7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2006 1:13 PM by Newsgroup_User

    colorized pictures?

    nathans77
      I have been looking for the term for what is done to a picture. I saw it at glamour shots and it is "Colorized Photos". Where they take a B&W photo and do something to make a certain object in the photo color. Is there something like that for Fireworks 8?

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: colorized pictures?
          Level 7
          Here is one way:

          Open the image in Fireworks, select the area you want to colorize with
          either the Lasso Tool or Polygon lasso tool.
          Go to Filters > Adjust Color > Hue/Saturation make sure the Colorize
          checkbox is checked and play with the sliders to your hearts content.

          alex

          Nathan1977 wrote:
          > I have been looking for the term for what is done to a picture. I saw it at
          > glamour shots and it is "Colorized Photos". Where they take a B&W photo and do
          > something to make a certain object in the photo color. Is there something like
          > that for Fireworks 8?
          >
          > Thanks
          >
          • 2. Re: colorized pictures?
            llamaparsnip Level 1
            You could also convert your marquee to a path (if you have FW8), give your path a colour and then apply a blend mode to it. This is a non destructive change (you would not be changing pixels permanently, and could revisit your iomage to change the colour/blend mode at a later date).

            Or you could draw the path manually using the pen tool and then change the blend mode.
            • 3. Re: colorized pictures?
              Level 7
              On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 21:04:34 +0400, Nathan1977
              <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

              > I have been looking for the term for what is done to a picture. I saw
              > it at
              > glamour shots and it is "Colorized Photos". Where they take a B&W photo
              > and do
              > something to make a certain object in the photo color. Is there
              > something like
              > that for Fireworks 8?

              I guess the do the opposite: take the color photo and make a part of it
              back and white. So you should follow the advices provided by the others,
              but with inverted selection or stuff.

              Also, you may use the paintbrush to manipulate the saturation selectively.
              Choose the "Brush" tool in "Bitmap" section and set it's mode to
              "Saturation", then start painting over the original with some color. If
              you paint with white, black or grey, it will desaturate to greyscale
              image. If you paint with, say, full red or full blue, it will increase the
              saturation.

              --
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              • 4. Re: colorized pictures?
                Level 7
                Hi Nathan:

                The traditional print technique was called hand-coloring, where pigments
                were applied to a true black and white photographic print. The colors
                are translucent, so the detail still shows through.

                You can achieve similar results using Fireworks or Photoshop (and other
                paint programs, too, I am sure)

                If you have any specific questions, let me know and I'll be happy to
                answer them here.

                I have some detailed, illustrated tutorials on a few different photo and
                coloring techniques on CommunityMX that can be used in either Fireworks
                or Photoshop.


                A Fireworks Quickie - Using Hue/Saturation Live Filters to Colorize an
                Image (Free)
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=92EAF

                Color (Part of) My World
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=FC4BA

                Hand Coloring and Tinting a Photo in Photoshop
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=5918C

                Hand Coloring and Tinting a Photo in Fireworks MX
                (same techniques apply for MX 04 and FW8)
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=88348

                I also have a series on photo effects using Fireworks:

                Photographic Effects with Fireworks: Part 1 - Mimicking the Orton Effect
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=C21B5

                Photographic Effects with Fireworks: Part 2 - Multiple Exposures
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=98ACF

                Photographic Effects with Fireworks: Part 3 - Soft Focus Technique
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=438DB

                HTH


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                Nathan1977 wrote:
                > I have been looking for the term for what is done to a picture. I saw it at
                > glamour shots and it is "Colorized Photos". Where they take a B&W photo and do
                > something to make a certain object in the photo color. Is there something like
                > that for Fireworks 8?
                >
                > Thanks
                >
                • 5. Re: colorized pictures?
                  Level 7
                  On 02 Aug 2006 in macromedia.fireworks, Nathan1977 wrote:

                  > I have been looking for the term for what is done to a picture. I
                  > saw it at glamour shots and it is "Colorized Photos". Where they
                  > take a B&W photo and do something to make a certain object in the
                  > photo color. Is there something like that for Fireworks 8?

                  This may be of interest. It's not FW-specific, but you should be able to
                  glean general principles:

                  http://gimpguru.org/Tutorials/SelectiveColorization/

                  There are a bunch of other interesting tutorials there, too.

                  --
                  Joe Makowiec
                  http://makowiec.net/
                  Email: http://makowiec.net/email.php
                  • 6. Re: colorized pictures?
                    Level 7
                    I think it's easier starting with a color photo and converting to greyscale
                    those portions you don't want to remain in color. I did this one in
                    Fireworks using a tutorial in Linda's Photo Magic:
                    http://www.lesmatthews.com/misc/Nic00361.jpg

                    "Nathan1977" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:eaqlv2$gg9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    >I have been looking for the term for what is done to a picture. I saw it
                    >at
                    > glamour shots and it is "Colorized Photos". Where they take a B&W photo
                    > and do
                    > something to make a certain object in the photo color. Is there something
                    > like
                    > that for Fireworks 8?
                    >
                    > Thanks
                    >


                    • 7. Re: colorized pictures?
                      Level 7
                      Les Matthews wrote:
                      > I think it's easier starting with a color photo and converting to greyscale
                      > those portions you don't want to remain in color. I did this one in
                      > Fireworks using a tutorial in Linda's Photo Magic:
                      > http://www.lesmatthews.com/misc/Nic00361.jpg

                      Nicely done, Les. Beautiful baby!

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