Lennie Liverwurst, CODIJY User & Community Member, Australia
Two years ago I came across the work of the Russian artist, Olga Shirinina and , I was stunned by her work.
I did some research and discovered that it was a very serious and well accepted art form. An art that with the right software could be learnt.
With more research I discovered CODIJY. I purchased CODIJY early this year whilst in Covid lock down here in Australia.
I’m an amateur photographer who has always loved the Art of Photography. I learnt how to restore vintage black and white photographs four years ago as away of preserving our family history for future generations.
Our old family photos are the keys to our past and, they and, the stories attached to them, must be kept safe and passed down for generations to come.
Finding Soul in the
I do some preliminary “surgery”, before the colourization of an image in CODIJY.
I first import my chosen B/W image into Lightroom, where I will dodge and burn, de-noise, take down/bring up shadows. What ever it takes to get the image where I want it.
After colourization in CODIJY , I then export the image back into Lightroom. I like to “soften” all my images to take away any hard edges or sharpness in the photo that I find displeasing.
Also, it works amazingly on skin tones. It smooths and blends the colours together beautifully. That’s pretty much how I do it