April 23, 2013

Recoloring a Black and White Photograph

Have you ever wanted to add color to some old black and white or sepia photos?  If you know Photoshop and have a steady hand, you can easily do this.

The trick is to change the Blending Mode of each layer to Color.  You can select areas with the Magic Wand Tool or just use a soft edged brush (which is what I did).  Personally, I think the real trick is finding good skin tones.


P.S.  I also want to give a special thanks to the client who gave me permission to share this project.  Thank you so much!!!