Hello guys I am Vaibhav and in this tutorial I am going to show you how to colors to your photo using Photoshop CS6. Last time I discussed about Adding Reflection Through Sunglasses in Photoshop which really adds an amazing effect to your sunglasses. Turning a photo into black and white is relatively much simpler than turning the black and white photo to colored one. There are many ways to convert a colored photo to black and white but there is only one method (as fas as I know) to convert black and white photo to colored. There is one more method where we use Color blend mode but that method is time consuming. I found this photo through Flickr via creative common search. If your photo is not black and white but color casted(tinted) with any color like morning blue, sepia etc. then you refer to “How to remove colorcast (tint) from a photo using Photoshop CS6”. This method will work on most black and white photo. I am just going to use selection tools, curves, and hue.

 

Here’s the effect

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The photo I’ll be working with

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STEP 1

First off I am going to change the color mode to CMYK. CMYK stands for Cyan Magenta Yellow Key(Black). By changing the mode to CMYK, Photoshop will give my photo a bit stronger effect. You can adjust it by going to image>mode>CMYK Color. Leave the photo to be 8bits/channel.

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