Hand-colouring techniques in Photoshop

Painting in an old black & white photo by hand is a traditional craft that used to be done with fine brushes and inks, but nowadays, thanks to the joys of Photoshop’s Layers and Blend Modes, it’s much easier, writes Jon Adams.
In this video, we show you the principles involved in setting up your colour palette, applying the chosen colour to a new layer and blending and tweaking the colour so it looks natural. Although anything that involves working manually on an image will never be super-quick, the approach and techniques in this video will have you creating great-looking, hand-coloured images with confidence!

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  1. Thanks Jon, didn’t have a clue on how to do that. Now need to find a photo to colour!

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