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Using CS6 to Colourise A Black And White Image

Using CS6 to Colourise A Black And White Image

This CS6 tutorial will show you how to Colourise A Black And White Image using Adobe Photoshop CS6. This time we are going to be using curves adjustment layers.

So we first start with a black and white image, this tutorial can be used in many ways, this way we are going to be doing a landscape but the same rules apply for other styles of image.

Choose the quick select tool

Now with your image, select the sky part ( advanced users may way to use refine edge tool also )

select photo

Then on the right hand side of the screen at the layers menu, right click on the circle thats half black and half white as below ( the create or new fill adjustment layer icon )

Now select curves.

curves layer

Click on the drop down menu and select Blue

curves layer

Move the curve to get the effect you want

curves layer

Now its time to select the next section of the image, in this case its going to be the trees, follow the same steps as above.

This time from the drop down menu we are going to choose GREEN

curves layer

Adjust the curves in a similar fasion as above or to suit your own images.

curves layer

I also adjusted the blue curve for this section to get the colour that i’m after in the trees.

curves layer

Again follow the steps above and now use the quick select tool and choose the last section of the image, in this case its the grass at the bottom of the image.
Adjust your layer curve to suit, this time it was the green curve for the grass.

curves layer

If you want to you can add a saturation layer same as before right click on the half black and white circle but this time choose Hue /Saturation and you can adjust the saturation layer to make the colours more vivid.

 

When you are done you will have something similar to the image below. What was once a black and white image is now a wonderful colour image.

curves layer

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