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Old 10-11-2009, 12:21 AM
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Re: Colorizing Vs. Black and Whites

lurch, wow. the face is a bit overly smooth, but otherwise, wow!

very nice, nan

also nice, john

aartist, i think your b&w is probably the best so far. very clean without that neat image smudge look. the color is nice also

you guys are doing great!
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:02 AM
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Re: Colorizing Vs. Black and Whites

Great work from all...

I thin Aartist has nailed it in both b/w and colour .

The tones to the face are excellent and the skin looks a lifelike colour.

I think thisis a hard colourisation because of the need to get the correct sklin tone.

Great to watch and learn from....

Best wishes

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:00 PM
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Thanks Ray!
I'm in favor of colorization if done right.
Sometimes it's hard to determine and
this was one of those times.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:46 PM
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Re: Colorizing Vs. Black and Whites

What is a good resource to learn this well. Are you just creating a layer and usng the color or multiply setting on a brush and painting the color you desire?
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:04 PM
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With color, your better off with less saturation and making sure to use colors that are not pastel or pretty but hold true to the subject/reality. You don't want a cartoon. Practice!
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:51 PM
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Re: Colorizing Vs. Black and Whites

ok, let's talk a little about technique, too. i'll point you to a couple fairly well known tutorials and we'll go from there. these both come from the Worth1000 web site. they have quite a few very good tuts on an array of subjects. well worth visiting.

http://fx.worth1000.com/tutorials/16...ary-colorizing that's the one that our own Vikki uses. it's the first one i ever used, too, though i go a different way now.

and this is also from worth1000: http://fx.worth1000.com/tutorials/16...ation-tutorial i've never tried this one, so you all will have to let me know if you like it or not.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:37 PM
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Photoshop is reading what I want as far as saturation and color. The monitor was recently calibrated. I'm getting print wise what I'm seeing. But, when I bring this up in Windows, it is way too red. Please tell me if this is too red on your monitor. I'd like the opinions of others on this.

Thanks not only for replying to, "is my monitor..." but for the challenge of colorizing this dignified gentleman. Colors were picked from reenacter's uniforms and from Native Americans I shot pictures of this summer.

Janet

P.S. The face colors were taken from face colors of Native Americans at a Pow Wow I attended this summer. The military coat was colorized using colors from Union soldiers reenactment clothing at a reenactment I attended recently.
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Last edited by Janet Petty; 10-26-2009 at 09:06 AM. Reason: replaced red overcast
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:51 PM
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Re: Colorizing Vs. Black and Whites

hi janet,

the blue could be desaturated just a touch. not much, just a little.

the skin tone is tough to say for sure, but my guess is you've got it a little too dark.

there is pink/red in the background, but i'm guessing that's not what you're asking about. i see no overall red tint to your work.

really nice job!
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: Colorizing Vs. Black and Whites

Thanks Craig. Looks like I'll be doing some "get rid of the red" in my edit.

Janet

replaced pics - see above

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