Colorization - Photoshop Contest [26 entries]

cop Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

The goal of this contest is very simple: take any gray-scale photo and give it more colors! If you don't have a gray-scale photo, take a color photo and turn it into gray-scale first... then give it completely different colors.

You can also use an old black and white photo that was made before color photography was invented, and then colorize it as realistic as possible. ( Example tutorial: Colorize a vintage photo )

Realism is not necessary however, you can also give unusual colors and color combinations to your photo... Combinations that do not exist in real life.
Don't forget to post the originals in your source list, or in your SBS guide. Drawings are not allowed. Your photo must be fully colorized, no gray-scales can be visible in your work.

Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

jadedink: can we merge more than one black and white image together for the final result (after colorizing) or does it have to be ONE image only? ( 5 years and 2541 days ago )
Contest Moderator: it's allowed jadedink, as long as you mention all the original images seperately. ( 5 years and 2541 days ago )
DanLundberg: I assume 'any' means that using copyrighted gray-scale photos is acceptable. ( 5 years and 2541 days ago )
Contest Moderator: No Dan, normal copyright rules will apply. ( 5 years and 2541 days ago )
k5683: seems some people don't get how to do this contest correctly. I give kudos to the ones who have painted the color manually back into the photo ( 5 years and 2537 days ago )
Widiar: I thought making custom brushes from external sources is perfectly ok, as well as using external textures - was I wrong about that? ( 5 years and 2536 days ago )
k5683: I am definitely going to vote according to the SBS on these ( 5 years and 2535 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Submission time is closed, any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT October 22 will be removed. ( 5 years and 2533 days ago )

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cop - created by Chalty669

Favs: 4SBS: 12Hi-resRank: 1/26Score: 63.6% (35)10999 views

sbs coming soon (5 years and 2534 days ago)

1 Source:

Old Man - created by WYSIWYG

Old Man
Favs: 4SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 2/26Score: 62.3% (30)50573 views

(5 years and 2537 days ago)

1 Source:

al muro - created by nanaris

al muro
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/26Score: 61.7% (25)13980 views

(5 years and 2536 days ago)

1 Source:

Harlequin - created by jadedink

Favs: 6SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/26Score: 61.2% (20)30272 views

(5 years and 2535 days ago)

1 Source:

Play time... - created by hereisanoop

Play time...
Favs: 9SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 5/26Score: 61% (15)10593 views

(5 years and 2535 days ago)

1 Source: