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Theatre Comique in color

Theatre Comique in color

Here's another photo that I just had to see in color. I believe the original was posted around Nov. 26 (and I've been working on it ever since...or so it seems). I intentionally made the colors bright, vivid and perhaps a bit outlandish but I wanted to make the theatre look like a fun and happy place. There was a lot of detail and I think (I hope) I got most of it. I'm still trying to figure out Photoshop Elements 9 and I learned a lot doing this but still have much more to figure out. View full size.

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All PE9, all the time

So glad you liked it! And yes, it was all done with my trusty little Photoshop Elements 9.

Love it!

Great work! I like it so much I made it the wallpaper on my large monitor.

Did you do all of this exclusively in Photoshop Elements 9?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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