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Title: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on November 14, 2021, 08:42:14 AM
Hi I am working on this at present.  I separated the subject from the background to prevent confusion.  Let me know what you think I should do to improve this project.  And later what to do with the background.  Thanks
(https://i.postimg.cc/pmgSFCt1/Original.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pmgSFCt1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7C0WMzHP/Sunday-Morning.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7C0WMzHP)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Shadow on November 14, 2021, 05:57:44 PM
Wow Phil. Nice separation from the background. This one is beyond me. Good luck!
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Lynnya on November 14, 2021, 06:05:26 PM
Tough one Phil..lots of color casts to fix. I dont know..may reduce the cast with a hue sat targeting the yellows first then the blue and paint back in the correct skin tone..I'll try it this end and see what happens ..I would make a duplicate copy and test all sorts of ideas that pop into your head..cant hurt.
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Mhayes on November 14, 2021, 06:29:36 PM
Phil, no kidding about this one being difficult. You're right that the background will have to be different and right now not sure which way to go. No sure there is enough of the original to use that pattern or not. Kudos for working this one.
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on November 14, 2021, 07:51:50 PM
This is so tough. First, here's a file that I ran through Affinity Photo's FFT filter to get rid of the bobbly texture, if you want to have a clean (ish) base

(https://i.postimg.cc/qg6GhJ4z/Gingham-baby-FFT.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qg6GhJ4z)

I played around with the colors - using multiple methods - and although I wasn't 100% happy with any of the results, I am leaning towards the outfit being purple gingham, not pink. I used a method suggested in the tutorial Bambi recently posted in another thread while exploring - making a selection in the image before creating a Curves Adjustment layer and then Option-Clicking the Auto button so you can avoid damaged areas that will confuse Photoshop's auto options and that helped a bit. I realize that pink seems like an obvious color for a little girl, but the duck and the little giraffe toy in her other hand seem to be right when the gingham is purple, hence my guess thought that it wasn't pink.

So here's my take on the possible colors (on the original) with your work in progress for comparison, plus a suggestion about what might be done for the background - to put in a suggestion of a floral background and a carpet floor using some images lifted from carpet and fabric businesses.


(https://i.postimg.cc/dDFfGNt2/Gingham-baby-options.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dDFfGNt2)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on November 15, 2021, 10:41:20 AM
Thanks Jo Ann for running this through the FFT filter since there was a dotty geographic pattern on the original.  And for working on the color. I think all would agree on the color of the duck on her dress is yellow.  I will work on the background and the subject some more and will post again later. 
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Candice on November 15, 2021, 01:37:31 PM
I love the smile of this little one!!
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on November 17, 2021, 01:09:56 PM
I added the background and I think the wallpaper  looks pretty much like the original
(https://i.postimg.cc/3Wcq0D06/Gingham.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3Wcq0D06)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Lynnya on November 18, 2021, 10:16:58 AM
Hi Phil she's coming along nicely! On my screen the yellow carpet is very bright.. I think both the background and the floor are maybe a bit stark and detract from the dear little one.. I think I'd tone both down a bit and see.. There is still some magenta on her face arm and legs and some damage on both hands and her leg.. good luck Phil this is a tough one indeed.
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Candice on November 20, 2021, 01:33:35 AM
Maybe something like this? I looked for vintage wallpaper.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z9YnprWV/55-Vintage-Floral-Desktop-Wallpapers-Download-at-Wallpaper-Bro.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Z9YnprWV)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on November 20, 2021, 06:00:59 AM
Thanks.  I am on the road at present but will work on it some more.
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on December 02, 2021, 07:51:47 AM
Well here is my most recent.  I darkened and desaturated the background some and several other changes
(https://i.postimg.cc/FfmsPq37/Thurs-Load.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfmsPq37)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Candice on December 02, 2021, 01:27:37 PM
Phil, did you put the basket back that the duckie is holding?

(https://i.postimg.cc/grcXsff8/Original.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grcXsff8)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on December 02, 2021, 03:45:26 PM
Err aah I didn't know the Duckie was holding one. 
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on December 02, 2021, 04:01:08 PM
I found it, Candice thanks for pointing that out.
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Shadow on December 02, 2021, 04:51:07 PM
Hi Phil. Looking good. On my screen there's still some color damage on the face on the right and on the left, is that damage or maybe a scar? Good luck  :)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Candice on December 03, 2021, 12:39:28 AM
I found it, Candice thanks for pointing that out.
  lol  Duckie would be sad without his Easter basket, Phil  Job well done!!   :hug:
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on December 03, 2021, 08:45:25 AM
I put the basket in this version   Also placed a shot of the basket.
(https://i.postimg.cc/PCnnkZ7v/Basket.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PCnnkZ7v)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nXKbVr8R/Basketview.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nXKbVr8R)
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Candice on December 03, 2021, 07:52:10 PM
 :up:   :hug:
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Mhayes on December 09, 2021, 09:51:17 PM
Wow, great job with a hard photo Phil.
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: philbach on December 10, 2021, 06:29:13 AM
thank you everyone. 
Title: Re: Baby in Gingham
Post by: Lynnya on December 10, 2021, 09:01:12 AM
 :up2: :up2: