Adding Detail To A Drawing And Then Colorizing It With AKVIS Coloriage

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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Adding Detail and Color a Drawing


The author of this tutorial is K. J. Hartmann.

Often after making an outline or sketch in a hurry, you later want to add color. This can be done on a computer, if you have scanned the image or made it with a graphics editor.

Of course, color can be added with an image editor, but the task can be time-consuming.

As you will see, with AKVIS Coloriage color can be added to an image quite easily:
Black and White Outline Color Drawing

First I drew an outline of a flower

Pencil Sketch
Figure 1

and filled it with different shades of grey, giving it volume.

Image of Flower
Figure 2

Then I clicked the Magic Wand outside of the flower (fig. 3), to highlight the white area.

Figure 3

I used the Gradient Fill tool to fill the area with varying shades of grey in a direction leading outward from the center (fig. 4).

Filling the Background
Figure 4

Then I called AKVIS Coloriage from the menu: Effects -> AKVIS -> Coloriage and painted the drawing, choosing a color with the pipette from the Color Palette and drawing lines along the contours of the object. I also drew a boundary where one color should be separated from another (fig. 5). During processing the program will change the colors of the image, taking into account the brightness of the original image.

    Important: After all parts of the image had been assigned a color, I clicked on the icon to the left of the Control Panel and saved the strokes to a file.

Color Strokes
Figure 5

Now the image can be processed by pressing the button with a triangle . The result is shown in figure 6.

Drawing, Painted with AKVIS Coloriage
Figure 6

Here is another demonstration of AKVIS Coloriage.

I returned to the black and white image of the flower and once again called the AKVIS Coloriage plugin. After pressing the to load saved strokes, the image appears as in figure 5.

Next I went to the color palette to change some colors, and applied the changes with the Magic Tube tool . The repainted strokes are shown in figure 7.

Figure 7

In figure 8 you can see the new result:

Color Drawing
Figure 8
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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