View Full Version : just colored a black and white photo..tell me if its good

8th May 2004, 02:09 PM
i colored my math tutors dog.. tell me fi it looks 100% real :)

8th May 2004, 06:56 PM
heres a little update.. now im finished with it

11th May 2004, 03:02 AM
if it's your first try, well done :)
but as far as overall quality goes, i wouldn't say it's very good
you can see the outline of where you sectioned out the colors of the image, and the colors themselves aren't very realistic
play with the lighting settings of the photo before you go ahead and start coloring, and use a soft brush to gently color in the photo
i wouldn't be using the selection tool at all

11th May 2004, 07:39 AM
I think it's pretty good. Creating color from a lack of color is one of the more challenging things one can do.

I have only a couple of suggestions, and they're light ones. If you're using Photoshop, I'd use the stamp tool to paint out the creases and scratches. Of course, that's provided you don't want the creases and scratches.

Then, and I'm not sure how well it would work, but perhaps find an image of grass that has all the different colors of grass included and then set it as a layer that covers all the grass already in your image, and set the layer properties to Multiply or something the like and then play with the opacity. That might give your grass some life-life color variation.

But kudos for the painting of the fur on the dog. :D Not an easy thing to do.

11th May 2004, 04:37 PM
thnx guys.. i dont really like this pic myself.. the grass just looks so juicy and the dog looks so pale...
anywayz what is that sexy dudein ur avatar baby eater??

11th May 2004, 05:23 PM
that sexy dude is part of my soon-to-be-released URG skinpack. You can check him and four others out here:

I hope to have the sixth done tonight and then its touch-ups and teamskins.

11th May 2004, 06:02 PM
got a new pic done :)
il make a new thread

amaaazing skins.. deffinatly getting them... that juggernaut looks like soemthing out of warhammer... u know warhammer?? a tabletop game with lil plastic minuatures?? ur juggernaut reminds of those..

but u didnt draw the faces on ur own did u?? if u did then ur god because theyr very good

11th May 2004, 06:48 PM
No I cobbled them together from all sorts of different things. A nose here, an eye there, a tooth somewhere else. Mostly from photographs.

And yes, in college I managed to spend about sixty dollars on Warhammer 40k Space Marines before I realized I was too poor to play it. :D

11th May 2004, 07:13 PM
oh well i spend waaaaaaaaaay more... and tons of them arent assembled and unpainted.. i callected like evry army.. never played a single game.. lol what a waste..

somone gotta make some warhammer ut models.. i know space marines were made but we need chaos marines

12th May 2004, 09:08 AM
I never played a single game as well. Boy, are we suckers!