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Old 01-16-2009, 03:03 AM
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Colorizing black and white photos critique please

Hello All,

Could I please ask for your critique for this colourized photo whether good or bad, it would be nice to know have far i've got or need to go


Many thanks in advance




helen

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:38 AM
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Re: Colorizing black and white photos critique ple

Hallo Helen,
I like your work! Nice skintones.
I like the colours of the background and her dress.

In my eyes the hand in front is a bit too saturated.
The wall is a tiny bit green. (Watch the numbers)
The chair is blue-magenta - more realistic would be a warmer tone.
This and the chosen colours of the pillow let the chair stand out.
If this is what you want - fine.
The light on the dress coming from the right side could make a softer gradient on the lower right side.

I have never tried colorisation. This is just my thoughts about your picture.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:28 PM
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Re: Colorizing black and white photos critique ple

absolutely beautiful. the only thing I don't like is all the elements look mismatched, all the furniture/decoration in the room is a different color, Might be good to stick with a few colors, and match the carpet to the walls (not same color but a color that meshes well).
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:48 AM
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Hallo Helen,
I like your work! Nice skintones.
I like the colours of the background and her dress.

In my eyes the hand in front is a bit too saturated.
The wall is a tiny bit green. (Watch the numbers)
The chair is blue-magenta - more realistic would be a warmer tone.
This and the chosen colours of the pillow let the chair stand out.
If this is what you want - fine.
The light on the dress coming from the right side could make a softer gradient on the lower right side.

I have never tried colorisation. This is just my thoughts about your picture.
Hi Girlsfather

Thanks ever so much for your critiques, it is much appreciated, I am only practicing with colourizing skin tones at the moment, but I do see where there are a few alterations to make with regards to the dress, chair etc. Once. I am satisfied with my skin tones I will take the next step and learn colour combinations.

Thanks


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Old 01-17-2009, 04:51 AM
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absolutely beautiful. the only thing I don't like is all the elements look mismatched, all the furniture/decoration in the room is a different color, Might be good to stick with a few colors, and match the carpet to the walls (not same color but a color that meshes well).
HI Juneberry,

Thanks very much for your critiques, it is much appreciated. I am only practicing with colourizing skin tones at the moment and ended going mad with everything else, once I've achieved perfection with the skin tones I need to seriously take some art class about colour combinations, but for now it's the skin tones I am crazy about.

Thanks


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Old 01-17-2009, 07:30 AM
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Re: Colorizing black and white photos critique ple

Sergio...pls share your technique. Are you using a layer for each color? Are you blending the layers or the brush? What blend are you using? What opacity are you using? Are you using other websites or tutorials for guidance. thanks
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Sergio...pls share your technique. Are you using a layer for each color? Are you blending the layers or the brush? What blend are you using? What opacity are you using? Are you using other websites or tutorials for guidance. thanks
Hi Skydog,

I only use three or four layers the most to colourize black and white photo. I use the tutorial below, it's the best to follow if you are interested in colourizing.

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161015

My examples vintage and modern colourizing

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/...aaa0720b_o.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/mstmart/image/94282423

I hope this help.

helen

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Re: Colorizing black and white photos critique ple

thank you..I will post when finished to get some feed back from you. I like what you have been creating!
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thank you..I will post when finished to get some feed back from you. I like what you have been creating!
You are welcome, I look forward to see your work and happy to give you feedback.



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Old 01-18-2009, 04:16 AM
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The most strange, why were there a big advertisement near my original thread and then one of my thread had been edited with my examples photos taken off?

what's going on.



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