Photo packs have come a long way in the past decade, especially those that are targeted toward outdoor and adventure photographers. Alaska-based adventure photographer Dan Bailey takes a closer look...
I always wanted to hand color photos but decided it was too much of a headache
because my fine motor skills aren't so wonderful and I hate getting my hands
dirty. Apparently, I was "born to program." Adobe PhotoShop, however, enables
even the klutziest to hand color.
Here are the steps:
Load picture off PhotoCD
In PhotoShop 3.0, use the "Desaturate" command to remove all the color. In
PhotoShop 2.5.1, convert the image to greyscale mode and then back to RGB. Either
way, you now have a B&W image in a file that can take color.
Pull down Make Snapshot.
Double click on the Rubberstamp icon and choose "From Saved" and then pick a
nice wide brush. Drag the mouse to restore color from the original image to any
part of the current B&W image.
Double click on the Rubberstamp icon again and choose "From Snapshot". Now
choose a fine brush and go over any boo-boo areas where you restored color
inadvertently. (You are restoring the image from the snapshot you made of the
Print to Fujix 3000 photographic quality printer and sell as one of those "I
spent 8 hours hand coloring this" art prints.
After (I burned
the sky in a bit also and reduced the color saturation slightly.)