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How to color black and white photos to give them new life

The story is recorded in black and white, but digital photo editing techniques help us imagine a color past. And with a little artificial intelligence, or some Photoshop maneuvering, you don't have to be Peter Jackson to color your story. Although when filling an old color photo in Photoshop you will have greater control over what color each object adopts, applications such as Colorize or Photoshop Elements offer options to color black and white photos for those who do not have time or do not master Photoshop.



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The easy and relaxed way to color a black and white photo

Thanks to artificial intelligence, manually coloring a photo is not the only option. As technology advances, more and more applications, both mobile and desktop, include the option to color an old photo. Colorize (iOS), Colorize Images (Android) and Photoshop Elements are some of the best applications to do this.

Colorize is an iOS application that uses artificial intelligence to color photos. After importing the photographs, one touch converts the image to color. You can download and try it for free, but it requires a subscription or an individual payment per image to download the new version of the photo.

Colorize Images is a similar application, from another developer, for Android users. The download is free, although it requires a payment per image or a subscription to save the colored photos.

To color your photos on a desktop computer, Photoshop Elements added a coloring tool that works with artificial intelligence with a few clicks. In addition to coloring the photo, Elements offers a handful of different options so you can choose the result that looks best.

Google Photos has also promoted a coloring tool, although it does not launch a non-beta version yet.

How to color a black and white photo with Adobe Photoshop

Do you need more control over the process? Photoshop offers you that control. It took a few hours to color these boyfriends of the past, but the truth is that it was a lot of fun.

1. Make sure the image is in CMYK.

To start, make sure your photo is in CMYK and not in grayscale mode. Go to Image > Mode and choose CMYK color.

2. Select an object with a single color.

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To color an old photo you need to make selections, one for each color you want to add.

Photoshop has dozens of different ways to make a selection, all are correct, although some options will be simpler than others. A quick way to make selections to color a photo is with the Selection and Mask tool, accessible through Selection > Selection and mask.

Within the Selection and mask window, make your selection with the brush tool, the first one on the toolbar on the left. Then, improve your selection with the Brush to perfect edges, the second of the toolbar. Use the plus or minus symbols at the top to determine if you want an area to enter or exit the selection and adjust the size of your brush as necessary. On the right side, use the smooth and pull sliders to smooth the edges of the selection.