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04 April 2003, 03:14 PM
My dear old Grandmother gave me a Black and White photo of her husband her died many years ago in a war.

She asked me if i Could colour it and i said yes, I can.


No I Cant!!!

HELP! :(

If any of you guys could help with the job by giving me easy tips or simple step or good tutorials on how to do it would be great.

Ive never coloured a Black and White photo before, So i want you to hold my hand.:)

thanks! :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 03:55 PM
From the Almighty Weadah Jones of Borg:

04 April 2003, 03:32 PM

that tutorial seems a bit complex, I couldnt follow it unfortunately.:shrug:

Web Guy
04 April 2003, 10:23 PM
Post your picture and I would be more than happy to do it for you... Or email it to me ok.

Web Guy
04 April 2003, 04:00 PM
Scroll down for my latest work on the image!!

04 April 2003, 04:14 PM
Excellent work! :buttrock:

The Jacket Looks awesome. Lol the skin is a bit dark but i can fix that.

Many Many thanks WebGuy!!

greatly appreciate it.:thumbsup:

Seeing the Picture before and After helps to see how its done.

Now its my turn to have ago. I gotta learn how you guys do that:)


Web Guy
04 April 2003, 04:40 PM
I was not sure how dark he was...I can lighten the skin tone some pretty easy now if you would like. I will redo it real quick and re post it ok.

Web Guy
04 April 2003, 04:48 PM
Scroll down for my latest work on the image!!

04 April 2003, 05:14 PM
Yeah, i think the 2nd one is better.

The 1st one was too red I think.

Ive been playing around with photoshop and I think im getting there. A few more hours playing around with this, I feel i can get to look more natural colour.
Need to get some granny input into this :p

Cheers WebGuy:thumbsup:

Web Guy
04 April 2003, 05:15 PM
Just takes time and allot of practice. I have been in the web field for over 12 years now so I have a background in art, web developing and much more.

04 April 2003, 05:25 PM
Ive been using Photoshop for only a few months ago.
Ive been using Paint Shop Pro for about 2 years.

So it was a bit scary switching. Photoshop is a verrry big program with lots of stuff.

But im starting to get the hang of it.

Thanks once again. :)

If anyones got more Tutes on this type of thing please throw them in. Id like to see other peoples techniques.

Must rest the brain right now.

Web Guy
04 April 2003, 05:32 PM
Ok...I touched up his eyes, mustache, skin tones, hair, eye surrounding, lips, hair line and much more. I think this one looks real nice!!

Also look what I have done to his hair with some simple contrast and lighting, brush strokes and some smudging have brought out his grey hair and curly hair.



Web Guy
04 April 2003, 03:56 PM
Tell me what you think of it after you see it ok..:)

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