Colorization of a Portrait of an Indian Actress with AKVIS Coloriage
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Portrait of an Indian Actress

 

This tutorial has been sent to us by Muhammad Farooq Khan, a student of Lahore University, Pakistan.

    Original image Colorized image

The author wrote:

I am a student of Electrical Engineering but I am very fond of Adobe Photoshop. When I was searching for some helpful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop I found that the very best plug-ins were from AKVIS. Filters play an important role in Photoshop. But my goal was to color a photo in Adobe Photoshop. So here I started to use the AKVIS Coloriage filter. I downloaded all AKVIS filters and tried them one by one for different purposes. Here I am going to show you how AKVIS Coloriage filter became very useful to me.

  • Step 1. First of all I opened this photo in Adobe Photoshop. I used the command Image ->Adjustments -> Levels (or in layer palette the fourth one button from left *create new fill or adjustment layers) to make the image brighter.
    Indian  Actress Ayshwarya Ray After the brightness correction
  • Step 2. Then I call the command Filters -> AKVIS -> Coloriage. Here I start to color my photo. I use the color pencil to color my photo. I try my best to draw very accurate border lines to give a very accurate color to my photo (as shown below).

    I gave her hair a gray color, blue to her eyes, white to her teeth, and light pink to her lips (lips, eyes, teeth, eyebrows, and her necklace are circled with the skin color).

    It was very hard to color the butterfly and flower but I did my best to mark the edges of them.

    Color strokes in Coloriage

    Developer's note. You do not need to draw so many lines as did the author. It is enough to draw an outline along the borders of every details.

  • Step 3. Then I pressed the button to see the result of my all work and here is the result.
    Color photo
  • Step 4. The colorization result is applied and the plug-in's window is closed.
  • Step 5. But I found that the teeth are not white.
    the teeth are not white

    To brighten her smile, start by going to the Layers palette and clicking on the Background Layer to make it the active layer. Then use the Lasso tool (or any selection tool you're comfortable with) to put a selection around her teeth (as shown). Once selected, we'll need to soften the edges of the selection so our retouch isn't obvious, so go under the Select menu and choose Feather. When the Feather dialog box appears, enter 2 for low res images, 5 for high res, and click OK to apply this edge softening. Then go under the image menu and choose Adjustment and then choose Hue/Saturation. And in my case to reduce the darkness I increase the value of Lightness, and press enter.

    Hue/Saturation
  • Step 6. This photo was a little noisy (as shown below), so here I reduced the noise by using AKVIS Noise Buster (Filter -> AKVIS -> Noise Buster).
    Remove noise with AKVIS Noise Buster

    And there is my final color photo as shown below.

    After noise removal and teeth bleaching
  • Step 7. Now the picture is good but her eyes are too blue, sclera must be white. Now my aim is to white the sclera and to change eye color. So I started from here again with AKVIS Coloriage Filter for making these changes.

    Again I went to the Filter menu (in Adobe Photoshop) AKVIS Coloriage. Here I started with keep color pencil to draw a very close border around her schlera and I gave it white color. I also gave more natural color (black) to the pupils.

    Color the eyes

    and then I pressed the button . Here is the result.

    Blue eyes

Here Is The Procedure For Making Brown And Light Greenish Eyes.

The difficult thing is to choose the right color. The one that looks best. But this is very easy in Akvis Coloriage. Just give color and then press the button .

If you are not satisfied with this just press Before and use the Eraser tool and give another color to it. As I said before, the Akvis Coloriage plug-in is one of the easiest and best solutions when dealing with complicated problems coloring black-and-white photos.

Green eyes
Green eyes. I set the green color for the eyes.
Hazel eyes
Hazel eyes. I set the brown color for the eyes.
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Select Colors — Select Colors
   — Colorization Tips — Colorization Tips
   — Save and Load Strokes — Save and Load Strokes
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
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   — Changing Color of Your Car — Changing Color of Your Car
   — Selective Desaturation — Selective Desaturation
   — Selective Colorization of B&W Photos — Selective Colorization of B&W Photos
   — Make White Whiter — Make White Whiter
   — Photo Coloring Tricks — Photo Coloring Tricks
   — Colorizing a Black and White Photo — Colorizing a Black and White Photo
   — Colorizing a Portrait of a Gentleman — Colorizing a Portrait of a Gentleman
   — Technique of Reiterative Colorization — Technique of Reiterative Colorization
   — Colorize Your Memories — Colorize Your Memories
   — A Present for the Mother's Day — A Present for the Mother's Day
   — Color Correction of a Portrait — Color Correction of a Portrait
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   — Add Color to the Photo of a Child — Add Color to the Photo of a Child
   — Color Options for Interior Design — Color Options for Interior Design
   — Colorize a Family Portrait — Colorize a Family Portrait
   — Change the Color of Clothes — Change the Color of Clothes
   — Colorize a Group Photo — Colorize a Group Photo
   — Creating a Colorful Background — Creating a Colorful Background
   — Paint Your House — Paint Your House
   — Raise Spirits — Raise Spirits
   — Expressive Cat Eyes — Expressive Cat Eyes
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   — Colorize a Bas-Relief — Colorize a Bas-Relief
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   — Colorizing an Anime Girl — Colorizing an Anime Girl
   — Colorize a Photo for a Collage — Colorize a Photo for a Collage
   — A Flower Show — A Flower Show
   — A Pencil Sketch: Self-Portrait — A Pencil Sketch: Self-Portrait
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   — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing
   — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing
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   — Children's Photo — Children's Photo
   — Medieval Engraving — Medieval Engraving
   — Wedding Album — Wedding Album
   — Full Dress Uniform — Full Dress Uniform
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