Let’s take a walk through each stage of the colorization process from color selection to exporting the finished color result to your preferred image format!
Any colorization starts with picking colors. In CODIJY software, you can pick colors from the ready palettes called Libraries or, manually, using the advanced Color Picker dialog. Later, you will be able to refer to your recently used colors which are automatically saved in the document’s History.
Now, start sketching strokes and contours. Remember that CODIJY will identify the borders only if the masks are added to both neighbouring areas.
We recommend drawing masks close to the area boundaries, use straight lines for large areas and curves for small areas with irregular shape.
After adding the masks, start Image Processing to generate the full image result preview.
If the image size is large, it may take CODIJY a little longer to generate the preview!
Generally CODIJY perfectly identifies and duly respects the border between areas, if you drew color masks on both sides of it. Still, it will be helpful to check the colorized result for potential flaws e.g. the areas, where the colors have spread across the border or wrong color choices.
Draw additional strokes at places where the colors tend to spread across the border e.g. where the border is blurred.
If you don’t like any colors, adjusting its Hue, Saturation and Brightness with HSB Repaint will be the quickest option. Just select the “Roller” from the Tools toolbar and click the stroke to call the HSB Repaint dialog. Play with controls and launch image processing to see if the new color is a better match.
To speed up image processing when editing or repainting strokes, use Partial Processing. It lets you generate a preview of the area you are working on.
For details about CODIJY tools and features, please read our online User Manual.