* Recent Topics

By the pool by Jo Ann Snover
[Yesterday at 11:34:37 AM]

Studio Portrait by coopmj
[Yesterday at 09:58:23 AM]

Lady with hat by Marydh
[June 22, 2019, 06:54:45 PM]

Portrait by Mhayes
[June 22, 2019, 04:53:02 PM]

Gray Suit by Shadow
[June 18, 2019, 02:05:52 PM]

Stripped jacket by Lynnya
[June 18, 2019, 06:43:13 AM]

In his Sunday Best by Mhayes
[June 17, 2019, 08:20:28 PM]

Peeking around the tree by Mhayes
[June 17, 2019, 08:19:08 PM]

Cutiepie again by Marydh
[June 17, 2019, 03:01:06 PM]

Couple's Pose by Mhayes
[June 16, 2019, 09:32:31 PM]

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 10
Easy / Re: By the pool
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on Yesterday at 11:34:37 AM »
The hand looks much better to me.

The only other thing is I still see damage along the bottom edge of the picture in the water. Look at this version that I've darkened a lot to show the damage:

Easy / Re: Studio Portrait
« Last post by coopmj on Yesterday at 09:58:23 AM »
Oh gee, I need to learn my lefts from my rights.  I looked everywhere BUT the right spot and it's so obvious!  Thank you!!

Easy / Re: By the pool
« Last post by kimh on Yesterday at 06:35:59 AM »
Thanks Lynnya & Jo Ann,
If there's nothing else I'll submit and see how it goes



Easy / Re: Studio Portrait
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on June 23, 2019, 11:29:13 PM »
See if this helps with the sleeves - the green outlines are where the sleeves and armholes are. The red-ish marks are where the fabric is lighter and shouldn't be

His eyes do look strange, but they're that way in the original too. Possibly the negatives were touched up by the original photographer? Given the hand coloring, I wouldn't be surprised...

Easy / Re: Studio Portrait
« Last post by coopmj on June 23, 2019, 07:33:58 PM »
I think his eyes look a little zombie-like...

Jo Ann, can you point out the jacket band?  My unibrow must be affecting my vision :) In the meantime, I'll make these other corrections. 

Thank you!
Easy / Re: Studio Portrait
« Last post by Candice on June 23, 2019, 07:29:39 PM »
Gracious, his eyes were light!!
Easy / Re: Studio Portrait
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on June 23, 2019, 05:31:47 PM »
He has come a long way :)

I think the color on the face in the original looks very splotchy in how and where they applied pink. It doesn't look great, but I'm not sure a restore should fix problems in the original. Perhaps just desaturate the reds a bit to minimize it?

On the sleeve on the left of the image, you have a bright band on the jacket side which should be dark to match the jacket fabric. You can see the bump at the top of the sleeve and follow that line down for the armhole shape.

On the edges of the ringlets and neck hair, some of the fine texture is gone. The smudge brush is good at teasing that back (or paint out some of the mask for the new background - not sure how you did that).

Also, the whites look a little greenish to me. Otherwise, it's looking ready for submission to the neckbeard society :)
Easy / Re: Studio Portrait
« Last post by coopmj on June 23, 2019, 02:39:57 PM »
Here's where I am with my dapper gentleman.  Thoughts?  I'm not sure about the color... 



Easy / Re: By the pool
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on June 23, 2019, 12:07:10 PM »
It all looks much better to me. Saturation/color/contrast look great.

I'd probably skip the blur (I stick to the more texture side of the spectrum) - at some level that's a judgment call and you might want to ask your distributor what they'd prefer

On the hand, I think a couple of tiny tweaks will finish it off. The pinky gets too skinny too quickly - just add a little finger on the side adjacent to the ring finger. The index finger gets too wide towards the top (edge of the photo) - it shouldn't splay out after the knuckle. Just adjust it so the finger is straighter. The thumb gets a little pointy at the end - thumbs have roughly even thickness along the length.
Easy / Re: By the pool
« Last post by Lynnya on June 23, 2019, 11:01:37 AM »
Lookin really good Kim... re the blur.. maybe just a tiny smidge..Great Job.. :up: :up:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 10