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#1 robert60446

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:39 AM

Hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone is addicted to coloring / restoring old pictures, here is my latest “painting” job on portrait picture of one of my family members…
Original picture is included on the right side...please feel free to ask any questions or comments. I'm willing to learn and to help on this subject if anyone is interested in color "restoration" techniques...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k190/robert60446/Henry_Color_Blackcopy.jpg

#2 Paul C.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:50 AM

Robert,

I used to do a lot of restoration work, ( and taught Photoshop) but don't think you have much to learn http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
That is frankly one of the best recoloring jobs I have ever seen! Now many hours you have into that one?

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:57 AM

Thanks Paul! Let’s just say I have used more than 20 layers in Photoshop… http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif ...it is hard for me to tell how much time it cost me because I was working on it over the span of 3 – 4 days…every time when kids, wife or work didn’t need my attention I was trying to add some life to this picture… :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:06 AM

Beautiful job. Photoshop is one of the most confusing, complicated, and non-user friendly programs that I have ever had the displeasure to use. My hat is off to anyone who can attain this level of proficiency.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:20 AM

3 to 4 days to achieve that! Wow, that's a lot of work, you just gave me a reason NOT to become addicted to photoshop. I'll just send all my pictures to you. :rolleyes: I will say that you did a very impressive job on this, it looks great! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

#6 Paul C.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:24 AM

Beautiful job. Photoshop is one of the most confusing, complicated, and non-user friendly programs that I have ever had the displeasure to use. My hat is off to anyone who can attain this level of proficiency.



:D LOL it's supposed to be that way, otherwise, they couldn't justify to price. But it is an awesome program!

#7 robert60446

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:27 AM

Photoshop is one of the most confusing, complicated, and non-user friendly programs that I have ever had the displeasure to use.

It is all about job security Steve... :lol:
ps. thanks guys... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:37 AM

Well, thank God my livelyhood doesn't depend on it or else I would starve to death. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

Beautiful job. Photoshop is one of the most confusing, complicated, and non-user friendly programs that I have ever had the displeasure to use. My hat is off to anyone who can attain this level of proficiency.


Hey we could always do our best with Crayons :lol: just try to stay in the lines ;)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:16 PM

Amazing....great job. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:37 PM

Thanks guys! Over the time I hope to get more pictures to work with... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

Very Nice work on the photo. How much would that have cost if you had that done??? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:09 PM

Great coloring,
I've done that too, for the pics of my Grandpa.
I know it's not american, but i'm German, so was he.
But it fits the topic.

Opa_Kriegsmarine_Farbe_b.jpg
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

Grandpa in Italy.

Regards,
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Opa6_WWII_color_Final.jpg

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

Ummm... that is just awesome!!! Well done guys. I should start sending photos your way!! jk....

-Ski

#16 robert60446

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:20 PM

Very nice Stephan!!!... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:27 PM

Does anyone know how long it took someone back in the 1940s to do a hand coloring job on an 8 X 10 ?

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:38 PM

Wonderful works gents , well done. :twothumbup:

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:44 PM

I'm hoping to get the one shot of my grandfather I have colored. It's not the best quality picture, but I think it would look cool.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:44 AM

Amazing... it is really perfect job :thumbsup:

#21 snake36bravo

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:27 AM

Superb starter image. One of the better images I've seen digitally colorized. I started the thread on this at WAF and it's good to see one here.

I haven't done any allied colorizing but will give it a shot and post here.

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:05 PM

Very late on this covo but had to share some of my latest! :D

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:33 PM

I have the only known photo of my grandfather in uniform during WWII I need to get worked on.




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