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.
Click the thumbnail "before" images to enlarge them and
read their captions. Click again to reduce them.
See the [a href="https://www.warrencampdesign.com/warren/images/photoEdits/addColorToBandW/moonAndTree_before_lg.jpg"]full-size before photo[/a].
See the [a href="https://www.warrencampdesign.com/warren/images/photoEdits/addColorToBandW/sayingGrace_before_lg.jpg"]full-size before photo[/a].
See the [a href="https://www.warrencampdesign.com/warren/images/photoEdits/addColorToBandW/housesOnWater_before_lg.jpg"]full-size before photo[/a].
Announcement font: Walkway Black in white
"Thanksgiving" font: Zone Common Bold over a dark, translucent, horizontal band
Bottom line: Footlight MT Light italicized with a faint drop shadow
Walkway Bold, warped; Trajan Pro, air-brushed base; Santa Fe LET with three drop shadow styles; Plantagenet Cherokee in gold with numerous styling layers; Perpetua Titling Light MT in lower-left corner using two styles; assorted uppercase serif fonts in lower-right corner
"New Year" font: Felix Titling MT
"Wishing you" font: Santa Fe LET
Lower-line font: Poor Richard with wide, light drop shadow for the title line
"Give God Your Best!" font: Skia, bold
Scripture font: Skia, bold
See Warren's [a href="https://www.warrencampdesign.com/warren/images/photoEdits/addColorToBandW/firstfruits_xlg.jpg"]full-size presentation[/a] of this firstfruits poster.
Lower comic font: Bradley Hand
See more of Warren's artistic Comic creations [a href="https://www.warrencampdesign.com/photoEdit_comicBookOpener.html" target="_blank"]on Warren's opening Comics page[/a].
Signature font: Comme Calligraphy
Bottom line font: Bodoni 72
See more of Warren's artistic creations of "[a href="https://www.warrencampdesign.com/designPrintBooksMagazines.html" target="_blank"]Books and Magazines.[/a]"
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.