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Old 05-01-2009, 01:50 AM
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I used Ed's method.
great! good use of color and very crisp.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:37 AM
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I am not sure if you saw this tutorial but it is a very good one on colorizing. I uses a different method to add color to the image.
http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161015
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:37 AM
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I am not sure if you saw this tutorial but it is a very good one on colorizing. I uses a different method to add color to the image.
http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161015
thanks for the tutorial. its seems good. but as usual when I try to follow the same type instructions, nothing works the way its supposed to. Thats why I tend to do what I see instead of follow those. I go as far as the first instruction doing well, then nothing works. either Im not getting it or I dont have the same program. very frustrating for me.
that doesnt mean I am going to stop trying! just means I needed a break to say thank you and then I will go back and try again, but you may not see any results for quite some time if ever with that!
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:44 AM
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Ok, I tried and tried. needed something else. I did a search and found this step by step so much simpler. I do better with narratives and visuals.
http://www.michelespaintshop.com/psp...ustrations.php

although I now know better what I'm doing after completing, I wanted to display the original that I did with this tutorial.
I can see the mistakes and will more than likely go thru it all again, I have now for the first time used layers! whoo hoo!





Whew, this is a long one, so get comfortable!
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:15 PM
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Here is my try using this method
Along with Bruce Beard's Hair and Skin Color Charts

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:23 PM
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that looks great. see I cant use that method as I dont have the same set up.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:38 AM
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Re: Colorize project

This was done using Apply Image and Calculations.

First I converted to LAB and used Calculations to create five Alpha Channels, with some minor brush work as needed.

Then I duplicated the Background layer and set its Blend Mode to Color.

colorize-screenshot.jpg

Next, using Apply Image I blended the L channel into the A & B channels with the Alpha Channels as masks to target the hair, skin, lips, etc....

Finally, I reduced opacity of the Color layer and used the Blend If sliders to further lessen the impact in the extreme shadows and highlights.

JenniferBW_G23b.JPG

Nice thread learninlady, some good efforts here.

I enjoyed reading everyone's posts and had fun adding my own.

Regards,

Michael
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:51 AM
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Thanks Michael. When I saw this photograph it inspired me to attempt colorization again.
Your renditions seems to be the most realistic.
what program are you using?
How do you change to LAB? Ive not heard of it.
Is there a tutorial for dummies out there with this method? I seem to need a step by step hand held tut. One thing Is when stated to do this or that, I have no idea of where to find that or this. that's why the visuals help me so much, as its shows me where things are located.
Yes, everyone here has done a fantastic job on this project. Its one of those things that once practiced it becomes fairly simple. (so I hope. )
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Thanks Michael. When I saw this photograph it inspired me to attempt colorization again.
Your renditions seems to be the most realistic.
Thank you!

I find that the technique I used, channel blending in LAB, generally yields a more realistic result compared to most other methods.

One reason I like this method is that the image is being colored using information that's already in the file. This tends to give a natural variation to the hue changes that is very difficult to duplicate otherwise.

Another reason I like it is that it's really very quick and easy. Once the Alpha channels have been created the image literally colors itself.

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what program are you using?
Photoshop. Any version will do, as LAB, Apply Image, and Calculations have been around for a LOOOONG time.

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How do you change to LAB? Ive not heard of it.
I'm not sure how PSP works, but in Photoshop its a color mode just as RGB or CMYK are color modes.

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Is there a tutorial for dummies out there with this method? I seem to need a step by step hand held tut. One thing Is when stated to do this or that, I have no idea of where to find that or this. that's why the visuals help me so much, as its shows me where things are located.
As far as I know, I'm the only person to ever colorize using this particular method. So I'm afraid there are no video tutorials available that I can point you to.

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Yes, everyone here has done a fantastic job on this project. Its one of those things that once practiced it becomes fairly simple. (so I hope. )
Thanks again,

Michael
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Thank you!

As far as I know, I'm the only person to ever colorize using this particular method. So I'm afraid there are no video tutorials available that I can point you to.

Michael
I think LAB method is explained here.
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