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

Posted by aprilflower (My Page) on
Mon, May 2, 05 at 20:40

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:

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

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

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


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

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

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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 :)


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

You both did great! Thanks so much!


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

My try,


~Urlee~


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

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


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

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

~Urlee~


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

Tried it a little darker to see.

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~Urlee~


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

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!


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

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


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