Colorize a B&W Photo -- 3

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $190
  • Entries Received: 29
  • Winner: JonBenn

Contest Brief

I want a black & white promo photo of my father converted into color.

I have the original negative of the photo. I have an original print of the photo. Several 1200DPI scans of the negative, a glossy, and a matte of the photo are uploaded for this contest --- to this dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3ss0yh0ng99ew3m/AAA6u6aRyF5Z4J0OO2r5Lcr8a?dl=0

The files uploaded include the promo photo (low-resolution scan) and color photos of my father, his red hair and hazel green eyes, and a natural, freckled complexion. Also included are photos of similar guitars. In one of the photos, the guitar is much more blonde (not darkened by time) that is the correct color for the guitar body. That guitar has a dark pickguard -- this is the correct color. The other photos of the red-ish, somewhat translucent pickguard is NOT the correct pickguard color for the guitar.

The photo of the guitar with my dad sitting on a couch is probably the best color.

The deliverable is a high resolution (1200 DPI ??) JPG or PNG.

Additional information added on Sunday, August 1st.
The contest is to use the uploaded photos as color information to guide your skilled colorization of the high resolution 1200 DPI scans uploaded to the DropBox link included in the Contest Description.

Guitar strap – Tan Leather, raised embossed letters. - Best if it looks like the strap in uploaded photo “Dad & FT110-N Epi (2).jpg”
Guitar body – Maple, tan, slightly yellowed. Best if it looks like the guitar in uploaded photo “Dad & FT110-N Epi (2).jpg” and in “Epi 1.jpg”
Guitar pick guard – Several photos were uploaded to show the detail of the rope and cactus. Best if it looks like the guitar pick guard in uploaded photos “Dad & FT110-N Epi (2).jpg” and in “Epi 1.jpg”
Guitar head stock -- Best if it looks like the head stock in uploaded photo “Epi 2.jpg” The tuning keys are yellowed as is the inlay at the center of the headstock and the word “Epiphone”. The Greek “E” and the trim of the truss rod adjustment cover plate (on the headstock) are white and not yellowed.
Guitar Neck – The neck is Rosewood, which is a very deep red, nearly brown-black. The mother of peal inlays are nearly white (not yellowed). Best if it looks like the neck in uploaded photo “Epi 6.jpg”
Dad’s skin color is best if it looks like the photo “Dad 3.jpg”.
Dad’s hair color is best if it looks like the photo “Dad 2.jpg” and the color of his beard in “Dad 3.jpg”.
Dad’s eyes are hazel - best if it looks like the photo “Dad 2.jpg” and “Dad 3.jpg”.

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Public Clarification Board

  • mh132006
    mh132006
    • 1 month ago

    it's fake image choice

    • 1 month ago
  • rabbihmd
    rabbihmd
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #254 #257

    • 1 month ago
  • YiskahInc
    YiskahInc
    • 1 month ago

    please check #256

    • 1 month ago
  • eslamsaad0109
    eslamsaad0109
    • 1 month ago

    kindly check #255

    • 1 month ago
  • almazsharipov
    almazsharipov
    • 1 month ago

    Hello.
    Please check it out #229 and #230-an enlarged view of my work
    I hope you like my version. If you want to make changes. let me know.

    Regards, Almaz

    • 1 month ago
  • YiskahInc
    YiskahInc
    • 1 month ago

    Please don't close the contest earlier, I'm almost done. I will submit my entry tomorrow :)

    • 1 month ago
  • mdtarikul260
    mdtarikul260
    • 1 month ago

    Dear contest holder,
    If you have the original negative of the photo please inbox me.

    • 1 month ago
  • mdrabbani3
    mdrabbani3
    • 1 month ago

    #181

    • 1 month ago
  • airubel
    airubel
    • 1 month ago

    there are several versions of that pickguard so that i redesign with two most realistic version that would be match, Here is my work please have a look

    #177 #178

    have a nice day

    • 1 month ago
  • AzUSACo
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Than you to everyone for you entries!!!

    I deleted everything previously marked as a 1 star.
    Tomorrow I will delete everything currently marked as a 2 star.

    I see that some entries have included what looks like a copy & paste of the newer pickguards of new guitars, probably a photo directly from the Epiphone website. I like this, however 1) most of those who did this made it much too "perfect" and it doesn't fit well with the look of the rest of the materials in the original photo. I do VERY MUCH like getting the detail into the pickguard, but it would need to not look brand-new-perfect. Also, 2) there are several versions of that pickguard and so the photos online don't always match the one in the promo photo you are restoring. I suggest looking at my uploaded photo "Dad & FT110-N Epi (3).jpg" to compare the color detail in the pickguard.

    • 1 month ago
    1. HemaMaximDesign
      HemaMaximDesign
      • 1 month ago

      Timothy, please note that all entries submitted get compressed by Freelancer servers for protection. Much of the detail is lost in all of the entries. If you want to see specific detail it's best to contact us (freelancers) and ask for area crops in 1:1 quality ratio. I can send you those so you see the full texture and editing in detail. It's also worth noting that Freelancer compression also alters entry color slightly due to compression and some elements get blurred and mixed with other color elements. With this being a high res scan recovery color is important.

      • 1 month ago
    2. airubel
      airubel
      • 1 month ago

      hi,
      I attached 2 version photos for your requirement,
      I hope you will be satisfied #177 #178

      I am able to handover the final file as your demand on description

      • 1 month ago
  • ahmedalysharaf
    ahmedalysharaf
    • 1 month ago

    #163

    • 1 month ago
  • AzUSACo
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone submitting entries.
    Tomorrow I will go through and remove the entries I have marked as 1 Star, leaving the 2 Star and the one 3 Star to improve upon.
    Thank you, Tim

    • 1 month ago
    1. rabbihmd
      rabbihmd
      • 1 month ago

      Please check #142

      • 1 month ago
    2. HemaMaximDesign
      HemaMaximDesign
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you for rating my previous entry and for giving me feedback which I have carefully listened to.

      I have uploaded a new entry with new improvements and changes. I'd appreciate your rating and feedback on this one as well. My new entry is #155

      If you'd like specific changes made in the new entry feel free to contact me and I will apply those changes.

      • 1 month ago
  • YiskahInc
    YiskahInc
    • 1 month ago

    working on that!!

    • 1 month ago
  • BidyutSarkarbd
    BidyutSarkarbd
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #145.

    • 1 month ago
  • rabbihmd
    rabbihmd
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #142

    • 1 month ago
  • rezkifauzan98
    rezkifauzan98
    • 1 month ago

    Please wait for my entry

    • 1 month ago
  • mdrabbani3
    mdrabbani3
    • 1 month ago

    #127

    • 1 month ago
  • azi82
    azi82
    • 1 month ago

    please check #117

    • 1 month ago
  • mh132006
    mh132006
    • 1 month ago

    I sent the amend after yesterday's additional info.
    Entry # 113
    Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • BidyutSarkarbd
    BidyutSarkarbd
    • 1 month ago

    Please Check My Entry #105 , #106 , #108.

    • 1 month ago
  • rabbihmd
    rabbihmd
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #103

    • 1 month ago
  • shaifulVshakil
    shaifulVshakil
    • 1 month ago

    please check #98

    • 1 month ago
  • rabbihmd
    rabbihmd
    • 1 month ago

    working on it ....

    • 1 month ago
  • JonBenn
    JonBenn
    • 1 month ago

    I have colorized your photo as a pro would do according to your brief. However, your eyes are the best judge of accuracy. Please have a look at #91 .

    • 1 month ago
  • azi82
    azi82
    • 1 month ago

    please check #79

    • 1 month ago
  • Sumaakter98858
    Sumaakter98858
    • 1 month ago

    #75

    • 1 month ago
  • Sumaakter98858
    Sumaakter98858
    • 1 month ago

    #76

    • 1 month ago
  • Sumaakter98858
    Sumaakter98858
    • 1 month ago

    #78

    • 1 month ago
  • Sumaakter98858
    Sumaakter98858
    • 1 month ago

    #77

    • 1 month ago
  • HemaMaximDesign
    HemaMaximDesign
    • 1 month ago

    #sealed Contest holder please seal the contest if possible. Some individuals have already stolen other's entries color and texture editing for their own.

    • 1 month ago
    1. sagarcreation
      sagarcreation
      • 1 month ago

      wait dear, we are also here. also give chance to make it bette

      • 1 month ago
  • rabbihmd
    rabbihmd
    • 1 month ago

    #sealed #sealed #sealed

    • 1 month ago
  • mdtarikul260
    mdtarikul260
    • 1 month ago

    Please don't close the contest before ending the deadline.

    • 1 month ago
  • Privilege52
    Privilege52
    • 1 month ago

    Still editing................

    • 1 month ago
  • reyesonline
    reyesonline
    • 1 month ago

    #sealed contestant entries are easy to steal by other.

    • 1 month ago
  • Md Nurul Amin
    Md Nurul Amin
    • 1 month ago

    please check my entry #27

    • 1 month ago
  • shaifulVshakil
    shaifulVshakil
    • 1 month ago

    please check #15 #16 #17 entry

    • 1 month ago
  • liyakatbd
    liyakatbd
    • 1 month ago

    Sir, Can We Talk in inbox About This Project.?

    • 1 month ago
  • liyakatbd
    liyakatbd
    • 1 month ago

    Sir Kindly check my all Updated #14 , Entry.
    I hope you like it, If you need any changes to please messages my Inbox.
    Thank you!

    • 1 month ago
  • liyakatbd
    liyakatbd
    • 1 month ago

    Sir Kindly check my all Updated #13, Entry.
    I hope you like it, If you need any changes to please messages my Inbox.
    Thank you!

    • 1 month ago
  • fshomaji
    fshomaji
    • 1 month ago

    I am fascinated by your love for your Dad. Please check my entry #12.

    • 1 month ago
  • reddmac
    reddmac
    • 1 month ago

    joining soon

    • 1 month ago
  • msashometv
    msashometv
    • 1 month ago

    #4

    • 1 month ago
  • RealCreative12
    RealCreative12
    • 1 month ago

    please check #3 and tell me if u need any change

    • 1 month ago

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