As we begin to utilize blend modes the more power we get to add depth and life to colorized images.
There are at least 8 different ways to do everything in PSP and that goes double for colorizing.
Here are some comments on a couple of methods to liven up our efforts.
Colorize basic steps
your grey scale image
We need to see how our sprayed-on color looks and behaves as it interacts with the image below.
Remember, slopped over areas can be eraser fixed later with more precision than trying to paint perfectly now.
Be on the lookout for those areas where the colors may not be grabbing to your satisfaction.
Generally it's preferable for our b&w image to be toward the light side, however colors can't overlay (grab) on pure white ... so some white areas may need to be darkened before colors will take.
the resistant pure white area and use color adjustments from
the colors menu to darken slightly or ...
Cleaning up your paint job
Try to keep the size of the eraser as large as is practical for the bulk of cleanups.
Go back later with a smaller eraser and dig out those leftover little crevices and crannies the big eraser couldn't reach.
erasers with a soft edges
I am quite fond of the eraser
If (when) we screw up, we just press the right mouse button and that little sweetheart replicates and redraws whatever got erased.
A tool with it's own get outta jail free card built right in. Holy cow, let's use that eraser whenever we can.
Blend modes for colorizing
Color interacts to
colorize, but expect somewhat weak results in many images