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    Does anyone else here dabble with this? One of the apps I used in this process went belly-up on me so I haven't done any for a while, but I thought I'd post a few that I did earlier. Before-and-afters.

    Star Trek.JPG

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    AnotherTheodore.JPG

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      One morecolorized.JPG

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      • #4
        I've had some good success with my software...
        bernie b&w.jpgbernie.jpg

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Faber View Post
          I've had some good success with my software...
          bernie b&w.jpgbernie.jpg
          oh right. people were still mostly stuck with black and white photography in the 50s

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          • #6
            how does the process work? Do you have to select a region -- like all flesh -- and then adjust the base color?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mikewhitney View Post
              how does the process work? Do you have to select a region -- like all flesh -- and then adjust the base color?
              I had a freeware HP photo app that was really pretty cool for the price. I would take a photo and turn the entire thing flesh tone, then draw a line around all the skin areas of the person(s), and it would snap into place. Keeping this photo as a transparency #1.

              Then I would take the original B&W and do the same thing only turning the whole thing green, then draw a basic outline for the trees or grass, and again snap into place. Keeping this as transparency #2. And so on with more colors.

              The only problem I had was my palette didn't hold a ton of different hues, and I would run out after about 5 or 6 shades. So something complicated with a lot of color was out of my league.

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              • #8
                Another one. I didn't like the colors on Garfield's daughter. I had run low on color and tried to borrow some from another palette - and they came out too strong.

                Garfield2.jpg

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Faber View Post
                  I've had some good success with my software...
                  bernie b&w.jpgbernie.jpg
                  Bernie was born in a log cabin, but he should be in "living color" by now!

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                  • #10
                    More pop culture

                    Beatles.jpg

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                    • #11
                      I colorized this photo of a blizzard

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                      I think it looks very realistic.

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                      • #12
                        I didn't do these colorizations but I think they're done really well. They can sure bring the past into the present.

                        Lincoln1.jpg
                        Lincoln2.jpg

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                        • #13
                          You'd think Lincoln would comb his hair before having a photograph taken.

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