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Old Nov 23, 2003, 4:40 PM   #11
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You have a future in colorizing old BW movies, Kex !

Great job both as tecnique and as color choice : I think it is not so straightforward to argue the appropriate colors !
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 7:37 PM   #12
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Kex

very nice job but I like the BW more.

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Old Nov 23, 2003, 9:29 PM   #13
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Kex,

You are far too modest. Yes, if one looked very carefully you can see the "faux pas" (e.g. green marks on the vertical wooden pole etc.) Despite this, it is a well executed colorization.

I think most of us are still not only impressed but puzzled how you were able to do it even after you gave hints.

Nice work.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 6:27 AM   #14
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at 2MP can i get a decent 8x10 though? I did print out a 5x7 and it looks good.

You should be able to. I have heard many people (including at a Popular Photography seminar) say that 2MP's can do 8x10. I have a print at home that I would like to do as an 8x10 to see what it looks like. I guess the only way to find out is to give it a try.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 11:06 AM   #15
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Kex,
I think most of us are still not only impressed but puzzled how you were able to do it even after you gave hints.
Thank you very much, selvin!
I could explain it again, maybe it's easier to understand this time.
Actually it isn't that complicated at all.
The software I used was PS7:
First, I turned the color mode of the b/w photo into RGB, to be able to use colors.
Then I created a new layer, set the layer mode to "Colour".
I used the airbrush tool and a color that fits to the part I want to colorize and fill these parts with a soft brush.
I used new layers for every part of the pic, such as water, wood, the person in the foreground, the bridge, the stones and so on, so you can still change the colour afterwards, filling these parts again.
For the water, the stones and cathy's hair, I created one more layer for each to set some highlights.
For example I put the highlight layer above the hair layer and used a more reddish colour to set some highlights, because the color isn't all the same, normally. (same with the stones and the water (dark parts)
Well, that's actually all.
Feel free to ask questions, though I'm also still learning colorizing.
But thanks again for the compliment!
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 11:13 AM   #16
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Kex,

Incredible job!!!

Hey! Can I hire you to add my hair back for the family Christmas photos???

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Old Nov 24, 2003, 12:25 PM   #17
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Can I hire you to add my hair back for the family Christmas photos???
And would you relieve me of having to hide my gray hairs every three months? I always drop glops of dye on the carpet.

We could call it the Kex Process, the revolutionary method of putting back what's no longer there. :lol:
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 12:28 PM   #18
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hehe. thanks
Post your pictures and I'll see what I can do.
But adding things to a photo is not as easy as colorizing them.
Actually I don't have an experience with adding things.
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