Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a color tint, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
Many older images are obviously going to be in black and white, but in some cases, …you might want to add a color element to those photos. …For example, in this case, I feel that the image of the Washington Monument just …doesn't quite look like an old image. Sure it's in black and white and it's a …little bit faded but I think adding a Sepia Tone effect might help to bring out …the fact that this is a relatively old photo. …In this case, the image is a black and white photo, and so it's also in the Gray …Scale mode. If I go to the Image menu, and then …choose mode, you'll see that Gray Scale is checked.…
And I can't add color to a gray scale image. …So, my first step is going to be to convert this image to the RGB color mode. …So I'll choose Image > mode > RGB Color from the menu. …And this image, even though it doesn't actually contain any color information, …is now a color photo. There are a variety of ways that you …could add color information to an image, but I generally use the Tint option that …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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