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Old 02-15-2008, 04:51 PM
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Re: Colorization

Here is my version, I tried to duplicate what you did and I think I got pretty close. All except where the hairline and the face meet, as you can see.

I could have spent more time at it, but I thought perhaps you have a special method for that part? I'd be curious to know, and appreciate your sharing it.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:42 PM
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Re: Colorization

I want 2 know 2 !
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:47 AM
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Re: Colorization

This is my try.
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:41 PM
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Re: Colorization

Ed...you were going to show us what you do...
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:29 PM
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Re: Colorization

tried to match your image.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:04 AM
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Re: Colorization

Hi Ed,

Here is my colourized version of the photo. About colourizing i feel people to tend shy away from it and yes it is not always mentioned it's a very hard task and very hard to achieve as i have found out myself but i do love colouring black and white photos especially vintage one.


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Old 02-17-2008, 08:06 AM
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Re: Colorization

Quick try from me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:08 AM
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Re: Colorization

Hi folks
Dorothea Lange's wonderful 'Migrant Mother', from the Library of Congress website. I worked with the over-sharpened 821 x 1024 pixel jpeg, but there is the lovely 55 MB tiff scan there too if you want a broader canvas. Here are scaled-down copies of the 'before' and 'after'.
There are more examples @ www.edcolor.com - all done using the EdColor Colorization Method, as described in the Ed's Color Method pdf. The Ed's Sat Mask Curve upon which the method depends can be saved out of the Ed's Sat Mask Curve psd.
This is all about thinking in HSB and working in LAB, so you might want to set your Info Palette Options accordingly. If you're the forgetful type, like me, tape this note above your screen: 'If it's not going well, you're not in LAB!'
Ed

*I've updated the pdf 'tutorial', correcting a serious mistake in the step-by-step procedure (Sat -100, not 0% - apologies to anyone who wasted time trying to work out what was wrong), clarifying a few other points and adding a bit about incorporating Gradient Maps - if you downloaded it before 27/02/08, please upgrade!*
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:00 AM
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Re: Colorization

Ed Fisher, your colors look so natural..... I'm looking forward to reading and trying your method!!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:36 PM
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Re: Colorization

I do have some comments to make - but it's late now.

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