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Andy's Workshop > Project 5: Colorizing a Grayscale Image

Project 5: Colorizing a Grayscale Image

Skills and Tools: Multiple Layers, Blending Modes, Layer Opacity, and Paintbrush

Have you ever wanted to colorize an old grayscale image? Well, if you've ever wanted to add color to an old image, or ever change the colors within a new color image, then you've come to the right place. There are a lot of ways to colorize an image, and Photoshop knows them all. The technique you are about to learn will help you control the colorization process through the use of layers, blending modes and opacity. As a matter of fact, you will be able to control each color within the image and, later change those colors with the click of a button. This method is so powerful that with a little bit of patience and care, the image won't just look colorized; it will look like an original color image. Just remember this simple item: every time you add a new color to the image, you will add a new layer. This means that a single image may contain twenty or more layers; however the final results are worth it.


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