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The Entertainer

By gingerdelight    
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.


Tags: Beautiful Lady Vintage Digitally manipulated Colouring Portait Entertainment Dancer

Voters: AnnChown, andylea, jdinne and 56 more

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AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 12:09PM
Beautifully manipulated Carol - and I'm glad you're better now!

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jdinne 17 16 England
5 Aug 2012 12:11PM
Excellent work.

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
5 Aug 2012 12:17PM
really like what youve done with v1.lesley
5 Aug 2012 12:19PM
seems appropriate good work well worth the effort

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
5 Aug 2012 12:21PM
You must have spent hours producing this, Carol, wonderful work. Carol
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
5 Aug 2012 12:41PM
Good work here Carol, I bet they'd look lovely printed out on some antique style paper....

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
5 Aug 2012 12:43PM
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.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 12:54PM
That is so amazing Carol...clever you
you have created a masterpiece
moiral 10 12 Scotland
5 Aug 2012 1:01PM
What a wonderful piece of work Carol. Your colouring has kept it's vintage look too.
Love it. Moira
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:05PM
What a difference the colour makes SmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:28PM
Beautifully done. I have done this with some old photos of my own so I know just how long it takes.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:43PM
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.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:51PM
Thanks to moiral for your UA, you are very kind xx
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:29PM
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
canonfan 9 7 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:43PM
You have put a lot of work into this one Carol and a first class result. Well done
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
5 Aug 2012 4:56PM
A delight of yesteryear come alive. Thanks for sharing.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
5 Aug 2012 6:34PM
...and there was me thinking it was one from your family album TongueGrinGrin

A nifty bit of colouring, Carol.

5 Aug 2012 6:46PM
Beautifully manipulated
jabe 9 10 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 9:06PM
Grin well done , a lovely bit of art work, i love to see a bit of colour put back into the old photography, Grin
11 10 10 England
5 Aug 2012 9:20PM
This is great Carol - well done and congrats.
Trev_B 13 151 68 England
5 Aug 2012 10:33PM
Thats very effective and very well done Carol.

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 12:27AM
A pretty girl here Carol,
and leggy with it too !!
Good colouring from you.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Love this one and the colouring is so effective.
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
6 Aug 2012 9:44AM
Delightful image.......SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 15 England
6 Aug 2012 4:30PM
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
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
8 Aug 2012 6:36AM
WOW...amazing hand colouring, Carol! The end result is positively stunning. Actually, the lady is pretty stunning

A Grin
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
8 Aug 2012 6:38AM
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
andmolliethedog 14 120 11 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 11:05AM
very good colour choices....well thought out
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
8 Aug 2012 4:56PM
Wonderfuly worked as always Carol, you've created a real masterpiece
13 Aug 2012 10:07PM
V1 for me. Excellent image Smile
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
16 Aug 2012 7:08AM
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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