Anybody can use Photoshop, but doing a good job remains a craft. Professional colorist from Brazil, Marina Amaral, doesn't just click-and-drag. Driven by her burning obsession with history, Marina does extensive research to make her colorizations as realistic as possible, too.


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Amaral has played with Photoshop since she was about ten. In 2015, she was scrolling a history forum on the internet and discovered colorized photos of World War I. Instantly inspired, Amaral started restoring and putting color into photos that were originally black and white. This allows people to experience the past through a whole new perspective. "Each photo is made to be realistic by recognizing the value behind each one of them, respecting and preserving their stories, paying attention to the finer details and maintaining their original essence."

"Every completed work has gone through long and in depth research, and is supported by the opinions of experts in each particular area if necessary, to faithfully reproduce the original colors and atmosphere," she adds. "My work ranges from simple portraits to complex and detailed images, taken from various historical periods covering a wide range of topics." Continue scrolling to enjoy Marina's wonderful work.

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#1 Ruby Bridges, Escorted By US Marshals To Attend An All-White School, 1960

Ruby Bridges, Escorted By US Marshals To Attend An All-White School, 1960

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Jean van der Merwe 1 week ago

So brave. This tiny little girl.

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#2 Cree Man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

Cree Man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

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로희 1 week ago

Beautiful.

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#3 Monet

Monet

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varwenea 1 week ago

A rather intriguing pair of photos given Monet's reputation for the study of light and its colors; the world then who couldn't see his art in person can only see black and white images, completely nullifying the genius of his artistry.

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#4 A Photographer Uses His Own Backdrop To Mask Poland's World War II Ruins While Shooting A Portrait In Warsaw In November 1946

A Photographer Uses His Own Backdrop To Mask Poland's World War II Ruins While Shooting A Portrait In Warsaw In November 1946

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FromMyPOV 1 week ago

Can't believe I've never seen this gem before

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#5 Lewis Powell. He Was A Conspirator With John Wilkes Booth, Who Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

Lewis Powell. He Was A Conspirator With John Wilkes Booth, Who Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

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Katie Fossee 1 week ago

Am I the only one that finds him extremely attractive ?

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#6 Four Female Pilots Leaving Their Ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, At The Four Engine School At Lockbourne AAF, 1944

Four Female Pilots Leaving Their Ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, At The Four Engine School At Lockbourne AAF, 1944

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PeachPossum 1 week ago

1940: Frances Green, Margaret (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn leaving their plane, "Pistol Packin' Mama," at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training B-17 Flying Fortress.

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#7 Marie Sklodowska Curie

Marie Sklodowska Curie

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Christina Sersif 1 week ago

I never knew what she looked like

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#8 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

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Heather Johnson 1 week ago

I LOVE that chair!

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#9 Banana Docks, New York. CA 1890 – 1910

Banana Docks, New York. CA 1890 – 1910

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로희 1 week ago

The detail! I'm amazed.

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#10 Finnish Sniper Simo Häyhä, White Death

Finnish Sniper Simo Häyhä, White Death

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Zenozenobee 1 week ago

"White Death " because this Finnish sniper record 505 confirmed kills. He survived a bullet in the head and lived 96 years.

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