Coloring Photos with Watercolor

A course by carine wallauer
Documentalist, Photography Director, Photographer, and Visual Artist. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
, Documentalist, Photography Director, Photographer, and Visual Artist

Learn how to manually add color to black and white photos using traditional photography-painting techniques

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (42)
  • 739 students
Coloring Photos with Watercolor

Learn how to manually add color to black and white photos using traditional photography-painting techniques


Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (42)
  • 739 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (1h 14m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Color and photography are two forms of visual communication with the power to connect the world of our imagination with the real world. Documentalist, photography director, photographer, and visual artist Carine Wallauer combines photo records with watercolor painting techniques which allow her to experiment with new emotions and play with different tones and textures in her art.

In this course, learn how to manually color black and white photos using traditional techniques. Join Carine and discover the history of manual coloring and create a three-photo narrative series combining realistic and experimental watercolor compositions.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps
  • U3
    U3. Production
  • U4
    U4. Archive and share your production
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by meeting your teacher Carine Wallauer who tells you about her professional experience as a documentalist, art director, photographer, and visual artist. She shares who her main artistic influences are and goes over all the course content.

In the second unit, discover the history of manual photo coloring, understand the importance of color as a narrative element, and learn how to choose the right image for hand coloring. Carine shows you how to prepare your black and white photo in Adobe Photoshop and discusses the different printing materials and paper you’ll use throughout the course.

Before you start your project, prepare and organize your workspace to paint. First, experiment adding realistic colors to a portrait. Then, practice gradients by working with landscapes and nature images. Finally, complete your three-photo series combining the coloring techniques you’ve learned and create an experimental work of art.

In the last unit, Carine shows you how to scan and protect your physical pieces to ensure the colors don’t fade over time. She also shares some tips on how to physically reproduce your work in different formats and post them on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a narrative series with three hand-colored photos using different watercolor techniques.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for photographers, artists, and art lovers interested in learning how to color photos with watercolors or who would like to experiment with new creative techniques.

What you need

Carine recommends you know the basic concepts of photography and Photoshop, but you don’t need any previous knowledge of watercolors since she will guide you through the coloring process.

The materials you need for this course include printed photos, several different types of paintbrushes, liquid watercolors, a scanner, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop.


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A course by carine wallauer

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Documentalist, Photography Director, Photographer, and Visual Artist

Carine Wallauer’s work pairs experimentation with a careful application of technique to images, whether static or in motion. The Brazilian visual artist uses color as an expressive device to construct narratives as well as a research topic for her work.

Carine is also a documentalist, photography director, and photographer and has showcased her work in both individual and group expositions in Brazil, Canada, the United States, Italy, and Turkey. She has published three photography books independently and has worked on projects for big-name clients like Airbnb, KLM, Vogue, GQ, Marie Claire, Glamour, Uber, Vans, HBO, Yahoo, UOL, and Folha de SP.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Who am I
    • What inspires me
    • What we will do in the course
  • U2

    First steps

    • Manual coloring in the history of photography
    • Color as a narrative element
    • Choosing your images
    • Preparing images for printing
    • Papers
    • Materials
  • U3

    Production

    • Preparing your work table
    • Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Experimental
  • U4

    Archive and share your production

    • Digitization and reproducibility
    • Physical storage
    • Promoting your art
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Coloring Photos with Watercolor

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Coloring Photos with Watercolor. A Photography, Video & Illustration course by carine wallauer

Coloring Photos with Watercolor

A course by carine wallauer
Documentalist, Photography Director, Photographer, and Visual Artist. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
  • 93% Positive reviews (42)
  • 739 students