Photoshop Coloring Technique


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This is a technique used to color old black and white photos or to give new photos an old feel. I used this technique to artisticly express a photograph of my daughter. Below is a tutorial of how I achieved this effect. If you have one, please, share with me.

 

1.) Open your black and white picture.

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2.) Select your lasso tool and outline the section you want to color.

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3.) Hit Control + alt + D (for a PC) on your keyboard to feather the color. Note: a greater feathering effect is applied when a large number is entered.

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4.) Hit Control + U on your keyboard to pull up the Hue/Saturation pallet.

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5.) Check the color box.

6.) Then adjust color to your liking.

       Hue= the color

       Saturation= How deep the color

       Lightness= How much black or white is added to the color

7.) Deselect the selection by clicking inside the selection.

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8.) Go to next area and repeat these steps.

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3 Responses to Photoshop Coloring Technique

  1. Enlargement says:

    I am amazed with it. It is a good thing for my research. Thanks

  2. Eve-Ann Cox says:

    great tips!

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