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Chapter 1 - Introduction

This tutorial is about coloring anti-aliased images.
Anti-aliasing means that between two pixels with
hard contrast one pixel with the medium color is
inserted,which makes the edges look smooth. 

Here an example
 
Plain image Anti-aliased
Makes the image look alot smoother,huh?

Scanned images look always better antialiased
 
 see what i mean?

If you want these to be black and white then this is no problem at all.
but if you want to color it on your computer there can be several problems.
 
i guess you get the picture.



Chapter II - Tutorial

However i found a way to avoid these results.

The Program i use in this Tutorial is Paint Shop Pro 5.0 which is shareware
and can be downloaded at  http://www.jasc.com

First select the area to be colorized with the Lasso tool

Then we have to darken the area using the brightness/contrast tool
and set the brightness value to -20

the result

Now use the colorize tool and select a fitting color

 

repeat this with the other parts
Highlights and shadows can be done by reducing/increasing
brightness with antialias selection.

The final result: