World War II Soldier Restored and Colorized For a Client


Black and White Photo of a World War II Soldier Colorized

   I restored and colorized this old black and white photo of a World War II soldier for a client and wanted to share it(with his permission of course). I was definitely going for a Norman Rockwell kind of vibe with this colorization and I was happy to achieve it. I used the stamp tool and healing brush to trim the edges and make the image full size and also to get rid of all the little white “specks” on the photo.

Whenever I am colorizing or restoring and black and white photos that have men or women in uniform, I try to do as much research as possible to get everything correct. I was surprised by the color of the patch on the upper left shoulder, I would not have guessed that it was blue and red unless I had done the research.

I used a vivid light blending mode on the brass buttons and I used a soft blue background to bring out the eyes and coordinate with the patch on the upper left shoulder.

The full size black and white photo and my colorization are below. Feel free to share my work on facebook,twitter, pinterest or your social network of choice, and also feel free to leave any comments or questions in the comment section below.

Black and White Photo of a World War II Soldier ColorizedBlack and White Photo of a World War II Soldier Colorized

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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