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B+W to colour, can someone guide me...

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dj'    1

hi guys, theres something that I cant understand here..

ive seen people converting full B+W images to colourised images (the images arent just random colours either, the colours actually look real as if the image was colour to begin with, but i know for a fct the image is originally B+W)

an example of what i mean can be seen here..

B+W image

http://www.mariah-carey.org/multi/pics/mag...azines/gq/3.jpg

Image then in colour

http://www.boomspeed.com/tsuiharkfan/both-rock.jpg

can someone please explain what settings need to be used in PSP or whatever to achieve this

thanks!

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sethrd    0

I'm guessing they just used the magic lasso and just did a hue/saturation change. I wouldn't know. Sorry I can't help more.

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sys32    0

That image was probably originally done in color, then converted to black and white.

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dj'    1

no i know for a fact the original is B+W and the colour dosent exist, oh well i'll have to stay confused :)

Actually sethr I think you where right, just playing with hue/saturation/lightness,

thanks for help =)

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mat987    0

yup he's right, but there are a lot of different ways to achieve something like that. you can select portions with lasso and then use the image adjust hue and saturation...for this method...zoom in far and take your time selecting with the Polygonal lasso tool...its pretty accurate. another way to do it is simply make a new layer, switch it to color mode..(in the layers box) and then just pick a color, and begin to paint it with a paintbrush.

heres one i did using some of the above methods

post-31-1050280230.jpg

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dj'    1

THANKS!! =)

oh btw, can it be done in PSP or do I need Photoshop?

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bluerei    0

It was originally in color and then they desaturated it, then ctrl+u, click colorize, set it to red with default desaturation and it was done.

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mat987    0
THANKS!! =)

oh btw, can it be done in PSP or do I need Photoshop?

dont know too much about PSP but im almost positve you can do things like this. dont know what tools it uses however :)

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