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Title: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Vaska_Meow on October 14, 2005, 06:08:21 PM
Would any of our colorists be interested in showing their work in several stages?
It might be interesting for those of us who are learning about colorization to see the steps that others take to get the kind of results they do.

For example, we could post the original image in black and white...AND save a few in various stages of completion to post., possibly with descriptions of what we did.
I think it would be like a show and tell thing and we could probably all learn a LOT.



Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on October 14, 2005, 06:40:51 PM
I would be interested to do this. But, I probably wouldn't give too much detail on how I did some things because it's a secret! :-X (sorry). I'll see how far I can get on one tonight...
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on October 27, 2005, 11:41:23 AM
Please!!! I need help-SOS ASAP!! ::)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Laura Mabee on October 27, 2005, 12:01:10 PM
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By request, here is a work I did as a step-by-step thing. This is the original b/w I used.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/Windsor/07.jpg

Next, I did my thing to the b/w so everything stands out a little better. Can you tell the difference?
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sweetjaimes/Progression/Alix1.jpg

Then I selected the background and colored it.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sweetjaimes/Progression/Alix2.jpg

I then selected her dress and de-selected the polka dot area. I forgot to save between the color changes though... sorry. An easier way to de-select stuff like polka dots is to use the quick mask function. I go over this is detail on another colored photos thread, but I'm too lazy to go find it now.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sweetjaimes/Progression/Alix3.jpg

Then I selected Alix's skin and used a yellowish-peachy-pink color. It was a little difficult on this pic because most of her skin didn't want to grab a hold of the color. That's why she looks pretty pale.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sweetjaimes/Progression/Alix4.jpg

Then I did her hair. After, I went over her face with a manual brush and picked a peachier color. Then a darker pink/orange color for her lips and then I adjusted the lightness and opacity of above color and went over shadows on her face.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sweetjaimes/Progression/Alix5.jpg

I then go back and color the furniture she's leaning against. I usually do that right after the background, but I forgot. And there's the finished product. I was rushed so there are some little mistakes, but I still like the outcome, though I'm not crazy about what I did to her face. Oh well.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sweetjaimes/Progression/Alix6.jpg
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on October 27, 2005, 03:28:02 PM
Since the colored sections started way back when, many people have asked how to color, what techniques to use, etc., and I'd put in my help, as well as other people, and it would get buried after a while. So I asked Laura if she'd sticky a how-to thread near the top so it'd be readilly accessable for people who would like to learn.

I went back to the first colored thread and took all the info I found there that would be of help and I'll put it here. I didn't really look too intensely at it because I need to get to work soon, but when I have the time, I'll comb it over again, as well as search the other colored photos threads for relevent information. Thanks Laura for making this a sticky!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on October 27, 2005, 03:37:47 PM
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I work at a newspaper and one of my main jobs is to color correct the photos, so practicing coloring helps quite a bit if you can believe that. I don't know what PSP is like so you might have to adapt my suggestions. Note: every picture is different, so you'll just have to go by eye.  Anyway, for skin coloring, I find that both red/magenta and yellow should be around 20% or so, with a touch of blue/cyan...maybe around 5%. Blush is mostly red with maybe a little blue or yellow, depending on what you want their coloring to be. Hair... well, I have yet to figure that out so I just basically wing it 'till it looks good, usually with red, yellow, and black though. Jewelry would be mostly yellow with a pinch of red if you're going golden, white with a teeny touch of blue if silver. For clothing, I like navy a lot... blue with a little red (but not enough to make purple). But actually, clothing is the fun part because you really don't know most of the time what colors they wore, so you can just make it up!

Here's some keys for those who didn't learn this in school: (you'd be suprised how many don't know)

To make colors other than red, yellow, and blue:
Orange = red + yellow
Green = yellow + blue
Purple = blue + red


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For users of Photoshop, here are some things that might help.

First off, make sure the photo is in either RGB or CMYK mode. If it's in grayscale, you won't pick up any colors... just grays. You can find out which is which by going to the "Image" option on the top toolbar, and then go to "Mode". Then just select which one you want. I myself like to use CMYK (media print mode standing for Cyan Magenta Yellow Black) because that's what I'm used to, but most everyone else finds comfort with RGB (standard mode standing for Red Green Blue).

What's the difference?
Honestly, I don't really know. All I know is that I've tried to use RGB and have failed miserably. So I suggest you find whatever works best for you. If you happen to use CMYK though, just remember to change it to RGB when you save. It opens a lot more saving file options, like PNG, JPG, and BMP.

For selecting a specific area:
In the main toolbar, there's something called the "lasso" tool. It should be in the second row, next to the magic wand tool. Select the lasso. While holding down the mouse button, you draw around an area that you want to color a specific color, let's say a dress. So you just outline the dress and only the dress. If there is a section that you missed, hold down the shift key (a little + will appear next to the lasso cursor) while drawing and it will add that part to the previous selection. If you want to subract for the selection, I'm not sure what it would be for PC users, but for MAC users, hold down the 'option' key (a little minus sign will appear) and select the area you want subtracted.
Note: If you want to use this tool to select someone's face, remember to also select any other exposed skin, like arms, hands, and the neck. It's FAR EASIER to do this coloring all together than to do them separately, and risk the chance that your skin tones don't match.

What's the use of this?
Well, once you have selected all you want, you can color just that area without fear of coloring an arm the color blue. Then once you've colored to your liking, deselect the area.
It took me a while to get used to working this tool with all the keys to hold down and what they do, but honestly, this is the tool which makes my colored pictures what they are.

As I think of more tips, I'll post them.
Cheers

Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on October 27, 2005, 03:39:01 PM
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For the CMYK v. RGB, I guess it would depend on what you do to your photos. There are some color adjustments under the "Image" in the toolbar up top like 'Levels', 'Selective Color', and 'Color Balance' that I do which are a bit different in the RGB mode, and it's taking me a while to adjust. Usually, I get frustrated and go back into CMYK.

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I知 sure you all are dying to know what I do to the pics in Photoshop. I値l let you guys in for some of them, but not all of them :-* (though by any means it痴 not that hard to find out). I値l kind of explain what I do, but since I知 not at work so therefore no program in front of me, I値l probably forget the locations of some of the tools and capabilities. Now this is not the Gospel it痴 just the way I do it, so if you find another way to do something, great! (Then share with me!)

Fine-tuning original picture before color... I call it prepping:
Step 1:[/i] open the picture and under 的mage on the top toolbar, select 閃ode, and make sure it痴 black & white (or grayscale).
Step 2:[/i] Go to 鏑evels 的mage> 羨djust> 銑evels. When it痴 open, there値l be a big area where there痴 a black and white graph-type detail. The image below is just an example of what the levels box looks like.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/tecnicalfaqs-photoshop-levels.jpg)
Under it is a slide bar with 3 arrows: a black one on the left side, a gray one in the middle, and a white one on the right side. They represent the shadows, midtones, and highlights, respectively. On the very bottom is a gradiated(sp) bar, with black on the left working all the way up to white on the right. There are two arrows on this. I don稚 use these very often, but their function is to take black out of black and white out of white, making the picture grayer. Try it so you understand. Also make sure the 撤review option is checked so you can see the changes as you make them.

***The first 2 instructions vary by image***
2a. starting with the white arrow, move it to where the black graph starts. Sometimes the black goes all the way to the end, like in this example. If that痴 the case, then leave the arrow at the end, or move it in just a little. If you go too far, all the whites will look 澱lown-out (you値l know what I mean once you get to that point)
2b. now go to the black arrow and bring that up to where the black graph starts. Again, sometimes it goes all the way to the end. You can move it in a little to darken your blacks up, or you can just leave it at the end.
2c. once you have your highlights and shadows to your liking, go to the middle arrow. This will lighten or darken your midtones (or grays). I usually move it towards the black. This lightens it. Going towards the white will darken it. Play around and figure out what looks best to you.

When you致e adjusted the picture to your liking, uncheck the 撤review so you can see what it looked like before, then put the check back on to see the after. Then hit OK.

Now you池e ready to start coloring!

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Here's the next installment. Along with the lasso tool, there's something cool that I use to select large areas called "quick mask".

Step 1: Select the paintbrush tool, with a brush that has hard edges, not the shaded out edges. And up on the top toolbar, the mode should be set to normal, with an opacity of 100% (anything less than 80% won't register as a selection).
Step 2: On the main toolbar that's on the side, towards the bottom, directly under the color selection area, there's 2 boxes, side by side.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/photoshop_texture.gif)
Select the one that has the white box with a gray circle in it (circled in red). This is the quick mask option. The one next to it with a white box with a dotted edge circle (circled in green) exits you from quick mask mode, also known as editing in the standard mode.

What does it do?
It's a very quick way to select an area, like a face. Since you are in the paintbrush tool, you just use it as a paintbrush. When you make a pass through an area, it'll turn red, like in the first picture of the woman (is that Sandra Bullock?).
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/photoshop_fashion.jpg)
Don't worry, this is just to let you know what areas you've been to and if you missed something. It's OK too if you aren't too neat with going over lines and the such, because you can go back through later with the lasso and clean it up. When you're satisfied with your selection, click on the box with the empty circle that I talked about earlier. Now your selection has the moving dotted boundary around it like the second picture of the woman, and you can clean up the edges now with the lasso.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/photoshop_jewellery.jpg)
Then you can color it!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on October 27, 2005, 03:40:20 PM
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Here's some miscellaneous tips I thought of that don't really fit in any specific area:

* When coloring, I used to color the people's faces/skin first, followed by the hair, then clothes, then backgrounds. I've found that if I did it in this order, the backgrounds and clothes tended to be brighter and the skin looked washed out. So I recently reversed the order. Now I do the background first, clothes second, and skin/hair last, and the results are a lot better. The skin doesn't look so pasty when compared to the brightness of their surroundings because I can better control the brightness of the skin when it's next to already colored clothing.

* When painting using the paintbrush tool, there's a box up near the top that's labelled "wet edges". It's preferable from my standpoint to uncheck this box. Why? Well, if you make a pass over an area with color, then come back to the side of it, and happen to overlap the previous pass, there'll be some areas with a darker color. If the wet edges is unchecked, this won't happen. This way, you won't have to constantly change your brush size or zoom in a lot.

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I could give you pointers for both PsP as well as adobe. Make sure to raise your opacity when coloring skin and hair;it will help brighten and make it look more realistic. And i did the same when i started..I thought what looked like skin tone color was the good choice for skin, but lean more toward slight pink-peach etc. because the skin tone color comes out different on the b/w "canvas". For opacity, about 75 or so shuld be good for hair+skin.
Hope this helps!
 :)Annie

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I use Paint Shop Pro 7,and use layers of different qualities--multiply, burn, overlay, soft light, etc depending on what I'm coloring.

Before I do anything I make sure the picture's okay to color.  Usually I'll play around with brightness/contrast a bit to get parts darker.  I tend to go with brightness 10, contrast 10.  Or 5 and 5.

I use the airbrush tool on the first layer which I set to multiply.  This I use for the skin; I use a peachy-red color and color over the entire area I want to color.  Then I use the lasso tool set to freehand and select and delete the areas that I colored over into, ie a dress, shirt, whatever.  I color the hair this color too.  Once that's all done I set the opacity to anywhere from 20-50%, then I duplicate the layer and set that to color and play around with contrast and colorize til I get the right color.  If it's too bright which it often is I just make the opacity something like 40-70% depending.  For a natural looking flush in the cheeks and on the lips I use the multiply function on a new layer and airbrush around the cheek area just once, and play around with the opacity until it's faded enough to look natural.  I make a new layer, multiply, and airbrush once over the lips (the airbrush size is pretty large for this) and I zoom in and get rid of the excess color outside the lips, then I play around with the opacity there on that layer too.  For lighter areas I make a new layer with the soft light property and airbrush over the same pinky-peach color I used for the skin. I use the lasso tool again but this time with feather of 8 to 10, and delete the darker areas where I don't need things to be paler/lighter.  The opacity should be from 50-70% depending on the photograph.

For hair I go over the hair with a new layer of the color and make the opacity like 70% so it doesn't look too bright, looks natural.  Then I do soft light again over the parts of the hair that are brighter from the light of the photograph.

For other things, say foliage, I usually pick a mid-to-light green color and make a new layer set to burn and airbrush and do the lasso tool stuff, feather 1 or 2 to get rid of excess stuff.  I play around with opacity, then do a new soft light layer for the lighter areas and here the opacity will be like, 30%.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Laura Mabee on October 27, 2005, 04:10:14 PM
Awesome work Nerdycool!
Thanks so much for doing this!  :-*
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on October 29, 2005, 02:23:47 PM
Thank you so much!! ;D
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on November 14, 2005, 01:27:14 PM
One problem:Where can I find Photo Shoppe??
The program??

Sofi ???
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Laura Mabee on November 14, 2005, 04:24:34 PM
Trials for:
Photoshop (http://www.photoshopcs2.com/work/)
and
Paintshop Pro (http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Trials/Login&pid=1047025487586&cid=1047025490241)

It looks like they want you to sign up for account now before getting the trial... Hmm..
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on November 14, 2005, 05:57:34 PM
Thank you!!

Sofi :-*
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on November 24, 2005, 10:12:04 PM
I have a question. I probably can't explain it very well, but I'll try. I use color, and I let my friend use Photoshop, and she messed it up because I had everything set the way I always colored. Before, I somehow had it set so the color wouldn't overlap when I colored over it and make it darker. My friend changed it, and I don't know how to get it back to the way it was. Can someone explain how to fix it? Thanks.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on November 27, 2005, 01:52:33 AM
Ahhh...... I do know how to fix it, but I don't have the program in front of me at the moment so I forgot what it's called. Without looking, I can tell you where it is though. When you have the paintbrush selected, there'll be an information bar at the top with brush size, opacity, and the such. And the thing you want has a check box next to it, and it's up on this top tool bar. If I remember correctly, you don't want it checked.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on November 27, 2005, 01:03:46 PM
Wet edges! That's what it's called! Came to me after a good night's rest.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on November 29, 2005, 04:01:49 PM
Okay, I might as well give a few pointers. ;)


SKIN: First I find a peachy colour, and go over the skin with it in Color. Then I make that peachy colour a little lighter and go over the skin again--this time with Multiply. For Color I used a hard-rounded paintbrush, for Multiply I used a soft-rounded paintbrush.


EYES: For the eyes I usually convert them into black and white(from the skin colour) and do a layer of blue in Color, then the same with Multiply. Then I do the black of the eyes with ,Multiply wiht the opacity 100%.


HAIR: I usually choose a browny type of colour and go over in Multiply. ;)


CLOTHES: Depends on what looks good.


MAKEUP: For the lips I find a pinky-peachy colour and go over in Multiply twice. For the cheeks I find a peachy colour and go over in Multiply with a soft-rounded brush.


Hope this helps. ;)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on November 29, 2005, 04:18:07 PM
I would like to know what you do so that you can color over dark areas in the photo?
I just started coloring and have only done 2 photos, but I am not that good.
My program is Corel Paint Shop Pro.
HELP!!!!

Please and thank you in advance....

Sofi :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga_Anna on November 29, 2005, 07:49:24 PM
I also have a question. I'll be coloring a pic and I'll be amost done (and really like what I've done so far), then I'll color something and it will come out not to my pleasing. Is there so way to erase it so I don't have to start over? This has happened alot of times to me and can get really frustrating.  :P
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga_Anna on November 29, 2005, 07:51:14 PM
By the way I have Photoshop 7.0
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on November 29, 2005, 11:04:48 PM
Use the Color paintbrush with white and simply erase. That's what I do...


Hope this helps. ;)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: nerdycool on November 30, 2005, 03:49:52 AM
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I also have a question. I'll be coloring a pic and I'll be amost done (and really like what I've done so far), then I'll color something and it will come out not to my pleasing. Is there so way to erase it so I don't have to start over? This has happened alot of times to me and can get really frustrating.  :P

There's a history box that you can go back on. It's defaulted position is on the right side of the screen. This is a screen capture of basic photoshop. http://www.warwick.ac.uk/ETS/Resources/Photoshop%20Tutorials/Banner/Images/fig1.gif Note: it's not my screen capture.
But there are 3 boxes on the right side (look for the blue bars). The history one is the top one. You'll have to click on the "history" tab to get it. And before you start, check the preset of the amount you can undo. On my computer, I think the default amount is 10 undo's. You can probably change that though.

How you work it is say you did something 3 actions ago and you can't undo it back by simple ctl + z. The history box has documented actions up to a certain point, so all you do is count back 3 actions and click on the one you want and voila! Stuff you don't want is gone!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on December 02, 2005, 06:15:13 PM
Thanks Nerdycool! I am forever in your debt.   ;)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 12, 2005, 10:26:46 PM
btw, I erase at areas with white paint, but even that will not work. I think that I have a technichal glitch with my trial software.
What else can I do to color over dark areas?
It won't let me color over white areas, also. ???

Sofia
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Aliss_Kande on December 20, 2005, 07:36:46 PM
I just started coloring and have yet to get an account somewhere.  I just want to know how you color something white.  Every time I try, it does nothing, but I see other people's colorings and the white is obviously added.  Please tell me how to do it!

(P.S.-I have photoshop)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on December 21, 2005, 01:21:48 AM
Have you tried using "overlay" from the drop-down section? Set the opacity to about 25-30% and you'll be there in the end...
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: EmmyLee on January 19, 2006, 06:08:55 PM
I use Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and was wondering if there is a way to color things white (and I don't mean with the paintbrush set at the color white). Do you know what I mean?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Aliss_Kande on January 19, 2006, 07:01:15 PM
Yeah, I asked that same question a while ago and no one answered.  I just try to get a very light blue or pink that is very close to white and use that, but it's not the same.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: EmmyLee on January 19, 2006, 10:00:07 PM
Hmm, thanks Aliss. I'll give it a try.  :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: EmmyLee on January 23, 2006, 05:27:58 PM
Can anyone tell me how to do a watermark on my pictures?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: grandduchess_42 on January 28, 2006, 09:38:10 PM
i use paint shop pro 9.0 is there any way to select a certain part of the picture. but with out selecting the color ranges?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Aliss_Kande on January 31, 2006, 04:48:54 PM
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Can anyone tell me how to do a watermark on my pictures?


There should be a text box on top of the picture you're coloring, or up in the FILE bar somewhere.  Once their, just change the transparency on whatever you want to put on there.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: grandduchess_42 on January 31, 2006, 04:51:51 PM
laura posted a link once on one of the color boards about water marking on PSP and PS.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on June 21, 2006, 10:40:07 AM
Does anyone know if Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 will color pictures?

   Thanks!
               Holly.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 21, 2006, 06:23:52 PM
Yes Mame, it will   :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Aliss_Kande on July 30, 2006, 11:05:31 PM
I just got Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. (Long story behind that)!  Anyway, I am having trouble getting a brown color for hair.  It is never dark enough or it looks orange.  Can someone tell me how they do it?  PLEASE!!!!!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Jarian on September 02, 2006, 08:33:04 PM
i have a question  what is adobe photoshop CS i have that can some please reply NICELY TO ME PLEASE ;DThankyou
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Laura Mabee on September 04, 2006, 12:39:02 PM
The question is what is Adobe Photoshop CS, right?
Here is what the company calls it:

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Adobeョ Photoshopョ CS2 software, the professional image-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imaging line, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking creative tools help you achieve extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptability lets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And with more efficient editing, processing, and file handling, there’s no slowing you down.

But for much more information, check out it's Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Photoshop)  :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Charlieee on January 03, 2007, 05:52:22 AM
Hi, I've just started colouring black and white photos of the romanovs and anne frank and although the pictures can be ok, I'm finding it really difficult to get skin tones right.
Whats the best way to apply skin tones and how do you make it look as realistic as possible?
I use paint shop pro photo XI (the newest PSP) and am currently colouring pictures in by having different layers, highlighting the skin and filling it with a pinky orange colour and then clicking on the layer and changing the blend to colour (legacy) and messing about with the opacity if needed.
Here are some examples:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Jillstar/annefrankcolour1.jpg (good one)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Jillstar/0Acolour.jpg (good one)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Jillstar/Image2.jpg (not so good)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on February 27, 2007, 04:33:30 PM
 I tried adobe photoshop 6.0  it tried it and installed it and it comes in japanese. Plus it is taking up my computer space. I just want to known how do you do those color photographs tell me the steps or another program.  :( ???
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Jarian on April 10, 2007, 04:39:07 AM
my adobe stinks I never get the right skin tone  :P
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on April 11, 2007, 09:03:07 PM
Thats a rip off!!! :( people on the internet amazon, ebay, other purchase websites and the main website are charging $500.00 and up.  ;D You know why I think the reason why their coloring great is because they all purchased the photoshop cs2 cd or other colorizing programs not downloading and puting a big virus on you computer thats what happen to my other computer hopefully it will work properly, you have to buy it first before your coloring now I understand. :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: grandduchess_42 on April 17, 2007, 07:36:46 PM
Thats a rip off!!! :( people on the internet amazon, ebay, other purchase websites and the main website are charging $500.00 and up.  ;D You know why I think the reason why their coloring great is because they all purchased the photoshop cs2 cd or other colorizing programs not downloading and puting a big virus on you computer thats what happen to my other computer hopefully it will work properly, you have to buy it first before your coloring now I understand. :)

CHEA!
that happened to my friend...

my adobe stinks I never get the right skin tone  :P
the skin tone is rather easy to find.
try these colors

#cba18d
#ba8c76

and those depend on what type of version of the layer you use! :)

i got my Paint Shop Pro 9... for very cheap only $60-80 dollars
rather reasonable... and it works like a dream :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on April 22, 2007, 11:32:13 AM
It would be a good idea to order the coloring program online or maybe go to the store Best Buy and Curcuit city I see them there and it was over 100$. You right it is not a good idea to download adobe on you computer it will cause it to have a virus so the best thing to do is buy it. :) I have this program called Recolored and it works so fantastic and great.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Lolita on June 23, 2007, 06:52:11 PM
I have a question

I`m new to this and when your picture is finished,how do you post it on ask,google,phtobucket.etc?

Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Joyann1 on June 30, 2007, 05:47:51 PM
i used already downloaded a copple o programs but i cant find an good one to Make coloured pictures can u guys tell me wich programs i can use
Download and payed ones i dont care
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on July 04, 2007, 09:16:38 AM
Dose anyone know if you can color B&W photos with The Gimp 2.2? and how to?  cuz that's what I have and I'd love to try coloring Photos....


Lynn
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on July 04, 2007, 09:44:42 AM
Joyann;

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a good product to buy or try. It's very simple to use and great for coloring pictures or making graphics. I use it for the majority of my works. It's easy and not as expensive as the other photoshop programs to purchase. I got it for about $75.00. I use Elements 4.0 but there may be a newer version out so look for that.

                                                                              Holly.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on July 04, 2007, 10:26:55 AM
Joyann;

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a good product to buy or try. It's very simple to use and great for coloring pictures or making graphics. I use it for the majority of my works. It's easy and not as expensive as the other photoshop programs to purchase. I got it for about $75.00. I use Elements 4.0 but there may be a newer version out so look for that.

                                                                              Holly.
Thanks for the information Holly, I need to buy it. I am going to look for it, so the name of it: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. ! The price is not so bad $75. But I saw this other program Adobe Photoshop CS2 I wanted it but it was $600. I am not paying that much money I will try the program you suggested. So I have to order online ? ebay or amazon ! or it is in stores.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: covenant on July 05, 2007, 09:21:14 PM
Elizabeth~Princess; I have an un-used copy of Photoshop Elements 2.0 that came with my scanner if you wish to have that, if you just want PSE for colourization of old photographs it will do the job (as all you need is a vast array of colours and a few layers). Though to anyone who wants to get the job done alot more quickly I suggest Photoshop CS3.

I'll post a tutorial here soon on how to create a colour photograph from a B/W once I have finished developing my website for the 3D Alexander Palace.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: lexi4 on July 05, 2007, 09:24:10 PM
Covenant,
I hope you will post a url to your website. I would love to see it.
Lexi
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on July 05, 2007, 09:58:32 PM
Elizabeth~Princess; I have an un-used copy of Photoshop Elements 2.0 that came with my scanner if you wish to have that, if you just want PSE for colourization of old photographs it will do the job (as all you need is a vast array of colours and a few layers). Though to anyone who wants to get the job done alot more quickly I suggest Photoshop CS3.

I'll post a tutorial here soon on how to create a colour photograph from a B/W once I have finished developing my website for the 3D Alexander Palace.
Covenant can you please do that ~? can I use it I just want to color black and white photos so badly again ! I would also love to see your website. :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: covenant on July 05, 2007, 11:04:35 PM
Thanks for showing support! The website will be at- www.romanovdynasty.com, i'm spending all my free time developing it so it should be on schedule!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on July 06, 2007, 06:11:20 PM
Photoshop Elements 4.0 works just as good as any other program, I've found. I've used a lot of them too. I've also found that you don't really need to work with layers to create a realistic looking colored photograph. A lot of people who use tons of layers and effects tend to create colored pictures that look fake, pasty and cartoony looking.
Tips:
*You can make things look more real or add more depth to things by using the brush but selecting 'multiply' and going over it in the same color or a different shade.
*To make the cheeks of a person have a pinkish hue/blush, I go to the skin color and just make it have more red in it. Then I use a soft round brush but go to 'multiply' and go over the cheek area at about a 10-15 opacity. The same can be used for the lips if you add more red to the color.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: covenant on July 06, 2007, 08:35:19 PM
On the contrary of what you have just said, alot of layers are very handy for taking away unwanted colours that you have painted to the project. I and many other Photoshop users use a differant layer for each colour (or a simular set of colours), which isn't so difficult or messy if you keep the project grouped & organized. Working from a small ammount of layers can sometimes get you fairly stuck with what you've got and will force you to erase parts of the image if you decide later to change them. The fake, pasty and cartoony look is generally due to using the wrong colours or layer effects; not the number of layers or effects applied (though some people can go overboard  ;) ).

CS3 is turning out to be a great step forward in terms of colourization. The other night I managed to get a great steady workflow and managed to turnaround a full photorealistic coloured photograph from a b/w in 30 minutes, which makes a huge differance to the hour or two that I had before with cs/2.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Joyann1 on July 11, 2007, 07:36:45 PM
Hello! im realy bad at makeing coloured picutres becuase i jsut cant! i tell you guys how i do it and plz tell me what i'm doing wrong

i use adobe photoshop element 5.0

1. i open an picture than i pout it on mode RBG color.
2. im using magic wand tool [ when i do face i need to do it like 8 time because i only select an small area ]
3.then i do enchance, adjust color then replace colour then im coloring it but only like a realy small are on the picture and if i do this it will take ages before i finish it.

Can u guys plz tell me what i'm doing wrong or got any tips?

Thank you Joy-Ann :-*
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Joyann1 on July 11, 2007, 07:39:59 PM
o and most of the time when im doing it it ownt change color its stays black and white :S
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on July 11, 2007, 08:24:00 PM
I've never used the magic wand tool to color.. I'm not even sure if it will work well for it. Have you ever tried just selecting the round brush and going over the things you want to color with that? That's the easiest. Also you can use the magnetic lasso tool to select the area you want to color and then right clicking on it. Click on 'fill selection' then pick the color and opacity and it's done.  ;)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on July 11, 2007, 08:46:17 PM
o and most of the time when im doing it it ownt change color its stays black and white :S

check the Mode...it needs to be in RGB mode....if it is in 'Graysclale' it wont color it..

Lynn
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Joyann1 on July 12, 2007, 06:38:54 AM
ok Both thank you :D that will help
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: covenant on July 12, 2007, 07:55:51 PM
I went to an Adobe seminar for CS3 before it was released and even the developer from Adobe said 'The thing about the magic wand tool, is that it's not so magical' :p So never use it for anything more than simple outline or box selecting, for colouring add multiple layers for differant parts of the body setting the opacity tends to turns the colour to something you don't want so you should probably set the layer setting to Multiply; but it can depend on the brightness/colour/contrast you are using. Keep a good colour pallete set up to so you can easily alternate between colours and the varying shades.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on July 22, 2007, 07:55:39 AM
I've never used the magic wand tool to color.. I'm not even sure if it will work well for it. Have you ever tried just selecting the round brush and going over the things you want to color with that? That's the easiest. Also you can use the magnetic lasso tool to select the area you want to color and then right clicking on it. Click on 'fill selection' then pick the color and opacity and it's done.  ;)
Thanks for the information Holly. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 and I have a magentic lasso tool also. But I did right click and it only had 'fill' on it. That just might work.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Lolita on August 10, 2007, 10:21:26 AM
I use corel paint shop pro x and i can never find the right brown color,cause everytime i try to find one,it looks reddish

can someone help me on this?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on September 17, 2007, 12:40:02 PM
how do you color photos with photoshop elements 5.0?

Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on October 22, 2007, 06:03:36 PM
hi,
i just got paint shop pro 9 and im having trouble getting the colors i want.,...how do you blend and get normal looking colors?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Lolita on November 02, 2007, 07:48:48 PM
Does anyone have tips on how to use Corel Paint Shop Pro X,cause lately,i think my pictures are looking like crappy,can someone please help me on this?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Mariya on March 04, 2008, 07:08:19 PM
I have Paint Shop Pro 7 and I found this website on using Paint Shop Pro to color photographs.  You'll probably have to adjust the instructions a little bit, depending on which version you have, but I think it's pretty helpful.

http://www.wam.umd.edu/~toh/image/Colorizing.doc (http://www.wam.umd.edu/~toh/image/Colorizing.doc)

Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Queen Victoria on May 17, 2008, 01:37:35 PM
I had PS Element 6.0 but my free trial is up. I try to DL other free ones, but they say I have 0 days left. How can I get another trial?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on June 03, 2008, 08:38:16 PM
You'll probably just have to make sure no remnants of having the other trial are still on your computer and then get another account to download another. That's happened to me before too.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on June 04, 2008, 02:17:58 AM
I have similar problems. I just canエt find all the elements that the trial saved into my comp....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on June 04, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
I know that some people colour the faces and bodies before th background. I did that several times and it didnエt turn out too well. Since them Iエm doing the background first - you can better adjust the colour of the face when everything around is coloured already. Great thing is also to paint the whole picture with one colour when itエs finished so it would have a nice tanning....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 16, 2008, 08:11:56 PM
This might be illegal, I'm not sure, but to download the trial again without it knowing you did it before, go to hideme.ca. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.


And uh, if it's illegal, I'm not telling you to do it.  ;)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 26, 2008, 04:32:59 AM
Maybe a bit off topic... but could anyone tell me how brushes work and how do I use them (I mnea those beautiful brushes used on wallpapers, icons etc.). Iエm hopeless with tutorials and need it as easy as possible please :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on August 26, 2008, 11:55:30 PM
Ally, I've only used brushes on gimp. I don't know how to put new brushes on photo shop yet.

New tutorial. I know we have a lot of new people wanting to color pictures...thought I'd do a tutorial. (and I got bored!)

First Pick your picture...for your first colored picture, pick something simple. I'm going to be coloring a picture of Elisabeth of hesse
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_elisabethhesse18644lb2.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/elisabethhesse18644lb2.jpg)

Open the picture in photoshop (I'm using photoshop elements.) and convert it to black and white. For the picture to be colored, the image mode must be set to 'RGB color'.
click on the brush tool and set the mode from normal to color.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkl.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkl.jpg)

Next, pick the starting color...hair and skin color.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkhkj.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkhkj.jpg)

I always color the skin and hair first. Make sure the opacity is a 100% so the color will show up. don't worry about 'staying in the lines' you can fix that later when we're zoomed in on her face.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_dsfs.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/dsfs.jpg)(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jlfs.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jlfs.jpg)

next, fix where you missed or went 'outside the lines' (like by coloring her necklace) then zoom in on her face...Color her eyes white and color her irises. and her lips.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_fjklf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/fjklf.jpg)
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkldsf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkldsf.jpg)
 
To put color on her cheeks turn the opacity down, 30 to 40 a really light picture, and no lower the 20 for a dark. pick a pink color...whatever looks good to you. you also want to use a blur edge brush...
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jklkjf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jklkjf.jpg)

next, color the detail in her clothes and hair.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_fklj.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/fklj.jpg)(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkljdf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkljdf.jpg)

Color in the background, and fix any thing you may have missed.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jafl.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jafl.jpg)

Now the picture is done....color not come out how you wished? dont worry, there are ways to fix that...

one way, I use a lot. its Overlay. pick a brown (not to dark, not to light...I've found brown works best) and change the brush mode to 'overlay' make your brush size big. the color over the picture to add the overlay.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_kjkljf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/kjkljf.jpg)

and that's it! you've colored your first picture!

here's the final picture..all done!
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_elisabethhesse18644lb2copy.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/elisabethhesse18644lb2copy.jpg)

Hope it was easy to understand!

Lynn
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 27, 2008, 02:01:25 AM
OK, now Iエm laughing :) Thank you so much, dearest Lynn. But I probably didnエt make myself completely clear :)

What I meant were "brushes" like this : http://ladyvictoire.deviantart.com/art/Script-Brushes-27141295 and so on, which people use to make wallpapers and avatars and banners :)

But thank you again for taking your time!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Justine on August 27, 2008, 02:15:52 AM
If you have photoshop you choose picture you want to make brush of, then select part which will be brush and then you click on edit and choose option Define brush Preset.

I don't remember how it is in paintshop, but probably similar.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 27, 2008, 03:17:58 AM
Thank you! I do use photoshop.... I tried gimp once and it was driving me crazy....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on August 27, 2008, 11:22:36 AM
OK, now Iエm laughing :) Thank you so much, dearest Lynn. But I probably didnエt make myself completely clear :)

What I meant were "brushes" like this : http://ladyvictoire.deviantart.com/art/Script-Brushes-27141295 and so on, which people use to make wallpapers and avatars and banners :)

But thank you again for taking your time!

Oh, I know what you meant.....that's why i said "Ally, I've only used brushes on gimp. I don't know how to put new brushes on photo shop yet." I've used brushes before but only with gimp...I have never found out how to put them on photo shop.....Well I now because Justine posted how.

I made the tutorial because I know that people have start asking about how to color pictures a lot. just thought I'd try and make a easy tutorial for them....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on October 08, 2008, 09:08:15 AM
That's a great tutorial, Lynn! Thanks for taking the time to make it.

For me, I never color anything with an opacity of 100. It's much too bright for me but it just depends on the shade you're using as some color has more grey to it and you can make the opacity higher with it. With skin I always use about 60 or so but it depends on the picture. Also I never use 'color' with cheeks because it always turns out too unrealistic. I use 'multiply' for cheeks and lips. Also for skin I'll use 'screen' and for hair 'multiply' or 'color burn'. It just depends on the quality of the pictures. The overlay at the end was a good tip. It is really nice to use to improve pictures. You could also use a sepia gradient at a low opacity for that as well.  :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 08, 2008, 09:31:37 AM
am i the only one here  who use  Recoloredソ  :O
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on October 14, 2008, 05:09:38 PM
Hey everyone!!!Just wanted to tell you about the new forum the Me and some of the other girls here started. Its called"In Color" (http://incolorforum.proboards.com/index.cgi) please Join! you can ask questions and even see some Tutorials and lots more. plus post your tips and tricks you have learned over your time coloring black&white pictures. Micha and Ally even talked about a colored picture game of sorts. we could use staff to. if you want to be staff, please PM on here or on in color. Thanks!!!

Lynn
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on December 25, 2008, 08:57:15 AM
Ally, I've only used brushes on gimp. I don't know how to put new brushes on photo shop yet.

New tutorial. I know we have a lot of new people wanting to color pictures...thought I'd do a tutorial. (and I got bored!)

First Pick your picture...for your first colored picture, pick something simple. I'm going to be coloring a picture of Elisabeth of hesse
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_elisabethhesse18644lb2.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/elisabethhesse18644lb2.jpg)

Open the picture in photoshop (I'm using photoshop elements.) and convert it to black and white. For the picture to be colored, the image mode must be set to 'RGB color'.
click on the brush tool and set the mode from normal to color.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkl.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkl.jpg)

Next, pick the starting color...hair and skin color.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkhkj.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkhkj.jpg)

I always color the skin and hair first. Make sure the opacity is a 100% so the color will show up. don't worry about 'staying in the lines' you can fix that later when we're zoomed in on her face.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_dsfs.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/dsfs.jpg)(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jlfs.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jlfs.jpg)

next, fix where you missed or went 'outside the lines' (like by coloring her necklace) then zoom in on her face...Color her eyes white and color her irises. and her lips.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_fjklf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/fjklf.jpg)
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkldsf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkldsf.jpg)
 
To put color on her cheeks turn the opacity down, 30 to 40 a really light picture, and no lower the 20 for a dark. pick a pink color...whatever looks good to you. you also want to use a blur edge brush...
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jklkjf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jklkjf.jpg)

next, color the detail in her clothes and hair.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_fklj.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/fklj.jpg)(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jkljdf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jkljdf.jpg)

Color in the background, and fix any thing you may have missed.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_jafl.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/jafl.jpg)

Now the picture is done....color not come out how you wished? dont worry, there are ways to fix that...

one way, I use a lot. its Overlay. pick a brown (not to dark, not to light...I've found brown works best) and change the brush mode to 'overlay' make your brush size big. the color over the picture to add the overlay.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_kjkljf.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/kjkljf.jpg)

and that's it! you've colored your first picture!

here's the final picture..all done!
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/th_elisabethhesse18644lb2copy.jpg) (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll95/GD_Lynn/elisabethhesse18644lb2copy.jpg)

Hope it was easy to understand!

Lynn


Lynn i'm using photoshop 9 but which one do you use?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on December 25, 2008, 11:05:02 PM
I use Photoshop elements 5.0 but that tutorial I used 7.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on December 26, 2008, 07:52:26 AM
Ahaaa i'm using Photshop 9.0 and my elemenst are Adobe ImageReady and Photofilter.... So i think i'm able to colore too :D i even did some....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Jarian on January 02, 2009, 04:20:24 PM
This is kind of on topic for this topic but kind of not. What is the best program to use to color? Photoshop CS is horrible for me. sorry if this has been posted before.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 02, 2009, 04:27:36 PM
I'm using photoshop 9.0
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 02, 2009, 04:44:12 PM
But i agree it's not happening good... Look:
(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii116/olga_romanov/MadameSissi.jpg)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 20, 2009, 01:14:16 PM
Ok, so hereエs mine sloppy tutorial :) I use AP CS 8, but it is very similar in other versions. My version is Czech, but donエt worry, the choiced are always at the same place as the English ones :)
I chose to colour this picture, because I had ruined it before and decided to ruin it again :)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_francesevelyndaisycounthc0.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/francesevelyndaisycounthc0.jpg)

After making sure the picture is in RGB mode, I always play a little with shadows and contrast, which helps you to see lovely details and sometimes also improves the quality of the picture.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_2.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/2.jpg)(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_3.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/3.jpg)

Then "take" the brush tool and change the mode from normal to overlay, soft light or hard light, whatever you think looks best. I use soft light. Right click on the picture you can easily modify the size of the brush and also sharpness of its edges - which I constantly turn to 0 %. Thanks to that you donエt need to be too precise when colouring.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_4.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/4.jpg)

I always start with the background because then itエs easier to pick up the right skin tone. Next comes the dress. Do not be affraid of colours :)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_5.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/5.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_6.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/6.jpg)

After hair comes the time to choose the skin colour. From experience I know itエs not good when itエs too orange or too pink, so letエs find something in between.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_8.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/8.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_9.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/9.jpg)

Now the picture is generally finished, but hre are some of my tips I use. I usualy pick a darker (but not overwhelming) colour a paint the whole picture with it, because the colours them are more united.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_10.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/10.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_11.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/11.jpg)

Then comes my favourite part. Select the smudge tool and nicely smooth the skin. It is a hard work and you should be careful. When you over-do it, you can change the whole expression of the face or ruin the whole picture. I use the smudge tool also to smooth some types of dresses (in this case the bodice) and hair.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_12.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/12.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_13.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/13.jpg)

Now itエs time to do some final touches - like colouring bracelets, necklaces etc. Also eyes are important (blue works the best always!). To deepen the gaze I always pick a little darker shade of blue and run it lightly over the eyes area. Because human skin isnエt of the same colour on all the places, I usually pick some nice pink to put on the faces and later lips.
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_14.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/14.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_15.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/15.jpg)

The last thing to do is to play with contrast and colour opacities a bit, and hereエs the final result (sadly not my best :) ):
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/th_19.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/tutorial/19.jpg)

I hope it was easy to understand. If you have any addtional questions, feel free to ask!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 20, 2009, 01:25:06 PM
Hmm yes but when i color i use the lasso very often to select the ares and not mix the colors like hair and skin.... And where is your "Krysti" and "Hustota" of the brush i play there and pick what opacity the colors to be... It works too...
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 20, 2009, 01:30:49 PM
I donエt use any selections while colouring. After some practise youエve "got it "in your hand and you donエt go over the edges too much. I donエt understand the second part...
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 20, 2009, 01:37:06 PM
Well yes i agree i actually use it only for the face...

The second part.. My Photoshop is on english but i mean this when you click the brush tool and up there where is "Soft light" which you choose for coloring.... next to it there is something on  Czech  but on english it's " opacity" and "flow" when i color i use them then you can control the opacity of the colors....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 20, 2009, 01:48:01 PM
Thatエs the advantage of soft light. I do not need to worry about opacity - itエs always on 100 % and only thing I change are different shades of colours. Really, to make that picture took me about 10 minutes. My technique is plain and simple - just take the brush and do it :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 20, 2009, 01:54:24 PM
Thank you i will follow your advice :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 20, 2009, 01:59:34 PM
Let me know how it ended! :) Wish you luck.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 20, 2009, 02:05:56 PM
Thankies i will post it in Colored photos :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga Maria on February 04, 2009, 05:34:50 AM
Sadly, there's no smudge tool in AP version 7.0. Hmm. I just have to wait long 'til I could get my optimum talent in coloring (which in fact I'm still learning!)
Thanks for that Tutorial, Ally! That picture turned so great, of course!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 15, 2009, 05:22:28 AM
Here's a new tutorial from me. I use Adobe Photoshop CS2 version for colouring, but any versions is good anyway.
I tried to seek the terms translations as my version is in French, and couldn't find them all. But you'll just have to see the screencaps to know where to go etc.
Original picture from Katenka's DeviantArt Stock.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_Peter_Pan_by_MementoMori_stock.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/Peter_Pan_by_MementoMori_stock.jpg)
You first need the picture mode set on RGB. Then turn the picture to B&W. You don’t have to, but colours will look better on the picture if you do so. After that, use Auto levels to change the contrast and luminosity if necessary. It makes the picture look “clearer”.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_2.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/2.jpg)(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_3.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/3.jpg)

Create all the layers you will need for any part of the picture. (Background, clothes, skin, hair, etc.).
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_4.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/4.jpg)

Now we can start the colouring, I always start with the background. Go to the layer attributed to it, you can either select the area you want to colour or use the brush (in normal mode with 100% of opacity). Change the layer mode to soft light first, this way you could see through the colour how it looks. Then, of course, you can change the opacity and the mode of the layer to what you want and what you think looks good. =) If the colour doesn’t please you, you can use Brightness or Color Balance to change it. I finally chose colour burn mode with a low opacity for the background.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_5.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/5.jpg)

Next come the clothes, the details and the hair. I usually use Multiply, Colour Burn or Soft light for the hair.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_6.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/6.jpg)(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_7.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/7.jpg)

Then comes the skin. Especially for it, I use colour mode with a pale colour with a opacity around 65-70 %. If you have hard time finding a good colour for the skin, you may try this code colour which I use most of the time:  f4e7e0
On this very layer, colour the lips and cheeks with a light pink. Pick the brush in the Colour burn mode with a opacity of 70% to colour the lips, and for the cheeks, use multiply  with a low opacity of 20%.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_8.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/8.jpg)(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_11.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/11.jpg)

After that, colour the eyes on, of course, its own layer. Now that you finished colouring the picture, comes another thing. For giving a glossy and smooth effect on the skin, hair and clothes, use the smudge tool. You must use it carefully enough not to ruin the picture.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_10.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/10.jpg)(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_12.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/12.jpg)

Now, that the picture is coloured and that I find it pale and liveless,  I play with the contrast, opacity and layers… For this step, it is as you feel it :).
And here’s the final result. Not that good. :)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Coloured%20Pictures/th_201.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Coloured%20Pictures/201.jpg)

I'm sorry if my explanations were blurry. But if you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 15, 2009, 06:12:09 AM
It's different ofcourse from the way i'm making them....but so so similiar.....Just for the skin i'm using soft brown very soft and with opacity 100% and going two times on the face or the hands.....I will put soon how i'm coloring...Actually Ally opened my eyes for some things...Like the thing when you finish with the photo to go with grey on it so it will look more real....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 15, 2009, 07:20:10 AM
Well, I paint the whole picture with a colour at the end, but not with grey, I use a light pink with Colour burn mode to go over with.It doesn't make the picture necessary 'real' but I like how that turns out. :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 15, 2009, 09:45:28 AM
Haha nice job i agree....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga Maria on March 18, 2009, 12:09:43 AM
Hey all of you! You all do so amazing jobs and could whiff those in just a matter of seconds!
How did you all love coloring photos? I think all of you are becoming obsessed with it and make it as one of your duties in life.
Hihihi Just curious.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 18, 2009, 03:38:39 AM
No, not duty. It is a great hobby and I always calm down colourizing. I turn on some lovely music and colour...colour....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga Maria on March 18, 2009, 03:52:09 AM
Oh yes...It's your way of calming yourself from any other stress the world offers you everyday. Wink.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 18, 2009, 03:55:55 AM
And since I canエt draw or paint it gives me a feeling of creating something beautiful! :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 18, 2009, 03:58:05 AM
Hey all of you! You all do so amazing jobs and could whiff those in just a matter of seconds!
How did you all love coloring photos? I think all of you are becoming obsessed with it and make it as one of your duties in life.
Hihihi Just curious.


Actually to me it depends on motivation....When i was little i was drawing which was very pleasant to do it Since i don't have alot of time i'm uploading photos done days or weeks ago...Yesterday i had chance and made the one of Alexei ...didn't turn so fast as many may thought.....In April i will have two weeks free so i will have time for many things...and even for finishing my book....
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga Maria on March 18, 2009, 04:08:01 AM
I get so bored all the time and that's the only time I grab my mouse and open my computer,then....color a photo.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on March 18, 2009, 08:41:06 PM
I colorize pictures to calm my nerves and relax a bit, but also depends of my motivations. Sometimes i dont want to do nothing but talk to my mates thru Msn :-P
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GDLynn on March 18, 2009, 08:47:11 PM
I color because its fun for me. even more now that I got my tablet. and it is relaxing too.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 19, 2009, 03:06:51 AM
I colorize pictures to calm my nerves and relax a bit, but also depends of my motivations. Sometimes i dont want to do nothing but talk to my mates thru Msn :-P

Here i agree  :D But i'm using often Skype
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga Maria on March 19, 2009, 04:01:29 AM
And I get AP forum as a relaxation..I don't have MSN o Skype. SmileyWinkie!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga Maria on March 19, 2009, 05:33:22 AM
Well, what I adore on all of you PROFESSIONAL COLORISTS are:

You all can paint the tiniest details and make them appear reality!
You can paint metallic colors. You all can balance the smudge tool, huh.
You all can choose a very correct skin tone. I just don't know how to choose one.


And I forgot to tell you, Siham that your tutorial is brilliant! I'll follow your pieces of advice!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 19, 2009, 11:11:41 AM
Well, what I adore on all of you PROFESSIONAL COLORISTS are:

You all can paint the tiniest details and make them appear reality!
You can paint metallic colors. You all can balance the smudge tool, huh.
You all can choose a very correct skin tone. I just don't know how to choose one.


And I forgot to tell you, Siham that your tutorial is brilliant! I'll follow your pieces of advice!


Thanks. Looking forward to see your result. :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on May 10, 2009, 09:51:52 AM
How can you colour photos using Photoshop Elements 7?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on May 10, 2009, 10:44:13 AM
Why not?I'm using 9 and without elements....i just got some brushes
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on October 16, 2009, 09:33:02 AM
Does anybody colour photos useing Corel Paint Shop?  :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on December 21, 2009, 08:46:20 PM
Hi! i got a question

I use Photoshop CS2 and i would like to know how do you get "concrete" colors in fabrics and in special in background. I use "Color" brush and i cant get that effect =(.

If i explained myself wrong i mean gorgeous and concrete colors as Olgasha and Justine pictures (the two first i recall)

Thanks in advanced_!!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 22, 2009, 01:43:24 AM
Iエm really not sure what you mean... Could you post a picture?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on December 22, 2009, 08:55:10 AM
lets see...

This one (http://alixofhesse.deviantart.com/art/two-little-angels-146955923) of Justine. Its wonderful and have solid colors, not wishy washy as the ones im getting now. I wanna know how to get that effect. Thanks in advanced, girls!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 22, 2009, 11:49:59 AM
Well... I canエt really figure out anything else then that you should choose a more vivid colour.... When thatエs not enough, I always do "final touches in diferent program - Fast Stone image viewer for example, where I add contrast and add saturation...
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on December 22, 2009, 12:05:06 PM
i ve done that but still i got wishy washy colors, But i ll try other brushes and technics, I gotta get that effect! *0*. Thanks !
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 22, 2009, 01:46:15 PM
Iエm sorry I couldnエt help any more.... But practice makes perfect! :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Justine on December 22, 2009, 02:14:56 PM
I use soft light instead of color & play with opacity-that's the secret :) good luck Katenka!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on December 22, 2009, 02:59:48 PM
Danke Schon!!! i ll try with the next one *0*
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 23, 2010, 10:28:26 PM
I'm so bad at it!!!!  :-[


 ;)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 24, 2010, 05:35:24 AM
I'm so bad at it!!!!  :-[


 ;)

With time you will be good in it.Don't give up :)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 24, 2010, 11:37:16 AM
Thank you Royal Bugaria ;)

Maybe I'll post my works here someday... I'll keep trying
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga-Romanov123 on July 25, 2010, 09:31:47 AM
I hope this hasn't already been posted but could somebody help me color on photobucket and it just turned out the same color everywhere on the image
Could somebody help me
Clare
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 25, 2010, 09:35:08 AM
I didn't even know we could colorize it on photobucket oO
I'd like to know that to. I colorize photographs with a program I downloaded on my computer, not very good
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on July 25, 2010, 02:20:16 PM
Photobucket and anything similar to it just doesn't yield any great results, if that's what you're looking for. It is good for fun though.

You can get much better results with other free programs like Gimp.

If you do have photoshop and need help, I would be happy to make a tutorial or something of the sort!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga-Romanov123 on July 26, 2010, 03:07:46 AM
Thanks Holly I Have Tried Gimp , but I didn't find it satisfying ,
I also tried Black Magic which was very good for the trial , and my mum is buying it online for $ 30
So I would recommend Black Magic
Clare xx
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga-Romanov123 on July 28, 2010, 03:16:37 AM
Hi Everyone , i ended up downloading , GIMP and It is driving me MAD .
1. The Right hand side toolbar isn't showing up :(
2.I have no idea on how to do the overlay
3.It seems that it is just being a problem program : (
Clare xx
P.S I have been getting turitols ( SP ) from Corrine , but I am nothing but a dummie :(
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on July 29, 2010, 11:42:07 AM
I don't have any experience with Gimp or I'd love to help you out.

Have you thought about downloading a free trial of photoshop?
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga-Romanov123 on July 29, 2010, 02:52:36 PM
Yes Holly I have but you have create an account
BuT thanks anyway Clare xx
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Holly on July 30, 2010, 02:36:46 PM
Creating an account only allows you to download trials from the site. It doesn't send you anything or do anything besides that. You can even make a junk email address just to do it. I've made like 20 accounts with junk emails. :]
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: Olga-Romanov123 on July 30, 2010, 02:44:15 PM
Yes finally I have figured out GIMP
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on October 23, 2011, 02:53:10 PM
Yes finally I have figured out GIMP
Could anyone help me out with Gimp? I have downloaded it but can't seem to be able to colourise in it. Any help is much appreciated.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GD Sophia on August 16, 2012, 06:51:32 AM
For GIMP users, here it is: http://emptyeasel.com/2008/10/24/how-to-digitally-color-a-black-white-photograph-in-gimp/ (http://emptyeasel.com/2008/10/24/how-to-digitally-color-a-black-white-photograph-in-gimp/)

Hope this works for you.

Tips:
1. For skin, use the combination of dark brown and beige.
DARK BROWN: soft light / color
BEIGE: multiply
2. For clothing, use soft light / color.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GD Sophia on August 20, 2012, 07:35:39 AM
I found an awesome Photoshop CS5 tutorial on colourisation:

http://alstudioonline.com/photoshop-tutorial-coloring-black-and-white-photos.html (http://alstudioonline.com/photoshop-tutorial-coloring-black-and-white-photos.html)

This will sharpen my Photoshop colouring skills in the near future.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GrandDuchessIsabelle on September 20, 2012, 10:54:37 AM
My gimp tutorial:

1. Make sure that the picture is in RGB mode. You can check this by going to 'Image' 'mode' and then 'RGB.'
2. Click on the little lasso tool. This will let you select the part of the picture you want to be in a certain colour. I tend to use 'feather edges' too but only at around 7.0.
3. Select the area you want to colour with the lasso. Remember to join the ends together at the end. Then go to 'colours' 'colourise' and it will turn blue with a little box at the top of your screen. Don't panic! You can adjust this. Drag the little slidey thing up and down depending on what colour you want the area to be.
4. Next adjust the saturation. For a hint, for skin tones I use 30 colour and 30 saturation. Don't adjust light and dark.
5. Have fun playing around. If you don't like how it turns out, there is always 'undo'.
6. Keep going until the picture has been completely coloured. I like to play around with levels, curves, contrasts, layers, textures and colour levels but that is a little complex. Message me if you would like to learn about those. Hope this helps and happy colouring!
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: GD Sophia on July 10, 2013, 09:02:29 AM
Here is another great way to colour: Just watch! https://disk.yandex.com/public/?hash=uNj/Rp3M%2BBYgVcC2IGb00nPpuMES7uKjZmxveAkXP5s%3D (https://disk.yandex.com/public/?hash=uNj/Rp3M%2BBYgVcC2IGb00nPpuMES7uKjZmxveAkXP5s%3D)
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: AngelAnastasia on May 14, 2014, 07:40:06 PM
I use a website called Picmonkey for my colorizations of the Romanovs (and, incidentally, my collages of the family as well). Easy to use and much less expensive than, say, $500 Photoshop at $5 a month for a membership.
Heres the picture of Xenia before I colorize it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68919024@N07/14001647429/in/photostream/
After applying color: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68919024@N07/14185738182/in/photostream/
Here it is after I applied the Tranquil effect to it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68919024@N07/14185738372/in/photostream/
See how much more realistic the color looks after I added the effect? Sometimes the Intrepid or Cross Process effects work well too.
Title: Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
Post by: abbica on August 03, 2015, 06:18:09 AM
Here's a picture I colored of Olga, Tatiana and Anna Vyrubova paddling.

Here's the original
(http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o733/abbiex14/Olga%20and%20Tatiana%201_zpsvyjwt1hl.jpg)

Just the background
(http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o733/abbiex14/Olga%20and%20Tatiana%201_zpshkfsl9q1.jpg)

Clothes
(http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o733/abbiex14/Olga%20and%20Tatiana%202_zpsebcxoqxw.jpg)

And the hardest part the skin and hair
(http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o733/abbiex14/Olga%20and%20Tatiana%203_zpsw33avf7w.jpg)