I have a request for help for yas, but it's a challenge...

aprilflower71May 2, 2005

Or at least it is to me!

Been working at this for a few hours and I'm stumped. I have a picture I'd like to clean up for Mother's Day, and I can only get so far with it. I started with this:

did what I could in PsP7 (the only one I'm truly comfortable with) and came up with this:

which is all fine and dandy, till I email it to my mom and she points out to me that the baby's hair (mine) should be platinum blonde, and her hair is blonde with platinum blonde streaks. Also the bottom half of the couch, her arm, chest,and other hand are orange. The whole couch is supposed to be tan and pink (at least the pink is right).

I've almost torn my hair out bald and still can't figure out where to go from here. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!

april

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jillzey

Hmmm... that's a tough one!

I would go back to my scanning software and try to correct some of the fade there. The closer you can get to the original colors in the scan the better your results will be when you start working in PSP. There just isn't much there to work with.

Also I would crop to get rid of most of the stained area at the bottom.

And blond hair usually looks darker in photos, something about the way light hits it.

In other words, mine didn't come out very good either. ;-)
Jill

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 1:50AM
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jacksmum

Ooooo Jill you did great.
I cheated and went for a black and white look instead.

Wonder how it would look as a pencil sketch? LOL might need to sift through all my papers and see if I can remember how to do that.

Sue :)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 5:01AM
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aprilflower71

You both did great! Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 11:15PM
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urlee

My try,

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 8:02AM
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jillzey

Time for a little teamwork.

I added Urlee's picture as a new layer over my picture and set the blend mode to Soft Light and pulled the opacity down about halfway, then pasted it as a new layer again and set the blend mode to Overlay and pulled the opacity on that layer down about half, too.

Now we're getting somewhere. Thanks Urlee.

Jill

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 9:34PM
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urlee

Hey, That's great Jill.
Now we're cooking!

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 9:41PM
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urlee

Tried it a little darker to see.

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 10:00PM
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aprilflower71

Thank You all so much!

These are wonderful, and I think there are enough good choices here for what I need. Thanks again, ya'll are so talented!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 9:45PM
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jacksmum

Great work girls - you amaze me with your talents.
Hope you have a great Mother's day Aprilflower.
Sue :)

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 2:57AM
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