Monday, February 24, 2014

lynda.com Colorization Course Released

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I'm happy to announce the release of my latest lynda.com title, Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop. Colorizing black & white photographs has become quite popular, particularly old family photos, as well as historical imagery. In this course, I describe an interactive and non-destructive workflow for the colorizing process. From the course page:

Want to bring old black-and-white photos into the present? Learn how to determine the color in old family or historic photos and accurately paint the color back in. John Derry shows you various methods in Adobe Photoshop to bring the photo back to life with color, using isolated selections, adjustment layers, and his free set of actions, which automate some of the colorization process for you. Plus, John's interactive, nondestructive workflow allows you to come back days or years later and make new adjustments to the image.
Topics include:
• Importing John's colorization workspace and actions

• Understanding resolution

• Maximizing dynamic range

• Using layers to manage color

• Applying fine-tuned adjustments

• Using the Brush and Pen tools to separate color regions

• Tweaking color with Hue/Saturation

• Using noise to add complexity

• Applying global tonal adjustments and color correction

I hope you'll check out this course!