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 )
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.
Click on the drop down menu and select Blue
Move the curve to get the effect you want
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
Adjust the curves in a similar fasion as above or to suit your own images.
I also adjusted the blue curve for this section to get the colour that i’m after in the trees.
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.
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.
Share via the links below. . .
Please consider supporting this site as all the tutorials are free, the donations so far have kept the site alive, I cant say thanks enough ... Thanks again!