Colorizing photos, First attempts

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Colorizing photos, First attempts

Post by D_Conrad » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:25 am

Hello, I have a photo of a Vet I would like to have colorized for him. His name is Al and he completed 35 missions as a ball turret gunner in a B17 "the latest rumor" does anybody here have experience colorizing? I have photoshop but have never done colonizing and would like it to look good for him. There are 2 photos. One of him by the turret and one of his plane. Thank you!
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Re: Colorizing a photo?

Post by Cal.Bar » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:38 pm

My wife wanted to fix up a picture and she crowd sourced it to her local neighborhood board and people did all kinds of things to it and it turned out great. You may want to consider finding a photography forum or adobe photoshop forum and upon joining, post the picture and ask if someone might want to work on colorizing it for you (with or without compensation).

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Re: Colorizing a photo?

Post by Av8er » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:49 pm

D_Conrad wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:25 am
Hello, I have a photo of a Vet I would like to have colorized for him. His name is Al and he completed 35 missions as a ball turret gunner in a B17 "the latest rumor" does anybody here have experience colorizing? I have photoshop but have never done colonizing and would like it to look good for him. There are 2 photos. One of him by the turret and one of his plane. Thank you!
Here is a link explaining the colorizing process using Photoshop from the US Militaria Forum:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... photoshop/
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Re: Colorizing a photo?

Post by D_Conrad » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Thank you both I appreciate it! In going to give it a shot myself but still reach out to someone with past experience

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Re: Colorizing a photo?

Post by D_Conrad » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:05 pm

Well this is my attempt. Any constructive criticism or advice?
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Post by acespast » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:24 pm

Excellent,well done,
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Re: Colorizing a photo? First attempt

Post by D_Conrad » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 am

Those look amazing! I'll have to try to contact him thank you.

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Re: Colorizing a photo? First attempt

Post by D_Conrad » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:08 pm

So I fixed a portion of his leg and did another one of him. I'm quite enjoying doing these!
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Re: Colorizing photos, First attempts

Post by jkillelea » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:58 am

Try adding a little pink to the flesh tone to separate it from the brown nearby. And put a little more green into the grass in the background. Play with the luminosity overall. It will bring it alive a little more. Brown jacket is spot on!
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Re: Colorizing photos, First attempts

Post by D_Conrad » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:37 pm

Thank you I appreciate the advice I will definitely try that. I am meeting with him in the morning and already have them printed unfortunately but I will maybe get him better versions when I can.

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Re: Colorizing photos, First attempts

Post by YLG80 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:49 pm

Congratulations for you first colorized photo. Nice job !
Here you have also many WWI professionally colorized photos.
The author name is Tom Marshall
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... enary.html

Go to https://mediadrumimages.com and enter Tom Marshall in the search box.
You will see his collection of colorized photos.

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