Here is part two with another way on
how to color your black and white portraits. It won't be a long post
as the method is very simple and straight forward. The coloring can
be achieved within seconds and the effect does what its supposed to.
Nothing much left to say, so let's
This is the portrait that I am going to
use as an example in this tutorial :
1.) Open the picture in Photoshop
2.) Duplicate the background layer and leave the background locked as a backup copy.
In this tutorial I'm gonna be covering one method on how to color black and white pictures.
As always, thanks to the huge diversity
that Photoshop offers there are multiple ways on how to achieve the
coloring. I will only cover one of them right here. A different way can be found here : coming soon
The basic idea that comes with every BW-picture that you want to colorize is that you create a
selection of an object or a certain part of the picture and then you do the magic on the
Let's get started :
1.) Open a Black and White picture of
your choice in Photoshop.
I'm gonna be using the following
picture as an example
2.) For better color results with this
method I recommend you to change the image color mode to CMYK Color
by navigating to „Image > Mode > CMYK Color“
3.) Now there are several ways to create
a selection in Photoshop. For this method I prefere going with the
Quick Selection Tool (W).
Tip : When you use the Quick Selection Tool you can hold the ALT-Key while clicking to exclude certain parts from your selection without having to create a new selection all over.
Here is a small addition to this tutorial, which showed you how to transform a regular picture into a picture that is created only from text in black & white. In the following HowTo I am going to be showing you how to achieve the same effect while keeping the colors of the original picture. The reason I am separating this, is because it uses a quite different technique.