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Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP

Authors: Whitt, Phillip

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  • Teaches powerful techniques that yield impressive results
  • A timely book appealing to those who are embracing GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop
  • Leaves readers with valuable skills in image colorization. Anyone involved in the photograph restoration business will benefit as colorized photographs is a highly requested service. Anyone involved in genealogy can benefit by bringing old family photographs back to life with color
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1949-2
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Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1948-5
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About this book

Obtain techniques for adding color to black and white or monochrome photographic images using GIMP. In this book you'll also learn to create a hand-tinted effect to add an element of antiquity. Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP also teaches techniques that enable you to selectively colorize images, mixing black and white with color. There are also tips to go the opposite way: converting color images into black and white (there's more to it than just removing color).

Written with both beginning and experienced GIMP users in mind, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP shows you how to colorize black and white images to achieve a high degree of realism.

What You'll Learn 

  • Gain a basic overview of the GIMP workspace, tools, color palettes, layers, and layer masks
  • Learn how to make the proper tonal adjustments to black and white images before starting the colorizing process
  • Complete simple colorizing exercises for beginners and progress to more advanced colorizing techniques
  • Colorize skin, teeth, hair, and eyes
  • Create a nostalgic hand-tinted look and selectively colorize (mixing color with black and white) to create interesting images
  • Use textures and patterns to create artistic colorized images
  • Properly convert color images into black and white
  • Colorize black and white portraits, and re-colorize old faded color portraits
Who This Book Is For
GIMP users (but users of other photo editing software packages can benefit as well). It is especially useful for those who edit photographs, restore old photographs, or those who want to apply colorizing techniques for artistic effect.

About the authors

Phillip Whitt is a professional digital retouch and restoration artist, graphic designer, writer, and author. His love for everything related to photography began when he was ten years old. His favorite aunt gave him her old Kodak Brownie camera, and from the joy upon seeing his first developed photographs a new hobby was born. His foray into digital image editing began in the 1990's with the purchase of his first flatbed scanner, which came bundled with a basic image editing program. After fixing a few family photographs, it soon led to a new passion and profession which he continues to enjoy to this day.
Mr. Whitt has digitally edited countless photos, and served a number of professional clients such as photographers, photo labs, and camera outlets over the years. 

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Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1949-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1948-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Phillip Whitt
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1949-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1949-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1948-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 176
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 181 illustrations in colour
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