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A bit of fun today (as it's Sunday!), and a different type of entertainer to the wonderful ladies and gentlemen who have kept us enthralled at the Olympics. I have sourced some old free-to-use black and white images and have been "hand" colouring them using layer upon layer in Photoshop. It has been a most enjoyable exercise, even though it takes hours to achieve, and the images have been well received in other circles so I thought I'd share one with you. I have uploaded the original black and white image - they certainly took some wonderful photographs all those years ago! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my coloured version.

Thank you for your support and comments, and also for all your good wishes - luckily the test results were negative for Salmonella, it was just a nasty bout of food poisoning, and I am much better now.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Carol

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Entertainer
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:5 Aug 2012 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Beautiful, Colouring, Dancer, Digitally manipulated, Entertainment, Lady, Portait, Vintage
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 12:09 PM

Beautifully manipulated Carol - and I'm glad you're better now!
Ann

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Aug 2012 - 12:11 PM

Excellent work.

John

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

really like what youve done with v1.lesley

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digital_boi
5 Aug 2012 - 12:19 PM

seems appropriate good work well worth the effort

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 12:21 PM

You must have spent hours producing this, Carol, wonderful work. Carol

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 12:41 PM

Good work here Carol, I bet they'd look lovely printed out on some antique style paper....

Ade

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 12:43 PM

A clever and creative bit of tinkering here, Carol: very nicely done and your version has retained it's olde worlde charm and character so well.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 12:54 PM

That is so amazing Carol...clever you
you have created a masterpiece
Lillian

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Aug 2012 - 1:01 PM

What a wonderful piece of work Carol. Your colouring has kept it's vintage look too.
Love it. Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 1:05 PM

What a difference the colour makes SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 1:28 PM

Beautifully done. I have done this with some old photos of my own so I know just how long it takes.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 1:43 PM

Superb work Carol.
Can't begin to imagine how you do these, but a beautiful result.
The original is amazing -wonder how much dark room work went into those.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 1:51 PM

Thanks to moiral for your UA, you are very kind xx

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 3:29 PM

Sheer delight, that what I felt as I came across these two remarkable worked images, simply stunning, depicting an era of which has long gone.

Regards Nathan

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 - 4:43 PM

You have put a lot of work into this one Carol and a first class result. Well done
Jim

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 4:56 PM

A delight of yesteryear come alive. Thanks for sharing.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:34 PM

...and there was me thinking it was one from your family album TongueGrinGrin

A nifty bit of colouring, Carol.

Dave

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
5 Aug 2012 - 6:46 PM

Beautifully manipulated

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jabe
jabe e2 Member 4jabe vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:06 PM

Grin well done , a lovely bit of art work, i love to see a bit of colour put back into the old photography, Grin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:20 PM

This is great Carol - well done and congrats.
Joan.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7126 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:33 PM

Thats very effective and very well done Carol.

Trev

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 12:27 AM

A pretty girl here Carol,
and leggy with it too !!
Good colouring from you.
Mick.

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CaroleS
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6 Aug 2012 - 8:16 AM

Love this one and the colouring is so effective.
Carole

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NaturesHaven
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6 Aug 2012 - 9:44 AM

Delightful image.......SmileSmile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 4:30 PM

A excellent bit hand colouring there, Carol Wink Well worth all the time and effort.
Glad to hear you've recovered from your bout of food poisoning Smile
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 6:36 AM

WOW...amazing hand colouring, Carol! The end result is positively stunning. Actually, the lady is pretty stunning herself...lol

A Grin

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ChiliMan
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8 Aug 2012 - 6:38 AM

And I love your title. Brings me back to Leeds 'cos in the summer the icecream truck (Mr Whippy) would come round our flats and it'd be playing 'The Entertainer' GrinGrin

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very good colour choices....well thought out

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Glostopcat
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8 Aug 2012 - 4:56 PM

Wonderfuly worked as always Carol, you've created a real masterpiece

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elainebaker
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:07 PM

V1 for me. Excellent image Smile

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 7:08 AM

What a brilliant idea colouring old photo's and what a wonderful result.
I can imagine the layers.I would say you had to use a gentle "brush" so as not to over do her.

Would she have ever imagined herself in colour ?
Theres a reaction I'd love to see,,
Pretty lady she is to,,,

Superb Carol is what I am thinking,,

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