Obtain techniques for adding color to black and white or monochrome photographic images using GIMP. In this book you'll also learn to create a hand-tinted effect to add an element of antiquity. Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP also teaches techniques that enable you to selectively colorize images, mixing black and white with color. There are also tips to go the opposite way: converting color images into black and white (there's more to it than just removing color).
Written with both beginning and experienced GIMP users in mind, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP shows you how to colorize black and white images to achieve a high degree of realism.
What You'll Learn
Gain a basic overview of the GIMP workspace, tools, color palettes, layers, and layer masks
Learn how to make the proper tonal adjustments to black and white images before starting the colorizing process
Complete simple colorizing exercises for beginners and progress to more advanced colorizing techniques
Colorize skin, teeth, hair, and eyes
Create a nostalgic hand-tinted look and selectively colorize (mixing color with black and white) to create interesting images
Use textures and patterns to create artistic colorized images
Properly convert color images into black and white
Colorize black and white portraits, and re-colorize old faded color portraits
Who This Book Is For
GIMP users (but users of other photo editing software packages can benefit as well). It is especially useful for those who edit photographs, restore old photographs, or those who want to apply colorizing techniques for artistic effect.
Phillip Whitt is a professional digital retouch and restoration artist, graphic designer, writer, and author. His love for everything related to photography began when he was ten years old. His favorite aunt gave him her old Kodak Brownie camera, and from the joy upon seeing his first developed photographs a new hobby was born. His foray into digital image editing began in the 1990's with the purchase of his first flatbed scanner, which came bundled with a basic image editing program. After fixing a few family photographs, it soon led to a new passion and profession which he continues to enjoy to this day.
Mr. Whitt has digitally edited countless photos, and served a number of professional clients such as photographers, photo labs, and camera outlets over the years.