Colourization

PICTURE COLOURIZATION INK & PC

Instructions
INTRODUCTION:

The object of this exercise is not to colour the whole image, but to surprise, shock or emphasize.
Check out some of the samples for ideas.

PHOTO ONE: (6 Images)

1. Open a colour image
2. Select the part of colour you want to keep, then go ‘select/invert’ to select everything else
3. Turn all but the part you had selected in to Black and White

4. Make sure to use the sliders to make the B&W image ‘pop’

5. Post completed images on your site

KEY CRITERIA:

Creative use of colour, neat application, surprise effect

PHOTO TWO: (add as extra challenge)

Take one of your images and colour ALL parts (Either on PC or on a photo print – NOT on paper)
• Use a variety of brushes, textures and colour blends
• The final object should look quite abstract, but still maintain the image

IF YOU ARE USING FILM: INK – 4 images

Use some Black and White prints you made in the Darkroom (or print new ones) and colourize them.
You can use Felt markers or watercolour pencils (ask for the set).
DON’T colour the whole image – you should just do a small part for effect.

DIGITAL – 6 Images (or two if you did the 4 images above)

1. Scan in some Black and White images and save them.
2. In Photoshop, load the image and create a new layer to colour on.
3. Masks a part of the image, then use ‘Edit/Fill’ ‘use: Colour…’ to fill with solid colour.
4. Use layer transparency to get a realistic effect.
DON’T colour the whole image – you should just do a small part for effect.

How-to Video

Gallery of Samples