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Author Topic: Isn't she the cutest?  (Read 888 times)

Offline Marydh

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Isn't she the cutest?
« on: August 26, 2019, 05:33:37 PM »
So happy that Hannie posted these to work on.   
I'm wondering what you all see as far as her hair is concerned.
Any insights are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Mary


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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 05:36:05 PM »
Oops.  I'm also wondering what I should do with the handwriting on the top right.
Clone it away or try to keep.

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 09:41:31 PM »
Mary, ignore the handwriting as I think too hard to make sense of and also not sure it was on the original. One other thing and that is this photo is hand painted.
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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 08:03:18 AM »
Mary, I thinks the little girl has blond curly hair that may be tied back in a pony tail.  Around her head there are wisps of curly hair and short curly bangs?
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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 11:14:17 AM »
Thanks a lot Margie and Hannie.  Not sure how Iím going to handle the hand painting.  Should be quite a challenge... 😱

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 01:13:01 PM »
Good luck Mary.. I know you can bring her back  :up:
never giving up......learning from others as I go...

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 02:16:56 PM »
Good luck Mary! Know you'll bring it back to it's former glory.  :up2:

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 03:50:11 PM »
Mary, I think if you work in small sections at a time you won't feel so overwhelmed and the little girl will come together. Here's how I would start and you will have your own way of approaching this.

l. Looking at the girl's face--your right--work on half to begin with and I would use the healing brush with a fairly small diameter. Her cheeks, lower 1/2 chin and neck, and upper forehead. By cleaning up this side 1st you will be able to copy and help repair the opposite side.
2.You can do the same type of clean up on your left side of the girl's face, but you will be more limited on what the healing brush can fix.
3. On your left, the girl's face can take samples from the right side that you have cleaned up. You mentioned cloning and it might work, but I like to use the lasso tool with a 2% feather and lasso an area that will work for the other side. I do a Ctrl J to make that selection is on its own layer and then use my arrow keys to move (make sure you no longer have the lasso tool selected) that selection in place. I then do a Transform>Flip Horizontal>"enter.
4. Add a layer mask to conceal all of that selection. With a soft brush and your foreground now white (shortcut key X to toggle back and forth) you can bring back areas you want showing.
5. Save your work and I safe multiple revisions in case I want to back to that revision. I know that you can keep changes in folders, but I keep it simple for a simple mind.  ::)
5. When I like my changes I will do a Merge Visible and duplicate that layer. The top layer will now be the layer I work on.
6. The girl's neck on your right is better than what's on your left, so I will do the same. I will also pay attention that there are more shadows on that side. For that I will duplicate that layer and use maybe "Multiply" and change the opacity so that it looks good. Remember when you change the mode, to later merge down so that you don't have problems with layers above.
7. The hair which has no useful info except for color will be something you work from scratch. Her dress work with what you have and repair the damage. It won't be perfect but since it is hand painted will work. The background you can either save for the last or do 1st.

Good luck and I think if you do small sections at a time, you will start to feel more comfortable with your restore.
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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 04:54:33 PM »
Thanks for the tips Margie.  I've been working for quite a while and feel more comfortable.  We shall see. :0)
Lynn and Shadow...thanks for the encouragement.  Always a help!

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 06:27:03 PM »
I've gotten to the point where it is time for you guys to take a gander.
This was a joint effort between Jesterjeni and me.   She got me started with an amazing version of this adorable little girl.  I was really struggling until Jester came to my rescue. 
Anyway, see what you think.  Willing to do anything so the family will like it.Do you think the face needs to be lighter? wider?






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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 12:49:22 AM »
Wow Mary, I think you and Jesterjeni hit a home run. The only thing I would change a little is to have her eyes a little lighter for the irises to show the brown and of course the pupils inside black. Just a thought. She is beautiful.
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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 07:46:25 AM »
You and Jester brought this little back, what a great job!  :up:

I think perhaps her cheeks are a little wider?  When you place the original over your WIP you will see what I mean.
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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2019, 09:55:25 AM »
Thanks so much Margie and Hannie.    Iíll make the changes and send her on.

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2019, 04:15:52 PM »
Beautiful Mary! The family will be so happy.

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Re: Isn't she the cutest?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2019, 05:02:51 PM »
This is fabulous!