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Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP by Phillip Whitt

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© Phillip Whitt 2016

Phillip Whitt, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1949-2_6

6. Colorizing Portraits and Snapshots

Phillip Whitt

(1)Columbus, Georgia, USA

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following:

  • Colorizing a 1950s portrait (Man)

  • Colorizing a 1950s portrait (Boy)

  • Digitally repairing a faded color portrait

  • Colorizing a snapshot

This chapter is a glimpse into the types of colorization I do the most: old portraits and snapshots. In most cases, the client does not have a color reference photo; the image supplied is often the only known photograph of that person (or persons) or, if color photos do exist, they don’t have ready access to them.

The client will often provide you with the basic color information you’ll need for hair, eyes, ...

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