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Old 04-27-2009, 07:05 AM
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Re: Colorize project

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There is nothing wrong with using the hue/saturation method for colorization. It's the the method I often prefer. Instead of using it to find your color and then clone it on though, try adding your hue/saturation as an adjustment layer, and add a layer mask to restrict your adjustment to just the area that you want to adjust. by doing it this way, you can also apply more than one adjustment to an area if you want, or remove it if you don't like it later, and use the opacity setting, and blend modes to adjust your adjustments.
Yes Dave, that's the way I know is used as proper. and when it comes to all the layers for some reason I have this huge block.
I have tried it, seen it done in tutorials. and have no clue of how that all comes about.
I usually find the simplest way for me as its the fastest, and usually not the best quality.
What I need to do is put my big girl pants on and make myself follow step by step and learn this procedure. I know once I do it I'll find it simple and more useful!.. l
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:08 AM
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I used gradient maps to color everything but the background. I found made different gradients for the skin. This is a very good picture to start with so the coloring was pretty good when applied.
Fantastic job! I wish my program had the skin tones like yours does!
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: Colorize project

If you use the chart from the like i posted you can make your own gradients.

Tanned Caucasian

1. open the gradient editor
2. click on the left most stop
3. click on the color box to open up the color pallet
4. click click on the dark brown on the left side of color pallet
5. Add a new stop at 50% location
6. click on the middle color from pallet
7. click on the last color stop
8. click on the right color from the chart.
Now you have your gradient you can adjust the gradient from there using the gradient editor. the diamonds between the color stops allow you to change how dark or light and where the gradient blends.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:10 AM
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Re: Colorize project

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If you use the chart from the like i posted you can make your own gradients.

Tanned Caucasian

1. open the gradient editor
2. click on the left most stop
3. click on the color box to open up the color pallet
4. click click on the dark brown on the left side of color pallet
5. Add a new stop at 50% location
6. click on the middle color from pallet
7. click on the last color stop
8. click on the right color from the chart.
Now you have your gradient you can adjust the gradient from there using the gradient editor. the diamonds between the color stops allow you to change how dark or light and where the gradient blends.
I have been doing my hardest to figure this out. I just cant find the area to do that. and you made such good instructions too! I just cant find the gradients. Heres a shot of my program:
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:32 PM
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Re: Colorize project

I dont use PSP but i did find a little tutorial on making gradients.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...op.html?cat=59
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:25 PM
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Thanks that site explains it all for me. When trying to do what you had outlined above, I had gotten into that exact area but didn't quite know what to do with it, now I do. thanks.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:43 AM
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Np always willing to help. would like to see another version of your photo and see if it was any help getting the skin to look realistic. btw that was a very good photo to start with it took the colors well.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:33 AM
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Re: Colorize project

Thanks. I want to learn this technique and need to for some restorations.
I tried again using the color palette. Seems darker more skinlike to me. but maybe my eyes want to see it thats why we need a second pair.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:35 AM
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Wheres yours Craig?
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:55 PM
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Re: Colorize project

I like your second one Kate and the blue eyes on your's Unimatrix.

Here's my try. I just paint in color legacy blend mode on separate layers for each color. Lowering the opacity on each as needed.
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