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Old 08-19-2010, 10:31 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

this was an interesting one. i didnt try colorizing... yet, but i did do a restore. one of the secrets to a good colorizing is a good restore first. it's fairly obvious the original photographer was going for a 'hollywood' shot, with the strong light in the middle on the eyes, but he either missed this a bit or aging has done a number on this pic. either way, i decided to take some of the dark out first.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:25 AM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

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this was an interesting one. i didnt try colorizing... yet, but i did do a restore. one of the secrets to a good colorizing is a good restore first. it's fairly obvious the original photographer was going for a 'hollywood' shot, with the strong light in the middle on the eyes, but he either missed this a bit or aging has done a number on this pic. either way, i decided to take some of the dark out first.
You're right... I couldn't get rid of this strong light in the middle...
What did you do exactly ?
Many thanks... You've done a great work !
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:01 AM
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chillin, love that!
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:13 AM
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Chillin, 5 stars to you from me too!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

figueline,

my process was to duplicate the background layer,then to use the lighten/darken brush and lightly decrease the darkness. i think i used an opacity on that brush of around 30%. but, i didnt try to do it all that way. it just wouldnt have looked right. so, next i created a new blank raster layer above the others and started cloing, pushing, and airbrushing, my standard fare. i also did this to the whole photo, cleaning up specs and such. i also did quite a bit of airbrushing on the background and clothing to give it a bit more definition. this was done with a small airbrush brush set at an opacity of about 3%. this was mostly done on the darker areas. and that was pretty much it. nothing too complex here
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:26 PM
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Thanks, Murray. You're like always very gracious with your comments.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:18 AM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

Hello !

Kraellin...
I've followed your process... Here's the result : black and white and colorization...
What do you think ?
Thanks for all your tips...

[img=http://img34.imagevenue.com/loc8/th_29991_Danielle_Original1_122_8lo.jpg]


[img=http://img121.imagevenue.com/loc34/th_29531_Danielle_BW_122_34lo.jpg]
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:51 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

yes, that's the idea of it. i dont quite understand all the black lines below her face on the dress area and the hair seems just a bit dark, but overall, much improvement!
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:57 AM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

Hello Kraellin,

Thanks for your answer... I worked on her neck... Her hair is less dark now !!

[img=http://img211.imagevenue.com/loc611/th_59755_Daniellecopie_122_611lo.jpg]

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Old 09-06-2010, 08:28 PM
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Re: Coloring an black and white photo...

that link doesnt show the pic. also, you shld get another site to display your pics. that one has links to not so good sites.
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