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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...

 

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Robert

 

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Robert,

 

I used to do a lot of restoration work, ( and taught Photoshop) but don't think you have much to learn thumbsup.gif

That is frankly one of the best recoloring jobs I have ever seen! Now many hours you have into that one?

 

Paul


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Thanks Paul! Let’s just say I have used more than 20 layers in Photoshop… 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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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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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! thumbsup.gif


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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!


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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... thumbsup.gif


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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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Thanks guys! Over the time I hope to get more pictures to work with... thumbsup.gif


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Very Nice work on the photo. How much would that have cost if you had that done??? think.gifthink.gif

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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.

 

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Grandpa in Italy.

 

Regards,

Stephan

 

 

 

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Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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

 

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


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

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