Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.

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Challenge #1 Colorizing a Photo

So this week, I chose to colorize a photo. I used a black & white image of my Mom when she was in 8th grade, I believe. She’s gorgeous! You can read some of her writings & thoughts here.

I used this tutorial.

Overall, I’m pretty pleased. I’m not very good at masking, but I got better as I went along. The colors aren’t particularly subtle, but I love the look of colorized photos.

Here’s before:

Black & White Before

And this is after:

Colorizing After

It’s good to know how to do this for future reference. It was a challenge too, which was nice.

For details of this challenge, click here.

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Challenge #1 Vintage Photo Effect

I found a site that has some great photoshop tutorials & I will probably be drawing heavily from these tutorials for my Photoshop effects.

I love the 60s/70s look of retro & vintage photos, so I was excited to see a super easy tutorial for achieving this effect. I followed the instructions pretty much exactly though I added a bit more noise than was suggested.

Overall, I really like it. I will probably look for some other tuturials that do a similar thing, but I love this one for how easy it is!

Here are my before and afters!

Zane – Vintage Photo Effect 1 – Before

Zane - Vintage Photo Effect 1 - After

Zane - Vintage Photo Effect 2 - Before

Zane - Vintage Photo Effect 2 - After

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