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Colorization technique

asked 2015-03-19 09:25:06 -0600

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updated 2015-03-19 11:18:25 -0600

In this GIMP tutorial, a colorization technique is used to color grayscale images.

I wonder what is this technique ?

I ask so, because I want to reproduce it in Python/OpenCV.

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@StevenPuttemans thank you. How to replace red color with opacity 50% by a green color of the same opacity ? which calculations to do ?

begueradj gravatar imagebegueradj ( 2015-03-20 05:45:07 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-03-20 05:09:09 -0600

Simply said what they do is

  1. Select an area that you want to edit
  2. Create a color mask for that area in a seperate layer
  3. On the original layer, for the mask area apply an opacity of 50%
  4. On the second colored layer, apply also an opacity of 50%
  5. Now fuse both layers together

There are enough functions to do something similar to this in OpenCV.

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