Dramatic Light: Hand Coloring

Challenge #14 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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A hundred years ago, to create a color photograph required painting a black and white print by hand. At the turn of the century, a few practitioners still remained, carrying out their arcane art in a world overrun with color film. While hand coloring prints is practically a lost art today, you can achieve a similar effect digitally ... without having to resort to special filters and plug-ins. With a B&W image in your editing software, create one or more transparent layers. Apply selective color on the layer. Adjust the layer blends to achieve the desired look. Submit your best "hand colored" image. Refer to the sample image and check out the additional rules.
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Cagney, Whitney and Kennedy colourisation
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Took this stock image and coloured it. I did not use the worth tutorial but instead created many many layers for each section. This meant I could change opacity, mode and make adjustments to each layer. By doing it this way there seems total freedom of manipulation for each aspect of the image. Best wishes Ray
Submitted: Tuesday, 27th October, 2009 20:17 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 27th October, 2009
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