Photoshop Coloring Technique


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.



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




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.



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



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.


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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