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Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop
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Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop

with John Derry

Video: Introduction

Hi, I'm John Derry, and welcome to
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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Introduction
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      34s
  2. 30m 44s
    1. Importing the colorization workspace
      1m 51s
    2. Understanding important resolution considerations
      3m 9s
    3. The better the photo, the better the result
      6m 49s
    4. Maximizing dynamic range
      7m 37s
    5. Cleaning up the artifacts of age
      6m 34s
    6. Removing distracting objects
      3m 6s
    7. Challenge: Prepare a photo for colorization
      1m 5s
    8. Solution: Prepare a photo for colorization
      33s
  3. 29m 1s
    1. Determining the color scheme
      5m 25s
    2. Utilizing layers to manage color
      4m 0s
    3. Leveraging the power of adjustment layers
      5m 34s
    4. Understanding essential blend modes for colorizing
      6m 57s
    5. Isolating color components
      1m 49s
    6. Applying fine-tuned colors
      5m 16s
  4. 16m 15s
    1. Using the Brush tool to isolate individual color areas
      5m 2s
    2. Using the Pen tool to isolate individual color areas
      8m 33s
    3. Isolating layer color with the transparency lock
      2m 40s
  5. 24m 16s
    1. Tweaking color with the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      6m 33s
    2. Modulating color for realism
      8m 42s
    3. Using noise to add complexity
      7m 42s
    4. Challenge: Colorize grass in an outdoor image
      46s
    5. Solution: Colorize grass in an outdoor image
      33s
  6. 27m 58s
    1. Applying global tonal adjustments
      3m 34s
    2. Applying nondestructive dodging and burning
      8m 6s
    3. Applying a seasoning of global high-frequency noise
      4m 50s
    4. Applying global color corrections
      11m 28s
  7. 2m 11s
    1. Next steps
      2m 11s

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Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop
2h 12m Intermediate Feb 24, 2014

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Want to bring old black-and-white photos into the present? Learn how to determine the color in old family or historic photos and accurately paint the color back in. John Derry shows you various methods in Adobe Photoshop to bring the photo back to life with color, using isolated selections, adjustment layers, and his free set of actions, which automate some of the colorization process for you. Plus, John's interactive, nondestructive workflow allows you to come back days or years later and make new adjustments to the image.

Topics include:
  • Importing John's colorization workspace and actions
  • Understanding resolution
  • Maximizing dynamic range
  • Using layers to manage color
  • Applying fine-tuned adjustments
  • Using the Brush and Pen tools to separate color regions
  • Tweaking color with Hue/Saturation
  • Using noise to add complexity
  • Applying global tonal adjustments and color correction
Subjects:
Design Color Photography Digital Painting Restoration Black and White
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
John Derry

Introduction

Hi, I'm John Derry, and welcome to Colorizing Black and White Photos with Photoshop. In this course, I'll show you how you can take an old black and white family photo or historical photograph, and imbue it with new life. I'll introduce you to my interactive, non-destructive workflow. Using this workflow, you can make color adjustments in real-time. When you save the Photoshop file, you can come back to it in a day, a week, or a year later and continue to make non-destructive, color adjustments to the photo.

I'll provide you with my colorizing actions to automate the creation of adjustable, colorizing layers, as well as add fractal noise into color areas, providing the photo with a sense of enhanced realism. Colorization of old photos has become quite popular these days. This course will get you up and running and provide you with the skills necessary to create a convincing colorization. Now, let's get started with colorizing black and white photos with Photoshop.

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