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© Phillip Whitt 2016

Phillip Whitt, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1949-2_5

5. Colorizing Skin, Hair, and Eyes

Phillip Whitt

(1)Columbus, Georgia, USA

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following:

  • Colorizing various skin tones

  • Colorizing hair

  • Colorizing eyes

I must admit that in the early days of my career as a digital retoucher, I often found it difficult to achieve natural-looking results when colorizing people in black and white photos. It took a little time to develop an eye for what looked right after numerous trial and error attempts. The goal of this chapter is to help you achieve good results while minimizing trial and error.

There are many variations of skin, hair, and eye color. Without some guidance (or knowing the people ...

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