Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 3, 2017
Duration
1h 20m
Description

When looking at an old black and white photograph, you may have imagined what it would be like to see that period of history in the glorious color that nature intended. With the power of digital retouching, you can now bring history to life. In this course, Colorizing Black and White Photographs, you'll learn how to take an old photo and convert it into an incredible colorized picture. First, you'll explore basic color theory, how to understand the relationship between color and greyscale, and how to find pictures to colorize. Next, you'll discover how to utilize advanced layers, such as gradient map, photographic toning, and 50% grey. Finally, you'll learn the approaches you can take towards different skin tones and environments. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge to create a realistic color conversion. Software required: Photoshop CS6 or above.

About the author
About the author

James was born and raised in England where he studied film and media at A Level, then promptly gave it all up and moved to Los Angeles as a young man to dip his toes into the world of movie making.

More from the author
Advanced Editing Workflows in Lightroom
Advanced
1h 34m
Sep 19, 2015
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is James Trory, and welcome to my course, Colorizing Black and White Photographs. I'm a freelance retoucher based in New York City. Colorizing is the process used to turn old black and white photos into stunning color versions, all within Photoshop. In this course, you will learn how to use solid color layers and some more advanced techniques to bring history to life. Some of the major topics that we will cover include basic color theory and the approach to converting grayscale to color, how to find images to colorize and how to research colors for historical accuracy, the use of advanced layers such as gradient map, photographic toning, and 50% gray, and the approaches you can take towards different skin tones and environments. By the end of this course, you'll know how to take any black and white photograph, old or new, and create a realistic and believable color version. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Photoshop CS6 or above, how to use a pen tablet, and some basic retouching methods. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learning colorizing with the Colorizing Black and White Photographs course, at Pluralsight.