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Photographer

Photos by DeanR

Posts: 580

Langley, British Columbia, Canada

I am a complete newb at PS and digital retouching.

I am interested in getting a 1940's hand painted glamour pin-up look to some of my photos, like this effect.
http://www.hotshotscalendar.com/the-girls/holly-peers
http://www.hotshotscalendar.com/the-girls/kelly-hall
http://www.hotshotscalendar.com/the-girls

How do I do this?

Thanks!

Sep 07 13 12:19 am Link

Photographer

Tulack

Posts: 627

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

I don't see anything painted. Just pastel background. And skin without texture.

Sep 07 13 12:24 am Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

I see a few places that you can start here:
https://www.google.com.tr/?gws_rd=cr&ei … hop+pin+up

Sep 07 13 12:44 am Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Here's one but unless you tweak the file for larger sizes and prepare the image, I haven't had any joy with it.

Sep 07 13 01:39 am Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33526

Los Angeles, California, US

You could look at an old book called

Photo Oil Coloring for Fun & Profit by Lucile Robertson Marshall.

I found a copy on eBay for $8 once.

It's about painting on black and white prints to colorize them. You don't actually have to read it, but it may inspire you.

Richie Fahey sites the book as an inspiration. Take a look at his hand colored prints:

http://www.richiefahey.com/HC1.htm

Is that the look you are after?

http://www.richiefahey.com/stock/HCPAGE3/HC34.JPG

http://www.richiefahey.com/stock/HCPAGE4/HC55.JPG

Sep 07 13 01:44 pm Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33526

Los Angeles, California, US

Here's a lesson from Steven Stahlberg on colorizing black and white using Photoshop:

'JEALOUSY' (STEP-BY-STEP)

http://www.androidblues.com/JealousySte … ystep.html

Sep 07 13 01:49 pm Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33526

Los Angeles, California, US

Sep 07 13 02:05 pm Link

Photographer

cinema photography

Posts: 4418

Mission Viejo, California, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26456050

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/20354199

Everyone has their own process, for me, I perfected mine to suit my taste. My suggestion is study the images of the era, and then seek out a lot of tutorials on color and lighting and when you shoot, shoot with the post process in mind, not the other way around. Get a clear idea on what these images look and feel like, color, tone etc and then from there you can start learning by trial and error. There is no quick solution.

Learning a process takes time and effort, but its worth it.

Sep 07 13 02:42 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Some useful techniques here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Hg1TItGg8

Pick, choose, and modify.

Sep 07 13 02:49 pm Link