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Civil War


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Monday, 23 June 2014 00:00

Major General Ambrose Burnside

Over the past few weeks I've become more and more interested in colouring old historic black and white photographs but being a bit of a newbie to this technique I've been trying to learn how to make skin tones more convincing. As I mentioned in an earlier post, peoples skin isn't just one colour but made up of many different colours and shades. As I've learnt the key is not only identifying what colours to use but also how to blend them and apply so that they appear more realistic.

Thanks to a couple of tutorials I've read, whilst I certainly haven't mastered it, I now am starting to get a better understanding of how this works and have applied these techniques to an old American Civil War photo of Major General Ambrose Burnside.

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