In this video, I show you how I colour old photographs using Adobe Photoshop. Whether you’re working to bring life to precious family portraits or if you’d just like to see historical photos brought into the modern era, this video is for you!
My non destructive editing method broadly involves using Photoshop layer masks and color blend modes, along with some subtle contrast and lighting adjustments using curves adjustment layers. I also look at Photoshop’s amazing ‘Blend If’ tool.
I made a companion tutorial where I restored the heavily damaged photograph that I used for this video. It can be found here if you’re interested: https://youtu.be/FmtQJHJ17xs
More can be found about the original photograph here: https://www.loc.gov/item/2016708602/
I think colourisation can be a brilliant way to help people connect with the past. To see colourised pictures, including the one featured in this video, you can follow me at the following:
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