Photo Colorization in Photoshop: Bring B&W Photographs to Life

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

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19 Lessons (2h 43m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:57
    • 2. What's this course all about?

      4:43
    • 3. Colorization Tools

      3:32
    • 4. What is Photo Colorization (in 4 minutes)

      4:32
    • 5. Setting Up Your Project

      5:04
    • 6. Choosing a 'Brush'

      3:26
    • 7. How to Add Color

      7:39
    • 8. Coloring Skin

      18:32
    • 9. Coloring Hair

      7:04
    • 10. Coloring Eyes

      4:50
    • 11. Coloring Backgrounds

      8:34
    • 12. Saving Your Photos

      3:22
    • 13. Colorization 1 - WWII Photo - Part 1

      15:27
    • 14. Colorization 1 - WWII Photo - Part 2

      14:47
    • 15. Colorization 2 - Aretha Franklin

      17:34
    • 16. Colorization 3 - Surprise! - Part 1

      18:31
    • 17. Colorization 3 - Surprise! - Part 1

      20:41
    • 18. Colorization Communities

      2:07
    • 19. THANK YOU!

      1:10

Project Description

Colorize your own black & white photograph!

Course Overview

  1. Choose a Photo to Colorize

    The first thing you need to do is choose a photograph. Follow these steps to find a good-sized photograph on Google to practice with:

    1. Go to Google Images
    2. Search for your desired image or subject
    3. Right below the search bar are the options for Web, News, Images, etc. On the far right is a 'Search tools' button. Click.
    4. Go to 'Size' then 'Larger than...' then click '2 MP (1600x1200)'. Also, try the 4 MP option.
    5. Find your image and download.

    This method will ensure that you have a large enough photo to work with.

    The screenshot below shows the method:

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Colorization Starters

  1. Set Up Your Project

    Set up your project by following the methods in the previous videos.

Colorization Basics

  1. Colorize Your Photo!

    Using the skills you've learned in this course, colorize your photo! 

  2. Save/Export

    Save your image as a jpeg so that you can share it with the world!

Practice Colorization Sessions

  1. Re-colorize

    The first time you do your own colorization, you won't get it completely right. Rather than try to fix it, sometimes it is best to just start fresh. Clear all of you work, and re-colorize your photo.

Course Wrap Up

  1. Upload & Share

    Upload your photo to the SkillShare course page to share with me & the rest of the students.

    Also, head over to the Reddit colorization community and post your photo to get some tips & inspiration!

Additional Resources

  • Here you'll find supplemental materials to help you follow along with your own photo colorizations. These resources include: practice photos, Photoshop templates, skin tone charts, and the ultimate skin coloring cheat sheet.

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