Color Options for Interior Design: Colorize 3D Image in AKVIS Coloriage
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Color options for the interior design

 

You can colorize this photo 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 to see how it works.

AKVIS Coloriage allows designers to experiment with the color schemes for the interior and exterior design. First you use any program to create an interior design in one color or in black and white, then you use AKVIS Coloriage to set a color for every object and detail.

    Interior design in black and white Colorized image

Below is an interior design in black and white created in 3DS MAX.

    In this tutorial we use the plugin version, but you can take the standalone program and do the same. You will need to open the original image each time, to get the results with various color range.
  • Step 1. Open the image in your photo editor, for example, in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Black and white interior design
  • Step 2. Call the plug-in AKVIS Coloriage by selecting the command Filter – AKVIS – Coloriage in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Step 3. First we will render the interior in beige. Draw a contour within the objects using different hues of beige and the colors that harmonize with it:
    • select brown for the plinth and the floor;
    • paint the walls in beige and the ceiling in a light beige;
    • select white for the radiator, the window-frame and the columns;
    • select milk-white for the buffet (do not forget to outline the windows in the buffet);
    • select a greenish tone for the glass shelves and windows of the buffet;
    • choose some light hue of the tree color for the table and the chairs, and a darker tone for the lunch counter.
    Select a color for every object and draw an outline within it
  • Step 4. Press the button and see the colorization result in the After tab.
    Colorized photo
  • Step 5. Save the drawn strokes in a file. For this purpose press the button and save the file, for example, under the name Interior-beige.
  • Step 6. Press the button . The plugin window of AKVIS Coloriage will close and you will see your black and white photo colorized in the chosen colors. Save the photo in a file.
  • Step 7. Go one step back in the History palette to the original black and white photo and call AKVIS Coloriage again.
  • Step 8. Open the file with the saved strokes by pressing the button and by selecting the file Interior-beige.strokes from the list.
    Open the file with the strokes
  • Step 9. Change the color of the walls and of the floor. To change the color of the walls, select the bright yellow-orange from the palette, activate the Magic tube tool and left-click on any stroke on the wall.

    As a result, all strokes of this color will change to yellow-orange. Change the color of the floor and the plinth to a more saturated brown that will harmonize with the bright color of the walls.

    Change the color of the strokes for the floor and the walls
  • Step 10. Press the button and see the new color range in the After tab.
  • Step 11. Apply the result by pressing the button . Save the new version of the interior color range in a new file.
    Change the color of the walls and the floor
  • Step 12. Go one step back in the History palette to the original black and white photo and call AKVIS Coloriage again.
  • Step 13. Press the button in the plugin window and select the file Interior-beige.strokes from the list.
    Open the file with the strokes
  • Step 14. This time we will do the following:
    • Use the Magic tube tool to change the color of the beige walls to light-green,
    • We will paint the ceiling in white;
    • Change the color of the furniture.
    Change the color of the strokes
  • Step 15. Press the button and see the third version of the interior design in the After tab.
    New color range
  • Step 16. Apply the colorization result by pressing the button .

Compare the colorized photos and choose the color range for your interior design that you like.

 
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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