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how do i color a b & w?

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Old 06-04-2003, 11:41 PM
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how do i color a b & w?

Ok, how would i color a balck and white picture that i scanned. i know you use the one at the mode where you change it at rgb and then add a new layer on the top with overlay mode anc color away then flatten. but is there really an easier way? MAybe a filter? Thanks for reading my post
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Old 06-05-2003, 12:09 AM
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Not that I am any sort of expert but I usually convert to RGB and then paint using the eyedropper tool selection from another photograph. I use a new layer for each color. It takes awhile but you can adjust the opacity of each color layer as you see fit. I haven't done many but I don't think a filter would work that well as it would pick colors for you and there would be a lack of control. Hope this helped a little....
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Old 06-05-2003, 01:30 AM
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You may want to check out this challenge. With the old challenges, members had to say exactly how they achieved what they did, which should give you a good idea how to go about colorizing a picture.
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Old 06-05-2003, 08:33 AM
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Sorry Garfield... no filter magic. You will need to "apply color by hand."

Here's a tutorial that should get you started.
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