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  • CarolTheArtist commented on 际夏's instructable How to color a black and white photo3 years ago
    How to color a black and white photo

    The best way i to pick the right color for eyes is to find a color photo with eyes the color that you want. Open that photo up in photoshop and use your 'color picker' that looks kind of like a tiny eyedropper to pick the color of the eye you like on the sample photo. just click on it with the eyedropper/picker. Keep in mind that a typical eye has many many colors, so if you try to make the whole iris that color it will look like something from a horror movie like 'Children of the Damned', haha. This is not as big a deal with very dark eyes, but for light blue eyes it's just a little tricky. Then capture that color, which you'll find in the lower left of your screen, at the bottom of the tool bar. those two boxes have foreground color (upper left) and background color (lower right). dou...

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    The best way i to pick the right color for eyes is to find a color photo with eyes the color that you want. Open that photo up in photoshop and use your 'color picker' that looks kind of like a tiny eyedropper to pick the color of the eye you like on the sample photo. just click on it with the eyedropper/picker. Keep in mind that a typical eye has many many colors, so if you try to make the whole iris that color it will look like something from a horror movie like 'Children of the Damned', haha. This is not as big a deal with very dark eyes, but for light blue eyes it's just a little tricky. Then capture that color, which you'll find in the lower left of your screen, at the bottom of the tool bar. those two boxes have foreground color (upper left) and background color (lower right). double click on the foreground color and a screen will open up showing that color in a color picking diagram/sample. down at the bottom you see the formula for that color. You can either just copy the computer color (see final image, down at the bottom of the screen) with a command C and then paste it into your active document, OR you can simply write down the CMYK numbers for your use on the actual project. Hope this helps.

    Actually, i have color slides that my father took during WW2 in europe - he was a cannoneer and was in England a few months before D-Day, which he then was part of. His slides have maintained more color than i even thought possible considering the years that have passed. we just scanned them this past year and it's pretty amazing. He also took BW while there but the slides are all color.

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