Photoshop Tutorial: Add Ultra Realistic Colors to Any Gray-Scale Photo

In this tutorial we will be exploring one of many ways to colorize a photo…
The source used is the following pictures of a police officer: – which is completely in gray-scale. You’ll be shown all the steps necessary to give his outfit nice realistic colors. End result:
Add Ultra Realistic Colors to Any Gray-Scale Photo Final Image
avatar Chalty669

Adobe Photoshop CS5

1. This is the source image I started with. As you can tell there is a lot of noise in the picture. The first thing I did was download Topaz denoise (demo) and got rid of some of the noise. This was my first time using Topaz and I would highly recommend trying it.

2. Most of the things I could guess which color I wanted to use for each item. For the policeman I really didn’t know. I kinda guessed it would be blue, but wanted it to be accurate. I just did a quick look for Seattle police and found this image, I didn’t use any part of it, just glanced at the colors.

3. I made a new layer and set the layer blend mode to color. I then chose a color which I thought would depict the uniform best. With 100% brush I painted in the shirt( making sure not to overlap the darker areas on the suit).

4. The problem with colorizing something like this is that nothing is really all just one color. When you get to shadows and highlights the tone and hue changes. I think this is where you can usually spot something thats been colored. If you look at the shadows they are over saturated now.

5. What we want to do now is make a new layer. Hold down the alt/option key and hover between the two layers. There should be a new icon appear (which looks like two circles overlapping). Now press your mouse key. This will create an arrow which points to the lower level. What this means is that everything done in this layer will now only be visible where there are thing in the lower layer (kinda like it’s own mask). In the top layer you want to choose a color which is similar to the original color for the shirt but is darker and has less saturation. With a low opacity brush paint the shadows until you get rid of most of the over saturated areas.

6. Again your going to follow step 5 but this time your going to paint the face.

7. Make a new layer for each set of colors, or you can do everything on the same color layer. I like to have them as separate layers incase I want to make adjustments later. Keep in mind that even if something is black or white in the photo, it most likely will have to be colored as well. Whites usually have a slight blue tent to them and black sometimes has a purplish tint to it.

8. At this time I created a new transparent layer set to soft light. To add depth and color to the image I sampled nearby colors and with a soft low opacity brush painted in some of the highlights and some of the shadows.

9. To add some warmth to the photo I added another new layer set to color and filled it with a tannish color. I then reduced the opacity of the layer to around 20%. You can decide to use more or less opacity to your preference.

10. On a new layer set to multiply I painted some of the shadows by sampling nearby colors. I used a really soft brush with a really low opacity.

11. This is one of may favorite things to do (it helps add pop and depth to the image). I create two new layers, one set to color burn and filled with white. The other set to color dodge and filled with black. With a 5% opacity soft brush you will paint shadows and highlights on the image. On the color burn layer you will use black and on the color dodge you will use white. For a more dramatic affect you can use color on these layers. ( I use this technique on almost everything I do which involves an image).

12. This next step is a big one. Create a new selective color adjustment layer. I adjust each individual color separately. If you can’t tell which colors are being adjusted you can just slide the black bar all the way to the left and all the way to the right. You will be able to see which areas are affected by doing this. Then just adjust each color within that area for you style. Since it’s an adjustment layer you can easily change things later.

Final Result

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Photoshop Tutorial: Create an Armored Fantasy Dragon from a Jewelry Box Image

This tutorial shows the step by step process to turn a normal photo into a spectacular image, just by using creativity and some technical knowledge.

You’ll learn how to transform a photo of a jewelry box into a fantasy image of an armored dragon. Some basic photoshop knowledge is required to follow this tutorial.

I’ve used photoshop CS5 to create this image.

The only source used was the image « Jewelry Box » provided by pxleyes. End result:
Create an Armored Fantasy Dragon from a Jewelry Box Image Final Image
avatar Zakfuego
Adobe Photoshop CS5

1. Create a New Document= 1200 * 1200 Px

2. In the image you can see the parts we will use to make our creation.

You can download the high resolution version of this image HERE.

1. Cut out 1 pearl from the source image, this pearl will be the base to make the complete dragon texture.

2. Duplicate the pearl layer 5 times and merge them.

3. You will have a line of pearls now. Duplicate it 3 times and merge them.

4. Take the new layer and duplicate it again and merge to obtain the base that you can see in the image number 4.

5. Apply WARP to the figure to make it semi curve.

6. Duplicate the new layer and merge again. Now you have the dragon’s base.

Take the base and save a copy for future uses.

1. Now, it’s time to make the dragon body. Take the base and duplicate it, rotate the new layer to begin with the dragon’s neck.

2. Duplicate again the base and follow a curve shape.

3. Repeat the steps 1 and 2 until you finish with the neck.

4. Again take the base and make the dragon’s body. Use WARP each time is needed to adjust the forms.

5. To make the tail you can use the neck and body layers, duplicate and merge. Take the new layer and use it like base to make the tail.

6. Merge all the layers you have until now, and with WARP adjust the form.

1. With your favorite selection tool make a cut in the dragon’s body. When you have the selection done press CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste it in a new layer.

2. With WARP give a basic head form to the new layer.

3. Duplicate the layer and scale it (small) to complete the dragon’s head.

4, 5 and 6. Cut out a neck part in a new layer. duplicate it 3 times and now you have the arms and legs, put them in the correct place and position.

1. Take the layer « pearl base » that was made in the step 2 in this tutorial, duplicate it.

2. Use the new pearl base layer to make the wings, apply WARP to enlarge it and duplicate it.

3. Apply WARP to give the big wings base like you can see in the figure number 3.

4, 5 and 6. With this large figure you must fill all the wing. Duplicate it the times you need to complete the wing. (see images 4, 5 and 6)

1. Cut out the dragon tail and adjust its form with WARP.

2. Cut out a pearl from the source image to make the eye.

3. Cut out a little piece of the jewelry box (See step 1 to guide). This piece will be the armor base.

4. Duplicate the layer 8 times and place the layers following the neck figure.

5. Cut out anothe jewelry box piece (See step 1 to guide). This piece will be the base to make the dragon’s claws.

6 and 7. Make all the claws and place them.

8. Cut out a flower from the jewelry box (See step 1 to guide). And use it to cover the hands and feet to the dragon.

1. Take the armor base, apply WARP to make the figure you can see in this step image.

Use this new piece to make the helmet. You must duplicate it 5 times in total fot this step.

2. Select the wing, duplicate it to make the second wing.

3. To make the fangs; take a claw, change its size (do it smaller) and duplicate it sometimes (20 times). place the fangs below the head layer.

1. Again with WARP transform the armor base into a large figure. This new figure will be the base to the wing’s armor and the body armor.

2. Take again the « Pearl base » you did in the step 2 in this tutorial. With WARP give the form that you see in the image. And apply a color change.

Image – Adjust – Color Balance

with the values:

Lighting= Cyan +14 / Magenta +6 / Yellow -25

Duplicate this layer, invert and merge the 2 layers. Put this image below the dragon to make a kind of floor.

3. Select the dragon’s body and the wing main lines and apply:

Image – Adjust – Color Balance

with the values:

Mid Tones= Cyan 0 / Magenta +40 / Yellow 0

This will give green color to the dragon.

4. Select the wing texture and apply:

Image – Adjust – Color Balance

with the values:

Mid Tones= Cyan -10 / Magenta +35 / Yellow 0

Shadows = Cyan -10 / Magenta 0 / Yellow +40

This will give another kind of green to the wings.

1. Cut out a part of the jewelry box image to use it like background (See step 1 to guide).
Make the image big to cover all the canvas, and apply GAUSSIAN BLUR with a value of 5,0 to give depth.

2. With the BURN Tool, apply shadows in the dragon’s body.

1. With the BURN Tool add shadows to the wing.

2. With the DODGE Tool add lightings to all the image, dragon body, wings, armor and floor.

1. With the BURN Tool add shadows to the armor.

2. Duplicate the dragon body layer. Take the new layer and go to

Image – Adjust – Hue/Saturation

Low its luminosity to 0


Low its opacity to 70%

This layer will be the dragon shadow in the floor.

1. Add more strong shadows to the dragon body to make the image more strong.

2. Merge all the layers in the document. go to:

Image – Adjust – Brightness/Constrast

and raise the contrast +20

The image is finished.

I hope you like the tutorial, good luck!!!!!!!

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Photoshop Tutorial: Turn a Picture of Your Face into a Glamorous Digital Painting

This tutorial will provide several techniques on how to transform an ordinary portrait into a digital painting style one, like softening the hair, basic make up and lightning/darkening of the face. To accomplish all the steps present here you don’t need to have any knowledge about drawing or painting over sketch.

I’ve worked with photoshop CS4 during the whole process.
Download the image I’ve used here.

Thanks to TwiggXStock on DeviantArt for giving permission to use this stock photo.
End result:
Turn a Picture of Your Face into a Glamorous Digital Painting Final Image
avatar Akassa
Adobe Photoshop CS5

To start softening the hair you need to have in mind:

- How to use the smudge tool properly (this includes changing shape, hardness and strength and adequate them to the piece you’re working on);
- To delimit parts of the hair that invisibly form a line shape (pieces of the hair);
- Smudging pieces at a time, not all at once;

If you’re not so good with those, it’s not a big deal, just keep reading. If by other side you’re completely new to the matter, it may be a little difficult for you.

So to star0, download a stock with a pretty good amount of hair that hasn’t been manipulated yet. I’ve chosen this one from TwiggXstock:

To make it clear about what i mean with hair’s pieces check the image below. I’ll give various examples, which will help a lot when we’ll be smudging these same pieces.

Don’t forget, they’re not exactly precise, feel free to adjust the limits to your own preference.

Having in mind the second piece i indicated on the last step, select the smudge tool with diameter around 40-45, hardness 70% and strength at 35%.

Then apply slowly and only once (don’t rush, the effect will be differently!) in a direction of right-> left, which is the same direction that the « hair goes ».

Just so you can see the difference between slow (not extremely slow tho) and fast smudging, i’ll place an image. In the early steps it may not be really noticeable but along the process and specially at the end the result is totally different.

Move on to the next hair pieces and apply the same process… Don’t forget to vary the diameter, strength and hardness, for example if the piece is more tight the diameter should be smaller, if the piece doesn’t have a lot of details lower the strength and so on.

For the second piece of hair to be smudged, the first with a stroke on red on the step2, I’ve used:
Diameter: 41
Hardness: 30%
Strength: 50%

Using the technique mentioned, visually limit pieces and start smudging.

Some tips:
- Avoid going out the head’s border, when the piece ends between the head and the background’s edge;
- Always follow the hair’s’ direction, if it’s going right-down don’t smudge it right-up;
- Try to always apply the same amount of smudge, if you press 1-2 times in one piece don’t go on 3 or 4 times on the next one.
- Don’t smudge more than one piece at once, you may get confused and lose the natural shapes.

To help you out in some situations you may want to sue the Clone Stamp Tool (S). For example see the image below, while I’ve smudged that part the black totally overcame the hair and it looks really strange… so using the clone i placed the hairs back there so it looks natural once again. Create a new layer before you start cloning, this way you sure you don’t « mess up » in the picture’s layer.

Using the Eraser Tool (E) may help too, if you clone too much just clean the parts you don’t wish to see.

For this matter if used a really small clone, sized 12, and i cloned the thin hair slice and gave it a continuation as you can see int he image.

A little help for the left side of the image… to give more hints where to smudge:

In here you should apply smudge more than once in some hair pieces, like the really long ones since the shape will probably look weird once smudge, so you should « re-do » it to define a shape again.

This is what i have so far… basically made all the large pieces until now. The evidences are becoming more clear now.

Now, the black hair is remaining, they’re too sharp. The roots aren’t that much smudged either, so we should focus on these two areas now.

Using smudge with a diameter around 25, 0 hardness and 35 strength , start gently smudging the black hairs (bottom). Avoid messing up with the skin. On the end of each piece you may want to do the same technique you did on step 8, « re-do » the shapes.

I tried to always remove the sharp feeling on the thin hairs, some parts are extremely hard due to the collision of direction and the skin.

You may prefer using Blur Tool in some parts (edges), if you do so use a really small amount of it.

Now the roots and the beginning of each piece – same technique as the previous step, small diameter (around 15 now), 0 hardness… try to give them a really defined shape.

To do not drag the skin you can smudge from up.-down where the hairs meets the skin.

After doing this apply a really small amount of blur with the Blur Tool at the skin around the roots.

This is what we have so far… as you can see there’s a lot of really sharp zones and we don’t want that.

So to start, we’ll re-do all the process on the smudged areas, to give it a more soft touch, focus on creating pieces. Once we finish this we’ll smudge a bit the truly sharpen areas.

The red rectangles indicate the intensely sharpen areas.

Once you smudge all the smudged areas, you should notice a lot the difference between no smudge and your current layer. The pieces will be really defined and the soft touch is notable.

Now let’s get rid of the hairs off the edge of the head, using the Clone Stamp Tool, clone the background around the head and cover all the messy hairs. Do this in a new layer, use the mode « Current layer » to copy, you’ll need to click on the place you wish to clone on the main image then move tot he new layer to paste.

Tip: The really thin hairs will vanish if you apply the Blur Tool at 100% strength.

State the difference:

Once you’re done with the hairs on the background we need to get rid of the messy hairs on her skin too, this is harder, specially if you can’t draw or paint. For example on the left arm you would need to re-paint all her skin to do not look fake.

Possible solution: I did this, since her hair is really long and has a lot of volume, copy the darken part and enlarge it, occupying all her arm.

How to do it: Use the Pen Tool (P) with the Paths option enabled and limit the zone in red. Then with the layer selected click CTRL+C and then CTRL+V you should have a new hair with the zone you’ve just selected. Now click CTRL+T to transform the hair and adjust it to the zone we pretend.

I’ve decided to crop the image now, that much hair and background won’t add anything to it.

I cropped it by the red strokes (Crop Tool – C).

Using the Quick Mask Mode, select the below areas and then go Select -> Inverse. Then Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (around 5-6 radius).

Let’s add a little make up to her face.

Start by the eyes. Using the burn and dodge tools: Use the burn tool at 12% strength, 15 diameter on Shadows mode and burn gently the dark line around the exterior of the eye. Then using the dodge with the same diameter and strength, apply on the light part on the eye, first apply on Midtones mode then on Highlights.

The red indicates you should use the burn tool and the purple indicates you should use the dodge tool.

Now add a little make up no her eyes, select one of the light blues on her hair with the Eyedropper Tool (I) and draw it with the Brush Tool (B), then select the mode Soft Light at the opacity of 25%.

Do the same for her lips, with a medium red, watch out the edges, you want want to use a soft eraser at them. I used a soft smudge on the lips to remove the « dry skins ». Also soft mode and at 90% opacity. Make both of them in separated layers.
You can add soft white beams of light, there’s some already, just increase them either with dodge/burn or with black/white brushes on soft light mode.

I’ve also darkened her eyebrows a bit with the Burn Tool on shadows mode and 15 strength.

Now let’s add some dynamics to her face, first of all increase the shadows on the neck and the bone at left and the top of the forehead:
- Make a new layer and brush the zones with a true black color;
- Add Gaussian blur to them, not a lot tho, around 15 radius;
- Change the layer’s mode to Soft Light.

Also add a little black brush on the same conditions to the cheek line, to give it more depth.

Do the same process for the lights… Use a true white brush now and start painting lines in a new layer. The brush’s sizes should change depending on the zone’s dimension. Don’t forget to add Gaussian blur before you reduce the opacity and change the blending mode to Soft Light.

- I decided to slight increase her lips using the Liquify Tool > Forward Warp Tool;

- Then i used the Quick Mask Tool and select the background. Added a adjustment layer to it (Vibrance) – Saturation: -71 Vibrance: -2.

- With the same selection (Select > Reselect). I painted it all black in a new layer then changed the blending mode to Soft Light with the opacity of 100%.

- Using the same technique add light lines in her hair tot he brightest zones;

- Add an adjustment Curves layer (values below) – with the eraser clean the face and the highlight beams on the hair;

- Add an adjustment Color Balance layer (values below);

Merge everything you have visible, then duplicate that layer. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass, 60 radius. Set it to Soft Light and 50% opacity.

I’m sure you can notice a lot of differences!

As a final result you should get something similar:

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