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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #60 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.

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #61 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.
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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #62 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?

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2007, 12:40:02 PM »
how do you color photos with photoshop elements 5.0?


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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #64 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?


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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #65 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?

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #66 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


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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #67 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?

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #68 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.
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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #69 on: June 04, 2008, 02:17:58 AM »
I have similar problems. I just canīt find all the elements that the trial saved into my comp....

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #70 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 didnīt turn out too well. Since them Iīm 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 itīs finished so it would have a nice tanning....

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #71 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.  ;)

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #72 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.). Iīm hopeless with tutorials and need it as easy as possible please :)

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #73 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


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.


Next, pick the starting color...hair and skin color.


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.


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.


 
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...


next, color the detail in her clothes and hair.


Color in the background, and fix any thing you may have missed.


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.


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

here's the final picture..all done!


Hope it was easy to understand!

Lynn
« Last Edit: August 27, 2008, 12:18:31 AM by GD_Lynn »

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Re: Colorization Step-By-Step
« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2008, 02:01:25 AM »
OK, now Iīm laughing :) Thank you so much, dearest Lynn. But I probably didnīt 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!