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Jiggery Pokery

By LynneJoyce  
I was scanning, repairing and framing a very old Black & White photograph of myself (1960's) when I realised that it would be the perfect vehicle to demonstrate duotones, tritones and other Photoshop Jiggery Pokery. So I started playing with duotones and tritones and with some added a new version of colour popping (the eyes) to see what effects I could get.

What surprised me about this exercise was just how much my expression seemed to change according to what duotone/tritone I used - calm -> serious -> demonic! I don't see many duotones and tritones on this site, or anywhere for that matter, so I thought that this experiment was worth posting.

The original photograph was taken by camera club member on Teesside and is incredibly battered. The photographer is probably long dead by now. Such is the power of Photoshop that I have been able to repair the major cracks.

Anyway thank you for looking and I hope you find the exercise interesting.

Tags: Black and white Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

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saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
26 Jun 2012 5:16PM
fantastic set of images,all very well beautiful ,

miptog 11 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 5:33PM
A very interesting exercise. It may be the way that the contrast, and light and shadows change in each image that changes its affect, contributing more to the change than the tri/duo-tone.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
26 Jun 2012 5:33PM
Wonderful use of selective coloring -- V1 and V11 are my favs.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
26 Jun 2012 5:36PM
Very cleverly done. Fine set with V1 being my favourite.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
26 Jun 2012 5:50PM
Clever play, Lynne. The green eyes are certainly 'eye catching' Smile. They all have appeal, but v8 seems to keep my attention longest.

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 5:56PM
Well worth a post, cannot make up my mind. Have a vote split into twelve.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 6:14PM
These are lovely..................... and I must say you have very beautiful eyes! I cant choose a fave, I like them all and its a great idea. The image is very very sixties and reminds me of the photo's that used to be in hairdressers, I used to spend a lot of time looking at them while my Mum had her hair setSmile
Brilliant Lynne!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 6:18PM
Great to be reminded of what we looked like then .....Wink
That apart I think it is amazing how different processing can change the image so much.
Thanks for sharing them with us.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 6:46PM
Versions, 1...5 ...and.. 12 for me Lynne
You haven't changed a bitWink
still have those vivid green eyes..
waiting for you to show me some of your PS talent in a couple of weeks
great set and hard work
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
26 Jun 2012 6:50PM
Clever work, Lynne, I like what you have done with V.4. Carol
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 6:51PM
V2 is the stand out one for me. Intriguing idea making for a great post.
banehawi Plus
13 1.6k 3722 Canada
26 Jun 2012 7:06PM

I agree duo toning is under used. I do a lot of mono with duo toning, especially mods, and it can make a very ordinary image look great.

Why not submit a technique on this to the techniques section?


26 Jun 2012 8:19PM
Looks like you had some fun doing these Lynne V2 is my winner tonight

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:05PM
difficult to choose a favourite they are all great and I like the work you have done no doubt you enjoyed playing in PS
Irishkate Plus
7 41 110 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 10:24PM
How beautiful you look.
What gorgeous eyes.
Personally I like the sepia tones in V8 and 12.
Are your eyes the green colour in V1?
How about a photo of you now?
It would be nice to see behind the avatars.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:28AM
Love all these versions, it is nice to try out different processes. V1 is very well done and well chosen as the lead, but I also like V4 quite dramatic!
moiral 7 12 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 7:43AM
A very pretty young lady, and those eyes are something else, no matter what colour Lynne. My favourite has to be 1 with that vivid green. Very interesting experiement and great results.
BTW I did get that email and such an improvement. Have to have a proper look at it though as just had a quick look. Thank you. Moira
goso 11 2 1 Australia
27 Jun 2012 7:46AM
Has to be #1 for me Lynne - good jiggery pokery ...Bill
I thought the hairstyle was of an other era, Jackie Kennedy came to mind. The startling green eyes are captivating. You've hardly changed Lynne.

User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 8:33AM
A super set, No1 gets the vote.
8 10 10 England
27 Jun 2012 9:02AM
So interesting Lynne and after a very quick look I'm clicking V12.
27 Jun 2012 9:08AM
Beautiful set of images Lynne. Looked at them all and V1 and V11 are my choices
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
27 Jun 2012 9:24AM
I personalty admire every version !

Will so no more on the grounds it may incriminate me.

saltireblue Plus
7 7.1k 33 Norway
27 Jun 2012 12:08PM
A fascinating set of a beautiful model, Lynne. HArd to chooses any one favourite as they all have their individual appeal.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
27 Jun 2012 1:13PM
Blimey, Lynne, I'd never have guessed this was you! A fine selection of your digital jiggery-pokery here, and think V8 & V12 are my faves, but all are excellent Smile Well done! Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 1:40PM
I can't recall seeing such ''sophisticated'' ladies in the 60s Lynne.At least not at the discos I went too anyway. I reckon you were more a ballroom type of a girl.
The only way to see girls like you were the glamour mags' in the barber shops.I never quite understood why they had these mags' in a gents barber shop,but I suppose they thought us guys would never buy them and take them home.Of course we always thumbed through the bike and car mags first and when we saw no one was looking we picked up the glamour mag.I suppose the reason could have been for the mothers that brought their little boys in for a haircut,but at 20 years old,who in their right mind would bring their mother with them ? Besides,with mummy sitting next to you,what boy would read the mag,even at 20 year old !! You have heard of a bakers dozen,so a good barbers dozen here !!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 6:34PM
Come on Trev, that was taken over 45 years ago. I 'm allowed to be a wrinkly, saggy old bat now!
27 Jun 2012 7:53PM
What a great exercise Lynne and with terrific results - like v3 & v9 the best though - beautiful eyes I have to say! Lou
A dozen pleasing variants produced from your restored picture. You have rejuvenated the 45 years old neglect. Good effort, Lynne. - Raja.
xwang 8 56 8
28 Jun 2012 10:21AM
Wow.. was it you? You are beautiful!Grin... Am I allowed to say that? Never mind, I'm foreign...Grin Why you didn't look at us on your avatar with this pair of beautiful green eyes?Grin
28 Jun 2012 8:36PM
Fantiastic image V1 V12 for me, but all excellent--------Gary(milky)
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
29 Jun 2012 7:19AM
Eye catching to say the least, LynneWink.
Interesting subtle variations in tones.......your jiggery pokery has been so worth while.
V 1 is my favourite, followed believe it or not by V 12.
Interesting to read what others find most satisfying.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
29 Jun 2012 9:52AM
Holy're a classic beauty!!!!

Now before looking through the versions, I did something I almost never do. I read through ALL the comments. And it's been so interesting what people have had to say, Lynne.

For me, my favourites are 1, 5 and 8. V8 looks like those old photos of glam actresses. V5 is like the BW photos from my childhood.

Andrew Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2012 4:04PM
Now I'm just a saggy, wrinkly old bat of 64, but as with all of us, what matters is what we are, not what we look like. I'm going to have some T shirts printed with this image on and the caption - Trust me, this is the only way to keep your youthful looks!
A lovely B&W portrait. I love colour and the touch with the eyes.
Great presentation. Well done. WesternRed.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jul 2012 1:03AM
Dear Lynne, I have taken so long to comment because... well the series is a very difficult one on a french outback narrowband connection.
Now in the early morning of a hot summer night it worked at last and it was worth every minute of wating!!!!
Fantastic. I thought it might be you..
What about a complete card game with the two of you Smile
ElmsArt 10 82 1 Scotland
5 Jul 2012 9:28PM
This is a fascinating set. Have spent ages looking from one to another. The differences are quite subtle and yet the effects are quite different. Great work.

PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 8:40AM
You've done a great job of the repair. 1 and 3 for me. Paul
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 6:55AM
The eyes have it! What fun! The glamor.... Wow! IB
17 Jul 2012 4:20PM
truly gorgeous
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 5:56PM
Wow Lynne. Excellent work here and a lovely young lady too. I had my first experience with duotone as a young apprentice printer in1954. (That shows how old I am).
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 8:56AM
Great work ! V11 pulls me in more then the rest. nice very nice.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Jul 2012 11:43PM
You certainly were a looker back in the day, but like a fine wine you have matured and got better with age. V1 with those striking green eyes is my favourite
2 Sep 2012 5:26PM
you have been busy. Well done. Elaine
31 Aug 2013 10:03AM
Can I order a T Shirt, please?

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