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2012-10-25 03:51:54 PM  
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2012-10-26 08:28:33 AM  
2 votes:
Here are a few I did for Fark Photoshop contests.

i.imgur.comView Full Size

i1251.photobucket.comView Full Size

images58.fotki.comView Full Size

i1251.photobucket.comView Full Size

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The actual images and file sizes here are ginormous and they took me around 12 to 15 hours a piece.

I don't know the actual sizes the artist in this article deals with on a normal basis but regardless, she has to be pretty good at what she does if she can do some of them within 40 minutes even on the smaller ones. 

I could be wrong though because I have never attempted to colorize smaller images.
2012-10-25 07:21:10 PM  
2 votes:
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Abe had a cardiac crease.

2012-10-26 07:00:57 PM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: How do you do it? Is it software that figures stuff out or do you have to painstakingly go around and colour things in a pixel at a time? Or something in between.

I make layers.

I use a the quick selection tool to select objects and then I make then into layers. Some times I use the polygonal lasso tool and lasso objects. After I have lassoed them and made them into a rough basic layer I use the eraser tool to cut them out. I erase everything that is not the object that I am trying to contain. Everything else will get its own layer later on. Those images above have anywhere from 80 to 140 layers a piece. After I have made a layer, I use the Image adjustments. I never paint or draw. There is NO brushing, painting, coloring, smudging, smearing, drawing, as ALL of those things ruin the integrity of the black and white image.

I tint. I use the channel mixer, the color balance, the hue and saturation, and some vibrance along with an occasional dodge tool in Photoshop.

There is no magic to it. It is painstaking but in a good way. I love it. It's like a journey. Very fun to do.
2012-10-25 09:43:39 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-25 09:08:56 PM  
1 vote:

qlenfg: Wow. Photoshop contestants got nuthin' on them.

2012-10-25 05:44:59 PM  
1 vote:

vartian: [timethemoment.files.wordpress.com image 417x489]

This one feels weirdly modern, like Abe just updated his Facebook profile with an Instagram shot.

That one is spectacular. I've done a few colorized photos for my family - thanks to mad photoshop skills I learned on Fark. I can tell someone spent a lot of time on this one and a lot of CTRL-Zs were performed.
2012-10-25 04:34:15 PM  
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timethemoment.files.wordpress.comView Full Size

This one feels weirdly modern, like Abe just updated his Facebook profile with an Instagram shot.
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