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Old 09-12-2005, 10:44 AM
Gerald McClaren Gerald McClaren is offline
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How to turn a black and white photo in color

I have a black and white photo and would like to know how to turn it into a color photo. On the other hand, what color would be use for an African American skin tone. The reason I'm asking is magenta color is sometimes used for a caucasion person to make the skin tone.

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Old 09-12-2005, 10:45 AM
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an example of the pic would be more than helpful here
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:38 PM
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You can try this tutorial ...

http://www.restoring-photos-made-eas...ite-Photo.html

No sure about the colour to use ...
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:12 AM
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This technique is simple, quick and effective

Plus, you don't have to be really precise in masking. You'll see what I mean after you read it:

http://www.kirupa.com/motiongraphics/colorization.htm
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:24 AM
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skintones

I found this very helpful. Hope you do to.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:28 AM
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Haircolor swatch is attached

Not real familiar with how things work in the forum yet. I tried to upload both of them at the same time, but it wouldn't work, so had it do it the old fashioned way.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:48 AM
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How to turn a black and white photo into color

Gary Rp and Pjstaley thanks for the information including the charts. I'll try both tutorial and see which one I like. Many thanks for the info fellas.

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Old 09-26-2005, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for the pallettes!!! I was going to create

my own, and you guys saved me alot of time!
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