Originally Posted by irlray
Can anyone give some insight/tips/tutorials on how to create dramatic colourise style effects to images that you often see in commercial print ads. You can see what i mean over at www.taylorjames.com
. if you pop into the Retouching section you can see some sample
I'd say the best way is how the folks on this and other sites have done it: searching for everything you can possibly find on the subject (it's the internet, after all... Google works) and experimenting with as many different images as you can beg, borrow steal or, ideally, create yourself.
Face it, if those kinds of results were able to be distilled into a few pointers and a tutorial or two, everyone would do it and no one would consider sites like the one you referenced anything special.