Lady Esther Ralston - created by langstrum


Lady Esther Ralston
Favs: 3SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 3/20Score: 58.2% (25)14329 views

That's so interesting to do the colorization, it's like giving the second life to an old photo.
Thanks to inspyretash-stock for the great vintage portrait, lady Esther Ralston looks gorgeous.
I want to give her a quite modern looking with highlighted hair and some make-ups.
Basically what I've done is exactly the same as this tutorial: http://www.planetphotoshop.com/colorizing-a-grayscale-image.html
The only difference is I used one top layer with overlay blending mode to control the lighting because the BW image neutralizes some parts of the colored image.
I just show in SBS the comparison one by one of the original one and the colorized one, plus the work in progress in animation.
Since it's the vintage photo, I can't have the higher resolution version, but the quality is not that bad. (5 years and 2435 days ago)

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avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Looks like a nice painting, good work. Just curious about the color you chose for the hair but I kinda like it.

avatar DanLundberg

The hair color is unique, but the face with the radiant highlights is lovely.

avatar locale
locale says:

The colors are cool and the effort to match is laudableespecially, eyes wirh dress. Nice source selection. I like the final result. GL

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Very very nice work author...Colorization is top notch...Interesting choice to use purple for the hair and the lips...eye coloring is master piece...well done

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Keiley22 says:

interesting hair colour choice, but all in all its very good work

avatar dreamboy
dreamboy says:

stunning work...good luck!

avatar jcfreak6363

Love the eyes!!!

avatar steed
steed says:

beautiful work !

avatar Floortje1973

I love these old photo's.. Love how she looks, very nice work author!

avatar jadedink
jadedink says:

you managed to keep the softness of the original photo and really update it with colors. imagine what the woman in the picture would say to see that now??
and interesting choice of hair indeed. I just love how her eyes really pop in this though. Good Luck author!

avatar creativefreedom

Stunning!

avatar RichieMB
RichieMB says:

Congrats for 3rd

avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

congratulations...

avatar Floortje1973

congrats!

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congrats on 3rd...

author says:

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