The author of the tutorial is Gordon Sisson. His first article about Coloriage, "Love Story", about restoring the old photo of a beautiful woman, has already been published on our web-site.
Gordon used the plugin version of Coloriage, but you can take the standalone edition and do the same to achieve this result.
Now Mr. Sisson shares his experience. He writes:
"Another interesting task easily accomplished with the help of Coloriage is coloring an ancient (or old) black and white drawing. I often find just the right illustration in my clip art collection or sometimes in an old book. But I want it in color or at least part of it in color.
Blessing: Coloriage is silken smooth as you zoom in and out and traverse the area. The ability to set the size of the brush is marvellous, allowing much more precise marking for a finer result and less touch up.
Start by using the Keep Color Pencil to preserve everything you do not wish to color.
Carefully outline each element with your chosen color being sure there are no unwanted gaps. Where there is no demarcation between tones, you should outline each color as precisely as you can. Also, the original may have lines separating the sleeve from the jacket for example. Cover that line with the Keep Color Pencil and put a line of your chosen color closely beside each side of the line.
Press the button , the AKVIS window closes and the changes are applied to your original graphic. Save your new image immediately."