A little exercise of basic photoshop work. When we prepare last month the cover for MUY HISTORIA, crisis issue, we see the possibility of give color to the famous Dorothea Lange photograph. The work took me approximately three hours, and I tried to give browns and dirty tones according to the years in which it was taken. So I selected with alfa channels all different surfaces of the image (blonde and brown hair, skin, eyes, fabrics...) and I adjust individually without abusing the color saturation, suggesting rather than coloring. I required aproximately 20 channels. Fortunately there are no white areas, since those pose a serious problem for coloring.
I think that the result is good, but, fortunately, we chose to use the original image, without adjustments, beyond a alfa for the silhouette of the woman head to pass over the title of the magazine.
Perhaps I surprised someone with that "Fortunately" of the previous paragraph. I did a good job, but I think that the photo original IS PERFECT, and don't need the slightest correction. You only can modify an image if there is a real reason, non-existent in this case (and I don't lost my time, it is always good to exercise a little)
For those who do not know the history, the photo was taken in a migrant camp during the hardest times of the great depression, when thousands of farmers lost everything in the States of the Midwest for the banks greed, and they hadn't choice but to move to California, as reported by Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath.
The woman, Florence Thompson, managed to survive and rebuild his life with their three daughters a8.vietbao.vn/images/vn888/hot… By the way, one of girls still lives www.sfgate.com/news/article/Da…