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How To Colorize Old (White & Black) Photo Adobe Photoshop

How To Colorize Old (White & Black) Photo Adobe Photoshop. Today we are going to do some photo manipulation with Photoshop. In the tutorial below, we are going to guide you through patching up spots in an old black & white photo and then colorizing it.

 

color old photo preview

First we’ll run you through on removing white patches from photo and then we’ll proceed to coloring it. The steps are pretty standard. Load up your Photoshop, and off we go.

To follow through the entire tutorial, we suggest you download and use the following image.

Inital image

Step 1

We’ll start by removing the white patches on the image. Choose Clone Stamp Tool and by pressing Alt key pick the plain and appropriate surface near all white patches and apply it on white patch. Continue this process until all patches get removed.

After removing all patches your poor image will look clean as shown in image:

1 Clean image no white patch

Step 2

Next, we’ll proceed with coloring the image. It would be bad idea to colorize the image as a whole; we’ll do them one by one, an object at a time.

First, we’ll select the hat by making the use of Magnetic Lasso Tool – like this:

2 Selection of Hat

Step 3

To colorize it, we will use the Hue and Saturation (HSL) option. There are many ways to colorize an object, but HSL is perhaps one of the easiest and most flexible.

Proceeding to colorizing the hat, add these values to the (HSL) 360, 35, – 26 appropriately. (While using HSL, on that window, do not forget to turn on Colorize option.)

Applying HSL to hat

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