Claudia Cardinale Colorized


Claudia Colorized side by side
I was immediately  drawn to this photo of Claudia Cardinale when I first laid eyes on it. I really loved the background,the lighthouse and the old car in this photo and I was especially drawn to the reflection of the woman in the car. Those type of details can be really fun and also quite a challenge, but you have to challenge yourself to make any progression.

The woman in the photo is the Tunisian born Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. She appeared in some of the most prominent European films in the 1960 and 1970s and the majority of Cardinale’s films have been either Italian or French.

I used reverse mask on the trees to allow the blue sky to shine through the trees properly, a good trick that comes in quite handy when doing trees or hair and you don’t want overlapping color layers. The color of the car came from some research and a bit of imagination, but I was unsure if I wanted to use the color of a hard top or a black fabric, I obviously opted for the hard top which was  a personal preference.

The full size colorization and black and white original are below. Feel free to share this colorization on your social network of choice or leave your comments or criticisms below.

Claudia Colorized side by side

Claudia Colorized side by side

All photo colorization found within Metacolor is completed by hand using a Wacom Graphic Tablet and Adobe Photoshop CC software. All website design, writing and photo colorization/restoration found within is the sole work of Wayne Degan.

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