|Your creative bio||
I’m an amateur photographer who has always loved the Art of Photography. I learnt how to restore vintage black and white photographs four years ago as away of preserving our family history for future generations. Two years ago I came across the work of the Russian artist, Olga Shirnina and , I was stunned by her work. I did some research and discovered that it was a very serious and well accepted art form. An art that with the right software could be learnt. With more research I discovered CODIJY
|Your colorization experience||
I purchased CODIJY early this year whilst in Covid lock down here in Australia.
I use both Lightroom and Photoshop, before and after, the colourization of an image in CODIJY. I first import my chosen B/W image into Lightroom to do some preliminary “surgery”. I will dodge and burn, de-noise, take down/bring up shadows. Etc. What ever it takes to get the image where I want it. I will use Photoshop (rather than Lightroom) to remove imperfections such as, dust, spots, noise and unwanted areas of the image. After colourization in CODIJY , I then export the image back into Lightroom. I like to “soften” all my images to take away any hard edges or sharpness in the photo that I find displeasing. Also, it works amazingly on skin tones. It smooths and blends the colours together beautifully. I go to the “Detail section” in Noise Reduction choose the Luminance slider and take it up to where the image is softened to the desired affect. That’s pretty much how I do it