Colorizing Photos Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to colorize an old black and white photo using Adobe Photoshop.

Black and white stock photo

Open your black and white picture in Photoshop.

New layer - fill in walls

Make a new layer. Fill the walls with the Brush Tool.

set layer on color

Set the layer on Color.

brush the skin

Brush the skin.

set it on color

Set it on color.

eraser correction

Zoom in and correct it with the Eraser Tool.

example 1 of fixing color problem

exmaple 2 of fixing color problem

Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool for the star and other small objects.

after fixing set color

Fill those parts and set them on color.

repeat the same technique

Fill in other objects with the same technique. Go to Object > Copy Merged. Paste it.

color balance

Go to Image > Adjustments > Color Balance. Play a bit with it.

image adjustments curves

Make the image a bit darker with Image > Adjustments > Curves.

Final colorized photo

The final colorized photo, try it out on your old black and whites!

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