Anyway, recoloring craze.
Firstly, grayscale is pretty much strictly a luminance value right? If it is, I assume it's not possible to pull "real" colors out of them? So there's no way of sort of… translating grayscale back to a color "value?"
Basically, I'm a purist. Not in the "keep it as is" sense. More of a "I wanna see what it would look like in real life before you attack it with splatter brushes" kind of thing. Because of this, it pains me to load up adjustment layers and try to imagine what the color would be. Essentially, "this gray is the same shade as this gray so they must be the same color." It hurts. It physically hurts.
Now I've color corrected professionally. I supposedly have a B.A. in this stuff (Supposedly. I asked a lot of questions and then went home and answered them myself). So naturally I'm curious. Am I stuck guessing, or is there a way of calculating the truth out this stuff?
I've done some google searches and turned up nothing. I assumed it was because there is a fundamentally important keyword I'm lacking as opposed to a complete kill switch on my IQ.