced, immigrant Italian father riding herd on that cluster in a small hard-coal mining town in PA. Aesrhetically, would you lighten the brownness of the Sepia? I was just going by the original, but guess there's no strict need to stay with it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:07 PM
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Sometimes you just have to try a few different things on a few different layers and click them on and off to see what you think is best.
Agreed. In general, always a good idea.

Ron_H, I kind of like that deeper brown and haven't seen it that often in the scanning I've done. It's nice on tight studio portraits.

Here's a couple of examples of the tones I offer clients - both from the Pixel Genius collection. Neither really approaches the rich, original tone of your image. I'd leave it the way it is.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:23 PM
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I have to admit ignorance of the Pixel Genius Collection. I will look it up. Although I have offered my services, I've never been able to get my foot in the door of the industry. I do however love doing this stuff and enjoy having the appropriate tools.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:44 PM
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I usually use the tones from the PhotoKit suite available here:
http://www.pixelgenius.com/index.html

Or you can find great tones, here.
http://www.thelightsright.com/TLRBWToning

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:13 PM
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Again, thank you.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:12 PM
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I don't know if you want to dink with it or not, but a free program called Virtual Photographer from Optik Verne Labs has some really nice aged effects. It is a plug in and would be accessed by going under your filters under photoshop.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:40 PM
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Sorry to nit pick: that's Verve.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:46 AM
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Excellent, chillin! The top right part. Now do the rest.
Its a low quality jpeg, but can give you some idea. You could try different sepia tones until you get what you want.
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