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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #27 on: Monday 22 October 07 08:54 BST (UK) »
I was joking about the shooting bit - just intense physical damage.

Jokes apart the more the merrier and if the software makes it easier the better we all get.

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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #28 on: Monday 22 October 07 17:15 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have just followed the tutorial by Kizmiaz and even though I was using a different program, Serif Photoplus, it was still easy to follow and the result is excellent..
This was my first attempt at colourising a photo but there are plenty more waiting.
 
Thank you so much I'm off to tackle the next one!

Sharpie

PS I would post the result but hubby is shy (aahh)
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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 24 October 07 00:52 BST (UK) »
Go on Sharpie
Post it !

I promise I will post my first one if you do !!

Mog
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Staffs - HEAPY
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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 24 October 07 01:01 BST (UK) »
No - I have decided to do it - here goes:-

(Moderator - you can delete this later if I am cluttering up the site - I understand  ;D)

There are some mistakes - some extra blue on the left lapel, a streak of green on the blue jacket and some red on the windows BUT I think I have grasped the concept and will try to do better.

Thank you again Kizmaiz - brilliant tute !
Comments and further tips welcome
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Staffs - HEAPY
Devon - CLIFT, VITTERY, TRIST, MOLLOY, COBLEY, LEAR, GUILFOYLE, BICKFORD, EPPS, BEAZLEY, DARKE, LANG, QUANT, BLANKENSHIP
Devon & Cornwall - CLIFT, LARK
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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 24 October 07 15:51 BST (UK) »
Not one to back down from a challenge but hubby is still playing the prima donna and refusing to have his pic on the net!
Here is my 2nd attempt, it's my mother at my wedding 34 years ago

Sharpie
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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 24 October 07 18:57 BST (UK) »
Brilliant work Sharpie !
I think you win!
You have chosen a beautiful colour for the costume and very tricky work getting all that white detail on the lapels right.

Have fun !
mog
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Staffs - HEAPY
Devon - CLIFT, VITTERY, TRIST, MOLLOY, COBLEY, LEAR, GUILFOYLE, BICKFORD, EPPS, BEAZLEY, DARKE, LANG, QUANT, BLANKENSHIP
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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 24 October 07 21:30 BST (UK) »
I must admit it took me hours to do but I am very pleased with the result.
Trouble is I've now got the bug and I am colouring everything is sight.
What do you think of the new avatar?

Thanks again to all

Sharpie
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Arnold/Warwickshire        Schneider/Cologne
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Re: Colourising the Kizmiaz way!
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 19 March 14 15:48 GMT (UK) »
I have been looking into colourisation (or colorization, as the USA-ians have it), and there seems to be two main approaches.

1) "Colorise and Mask"

Duplicate the photo to a layer, then create the colour by using "colourise" on the whole layer (i.e. the whole photo), then mask the layer so that only the bit you want shows; this is the Kizmiaz way, I think.

For example, for lips, one would duplicate the whole photo to a new layer, colour the layer red, then mask OUT everything but the lips (or mask IN the lips).

Having done this roughly, the colours can be adjusted by editing the colours on the layer (via HSB adjust) or altering the opacity of the layer, or both.

2) "Paint with transparent colour"

Create a new layer, and set the blend mode to "overlay" . The colour is applied "pure" on to the new layer, either by

a) use a paint tool (e.g. brush or pencil). This is quite intuitive, in that you're literally painting on the colour (but not the shades, this comes from the photo).

b) creating a selection (magic wand, lasso etc) and just flooding it with pure colour. This use of a selection is more similar to technique(1).

The tuning of the shades is then done using exactly the same approaches as in "colorise and mask"

This "paint on the colour" technique is well described here:

http://www.gimpinfo.org/tuts/colorizing-black-and-white-photos/

I think this technique may be better than the (1) way, since it's easy to paint in TEXTURED or varied colour (such a tonal variation and highlights in the hair). It feels much more like using transparent water colour on a real photo.

However, I have only been googling colorizing techniques prior to doing it - I would welcome comment from people with experience.

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