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Twins 1947

By RosaB
This is a photo of me in 1947 [left] with my twin sister and little brother.

I have tinted this in photoshop elements. It has a more limited colour range than CS2 as it only has RGB and not CMYK. The colour of the dresses is how I remember them.

THe original photo was taken by my older cousin who was a navigator in the RAF in WW2. A better photo of us than this {which I haven't got on my computer}won an award.

V2 is the original. Which I prefer but thought by colouring it it leaves a more accurate record.

I have now uploaded V3 which I added using advice from comments. Be interested to know which you prefer

Tags: Historical Restoration Black and white Digitally manipulated Twins Tinted Old photo 1947 Portraits and people

Voters: Goofydog, SandraKay, Milla and 18 more

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Goofydog 15 6 England
6 Apr 2008 1:16PM
Love it
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 1:28PM
The tinting is first class and not over done. Are you still as alike now? You can see the family resemblance in your brother's face too. Brilliant.
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 1:32PM
Just fab, loving it to the bits!
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 3:03PM
Well processed not too over the top
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
6 Apr 2008 3:19PM
Many thanks for your comments. Yes I tried to give it just a hint of colour I don't like anything too gaudy!
No we are not as alike now Sandra,different hair colour and quite a weight difference as I have lost a lot due to Chemo!
6 Apr 2008 4:31PM
Nice captures Rosalie, well done.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 7:24PM
What a charming old photograph, and you have worked so well on it, making it come to life. The little boy's curls are amazing, and I love the matching pink ribbons too.
blackbird 14 159 15 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 7:49PM
the hint of colour seems very appropriate, just like the hand tinted portraits that my grandmother had done as a child, very nice
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 8:59PM
Gorgeous Rosa. Well done - stunning work!
Marilyn x
peg 14 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 1:12AM
It's lovely to see images like this. Edmund
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
8 Apr 2008 2:49PM
This is a very beautiful picture, Rosa, you have done whatever you have done so well, and it certainly is a lovely memory for you and your brother and sister. Carol
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
9 Apr 2008 2:39PM
Thanks again for all your comments! It was very difficult to buy matching dresses for us as it was only 2 yrs after the war but my Mother and Aunt were good at dressmaking and I think they probably made the ribbons out of the same material,Pamela. I can remember this session quite clearly although I was only 3 !/2 yrs old
Photogene 15 176 Wales
9 Apr 2008 2:43PM
Excellent work Rosalie, the colouring is so very well done and really makes the image come to life, Nice work Smile

All the best Richard
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
9 Apr 2008 7:42PM
love how you did this image V1 is awsome
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
10 Apr 2008 7:54AM
Many thanks for the mod Richard. Brilliant you can certainly do a lot more with the full Photoshop and add ons!
Thanks Dawn
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
10 Apr 2008 6:26PM
Yep, nice work Rosaline. Well tinted. A more natural skin colour would havw been nice (as per the mod) but maybe you achieved the "look " you were after. Well done.
Been online very little these days. Had a power surge and my PC died in a puff of smoke. I lost everything Sad
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 11:18PM
Even though you can't get out much with the camera you're obviously spending your time learning new tricks with processing. I hope this is on your wall.
I love the mod too as the skin tones are so soft.
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
12 Apr 2008 8:02AM
Thanks Paul and Penny for your lovely comments! I agree with you about the skin tones but I think I would need CS2 and extra filters to acheive the effect that Richard has got. PS elements gives quite a limited range for the skin tones unless I am doing it wrong!
12 Apr 2008 2:13PM
I like version 3 the best.
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
12 Apr 2008 2:30PM
Thankyou! I have experimented now with enhance>adjust colour>skin tones on the finished Jpeg and achieved this result V3!

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