Changing Color of Your Car in AKVIS Coloriage
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Changing Color of Your Car

 

You can colorize this car yourself using the half-finished materials that we give you. Download an archive containing the original image and the file with the strokes (*.strokes). Read the instruction here to see how it works.

This example shows how to replace colors on a color photo keeping other colors unchanged.

We will apply AKVIS Coloriage to change the yellow color of the car body, while other colors (the color of the roof, headlights, wheels, the sky, the snow, etc) will stay the same.

    Original image Recolored car

We use the plugin version in this tutorial, but you can take the standalone program and do the same to achive this result.

Follow these instructions:

  • Step 1. Open the original color photo with the car.

    Color photo of a car
  • Step 2. Call the AKVIS Coloriage plug-in. For this purpose in AliveColors select the menu item Effects –> AKVIS –> Coloriage; in Adobe Photoshop select the menu item Filter –> AKVIS –> Coloriage; in Corel Photo-Paint - select the menu item Effects –> AKVIS –> Coloriage.
  • Step 3. Select the color for the car body. You should take into account that the original color of the car body is light-yellow, therefore the resulting color will also be light. In this case it is impossible to get a dark-blue or a vinous color. Select a light color from the Color (or Swatches) palette, for example, lilac.
  • Step 4. Select the Pencil tool and draw an outline within the car body following the shape of its boundaries. As some car details that fall into the contour should not be painted (the air pipe, the door-handle, etc) you should outline them with the color selected for the body.
  • Step 5. Select the Keep Color Pencil and draw a closed outline around the car body. The contour should be drawn around the boundaries of the car body and pass all objects that are contiguous to the car body, but the color of which should stay the same (for example, the background, headlights, roof, windows, wheels of the car). The contour must be closed. We will use the same tool to mark the air pipe, the door-handle and other details that fall into the contour of the car body.

      Hint: If you make a selection in the image editor it will be transferred to the plug-in and displayed as the outline made with the Keep Color Pencil. So you will only need to draw the color strokes inside the selection using the Pencil.

    Outline the car with Keep Color Pencil
  • Step 6. Press the button . The result of the colorization will be shown in the After tab.

    Recolored car
  • Step 7. Apply the result of the colorization by pressing the button .

Below are other versions of colorization of the car body.

Car body painted green Car body painted blue
 
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
   — Adding Color To An Old Postcard — Adding Color To An Old Postcard
   — 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
   — Canadian Settlers — Canadian Settlers
   — 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
   — A Portrait of a Geisha — A Portrait of a Geisha
   — Colorize a Bas-Relief — Colorize a Bas-Relief
   — An Old Postcard with a Geisha — An Old Postcard with a Geisha
   — Touching Up a Colorized Photo — Touching Up a Colorized Photo
   — 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
   — Creating a Christmas Postcard — Creating a Christmas Postcard
   — Love Story — Love Story
   — Desktop Wallpaper with a Pet — Desktop Wallpaper with a Pet
   — Portrait of William Gladstone — Portrait of William Gladstone
   — How to Get a Nice Sepia Photo — How to Get a Nice Sepia Photo
   — A Castle in Scotland — A Castle in Scotland
   — How to Achieve a Natural Colorization — How to Achieve a Natural Colorization
   — Christmas Card: B&W to Color — Christmas Card: B&W to Color
   — Movie Star Ayshwarya Ray — Movie Star Ayshwarya Ray
   — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing
   — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing
   — Flower Meadow — Flower Meadow
   — Children's Photo — Children's Photo
   — Medieval Engraving — Medieval Engraving
   — Wedding Album — Wedding Album
   — Full Dress Uniform — Full Dress Uniform
   — A Lovely French Couple — A Lovely French Couple
   — Simple Approach for Coloring Pictures — Simple Approach for Coloring Pictures
   — Multicolor Painting — Multicolor Painting
   — Pop Art Poster — Pop Art Poster

 

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