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Offline GrandDuchessIsabelle

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #135 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.
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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #136 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/

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.


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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #137 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

This will sharpen my Photoshop colouring skills in the near future.


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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #138 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!
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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #139 on: July 10, 2013, 09:02:29 AM »


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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #140 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.
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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #141 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


Just the background


Clothes


And the hardest part the skin and hair