Effective Photo Editing: Coloring Black and Whites

Add Color to Your Black-and-White Photos

Ever wanted to add color to your old, vintage, or historical photographs? Perhaps your newer color photos don't have the best colors. No matter the type of photos, a good photo editor can properly add color to black-and-whites or poorly colored images, thereby attracting the eye with appropriate plays of color. (See Warren's "color correction" page!)

While many purists simply don't like the look of colorized black-and-white photographs, the ability to add color to black-and-white images is as indispensable as it is simple for Warren Camp. In his tutorial, he first converts the image to CMYK color mode, then selects "Cyan" and sets its Input curve to "50" and the Output curve to "30." He then resets the output levels for "Yellow" and "Magenta." With the image layer sele3cted, Warren uses the Brush tool with the foreground color set to "black." Brushing over parts or all of the photo brings out the color. Reset the color curve levels to suit your preferences.

Sample these thumbnail "before" images to appreciate how Warren colorized black-and-white photos. For images with text, font names are identified in each photo's caption.

Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.