Add Colour Shades To Grayscale

Skill Level: Beginner

Shadows

In this tutorial learn how to use Selective Color to add subtle tones to greyscale images.

Skill Level

First open up your photo in Photoshop.

The Image I’ve used can be downloaded here.

Color

Go to Image> Mode> Grayscale, then Image> Mode> RGB Color.

Photoshop

Now duplicate the background layer twice.

Change the middle layer’s blending mode to Screen, and set it’s Opacity to 20%.

RGB Color

Change the top layer’s blending mode to Screen, and set it’s Opacity to 50%.

Background Layer

Next we’ll add a Selective Color layer.

Yellow

Click on the adjustment layer button at the bottom of your layers panel and choose Selective Color.

Opacity

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