Join John Derry for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing the colorization workspace, part of Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop.
Before we get started, I'm going to install a works pace that I created that I use while I'm working in colorization. You don't have to install it. You can use whatever you're comfortable with. But if you do want to follow along, I'm going to go ahead and install that, and I'll show you how I do that. So, in order to get this, you're going to go up to the Edit menu and go down to Presets. And then say, Import/Export Presets. And we are going to import a preset. And it wants us now to select the import folder.
So, what I've done in the Chapter01 folder. If you go in here, you'll find a folder called Workspaces. And inside of that is Colorizing. So I'm going to double-click on that, and then what you need to do is, once it's in here just double-click on it. And that puts it over in the Presets to Import side of the dialogue. I'll go ahead and say Import Presets, and it's basically done that. Now in order to see it, we have to restart Photoshop, so I'll quit and we will go down here, Quit Photoshop. And then let's relaunch it.
And if we go up here, now, this sometimes throws people off. It doesn't look like anything's changed, but it's actually above it. So it's up here. So I'll just go to Colorizing, and that will set it. And you'll see it's not a hugely different workspace than say the Essentials workspace that was in place before that. But these are just the things that I know I'm going to be going to repeatedly, so I like to have them right at the top of the interface. And as I said, you're free to use whatever arrangement of palettes you'd like, but if you do want to follow along with the same settings I have, then you'll want to go ahead and install the colorizing workspace.
- Importing John's colorization workspace and actions
- Understanding resolution
- Maximizing dynamic range
- Using layers to manage color
- Applying fine-tuned adjustments
- Using the Brush and Pen tools to separate color regions
- Tweaking color with Hue/Saturation
- Using noise to add complexity
- Applying global tonal adjustments and color correction