Color Correction of a Portrait in AKVIS Coloriage

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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Color correction


This color correction tutorial has been created by S.I Serikov.

The girl on the photo has red hair and gray eyes, while in reality she is blond and blue-eyed.

We will correct it using the AKVIS Coloriage plug-in.

On the left is the original portrait; on the right is the corrected photo.
The girl's portrait before color correction The girl's portrait after color correction
Original photo (with the distorted colors) Corrected photo (with the colors like in reality)


  • Step 1. Open the original portrait in your photo editing software.
  • Step 2. Call the AKVIS Coloriage plug-in.
  • Step 3. Let’s draw an outline inside the eyes to get rid of the "red eye" effect. First outline the eyes with the Keep Color Pencil (arrow 1). Then use the Pencil tool to draw an outline within the eyes with the chosen color (arrow 2). To keep the black of the pupil we put points inside it with a gray color using the Pencil tool (arrow 3).
    Draw strokes inside the eyes to get rid of the red eye effect
    Note: We advise you to save the strokes in a file so that you could load them later and change the color of the eyes without spending time on drawing strokes. For this purpose press the button .
  • Step 4. Start the colorization process by pressing the button and have a look at the result. If the color of the eyes does not satisfy you, you can go to the Before tab and choose a better color (use the Tube tool to change the color). You can select a bright color if you like; it depends on the result you want to get.
    yellow eyes bright blue eyes green eyes

    You can use AKVIS Coloriage to get rid of the "red eye" effect. On the left is an image with the red eye effect, in the middle and on the right are the corrected photos.

    red eye effect red eye effect removal red eye effect removal
  • Step 5. Now we will correct the color of the hair. First, we outline the hair with the Keep Color Pencil (arrow 1). Then we use the Pencil tool to draw a closed outline with the chosen color within the hair (arrow 2). If you want to have a smooth color transition, you should draw the line far from the "keep-color" outline (arrow 3); if you want a sharper color transition you should draw the line close to the "keep-color" outline (arrow 4). Fill in the empty areas of the "keep-color" outline with color strokes (arrow 5). Outline the crown on the head of the girl with the Keep Color Penciland draw lines on the hair with the Pencil tool (arrow 6).
    Apply strokes to correct the color of the hair
  • Step 6. Start the colorization process by pressing the button .

    You can change the color of the hair if you want. You can select a color for hair from the special palette Color Library - People - Hair. Those who have seen a fairy say that fairies have green, blue or violet hair - see the examples below.

    green hair blue hair violet hair
  • Step 7. Apply the result that you liked to your photo by pressing the button .
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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