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My first ever colorization

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Old 08-31-2001, 10:22 PM
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A couple of people have expressed interest in trying my step-by-step instructions. If you haven't gotten too far along with the small version of the original photo I posted, you might want to work with this larger version instead. It's still not huge given the limitation of 100KB, but I think it will be easier to work with than the previously uploaded files. Have fun! Jeanie
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Old 08-31-2001, 10:30 PM
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Hi Jeanie

Good job on the colorization! I used bascially the same technique when I colored a picture of my dad (see 'akj first colorization' thread). I was just wondering--how did you add the pink color to the cheeks? The tone seems to be just right. I'd like to add some pink to my pop's cheeks.


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Old 08-31-2001, 10:39 PM
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Hi Amanda,

Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact color I used. I'm pretty sure I used one of the "reddish" ones from the Skintones Color Chart. Then, I used the paintbrush with a soft edges and a very low opacity (20% I think?) and painted the cheeks on the same layer I'd used to color the entire face. If you're not working on a separate layer, you might try changing the paintbrush to "color" mode rather than "normal". In that case, you might want to set the opacity a little higher. Sorry I can't be more specific, but if you play around with those ideas a bit, you should be able to find something you like.

Hope that helps, Jeanie
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:12 PM
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Thank you for the great detailed description, I really needed it. What is the letters and numbers you had for each layer and the percentage. Is it color and where do you get these colors? That's the only part I got lost on.

You are very good at colorizing and thank you for sharing all this with us!
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