Heather Botha
Graphic Designer/Trainer

How to Colour Old Photos (or Black and White Pics)

Technical Tutorial Published 6/29/16 Last updated on 5/16/18

Colour your old photos

Add colour to your images using Curves for precision control to transform old photos into full colour masterpieces.

There are numerous ways to add colour to a black and white photograph, but this method is one of the better ones. By using Curves Adjustment Layers to produce our colours offers us the flexibility to go back and change or adjust the colours.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
1+ Day
Creativity and Innovation

Step by Step Tutorial PDF can be downloaded. Tutorial Photo supplied, Students can use any Black and White photo of their choosing if they prefer.

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Victoria Christophe

Posted on 7/15/16 2:29:35 PM Permalink

Heather Botha

Posted on 7/15/16 3:05:39 PM Permalink

Pleased you got some insight from it. Photoshop is Awesome! (**,)