AKVIS Coloriage is as easy to use as a coloring book. Indicate the desired colors using the Pencil tool and press the Run button ; the program does the rest of the work: it recognizes the object's border and tailors the new color to the original tones.
The Pencil tool which is used to draw color strokes to assign a color to every object can also draw with several colors simultaneously to select more details quickly.
To activate this feature, click on Multicolor Mode in the tool's parameters. Please note that this feature is only available under the Home Deluxe and Business licenses.
We'll take a look at three cases where this feature would be useful:
Coloring a Contrasting Image
In some cases, Multicolor mode can help you avoid the laborious task of selecting several small objects in an image: flowers in a meadow, dots on a dress, stars in the sky, etc. Ideally, the objects should contrast well with the background.
For example let's use a photo of tulips in flower beds:
Click the first plate. The cursor will become a pipette, which will then be used to select the color of the tulips (light gray). Choose any bright color for the next plate - we will use yellow.
In a similar fashion, select the color of the leaves (dark gray), and then in the next plate choose the desired shade of green.
To get a better idea how the chosen colors would affect the result, switch from the Normal Preview mode to the Brightness Preview mode . In this mode the strokes are displayed taking into account the brightness of the original image that helps to see quickly the result, without processing of the entire image.
Press to undo the shades of green and yellow on the image and replace them with other colors.
Proceeding as in step 3, choose darker colors for some parts of the flowers and leaves. Choose mustard as the third color to colorize the lower part of the corolla. The fourth color will add more variety to the shades of the grass. You can slightly increase the amount of bright yellow, by moving the top slider to 90.
Recolor the flower bed with the pencil:
You can choose other color options - for example, in place of the yellow, you could add a dark shade of pink. Areas must be painted anew! This time the tool will take into account the new colors in the Multicolor tab.
First press to return to the black and white image (to see the original gray tones), then select new colors, and paint over the image with the tool again. If this is not done, then the previous colors will be used instead of the new ones.
The tool can be used to paint over some of the areas with the new color:
The more color zones are added, the more attractive the image will appear.
Recoloring a Color Image
Multicolor mode can replace one set of colors with another. This is very useful when working with complex geometric patterns composed of a limited number of colors.
Switch to Brightness Preview mode to see how the changed colors will appear after processing:
If you only want to color part of an image, you can use a special pencil to protect adjacent areas.
So in this case the colors don't "flow" into adjacent areas.
Creating Shade and Color Variations
Artists are able to convey the color and volume of objects with a variety of shades and tones. AKVIS Coloriage has its own tricks to achieve masterful coloring, when one color is not enough.
The dress will be pink, but we want a more interesting look - to play with its various shades. To do this, activate the Multicolor mode and select colors for the plate to apply to the dress.
After the colors for the dress have been set, increase the diameter of the pencil and draw over the dress.