Introduction: Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial is to teach people to color black and white images how they wish to on Adobe Photoshop. This technique is meant to make the images look more realistic and not just use the paint tool.

Step 1: Find an Image(Cannot Be .jfif Format)

For the first step, all you need to do is find a black and white image. It can be one you own, found online, took with a camera and uploaded, etc. As long as it is black and white and not just a clip art image. Photoshop does not work with .jfif images.

Step 2: Open Image in Adobe Photoshop

For this next step, all you have to do is open your image in photoshop by going to the top left and clicking the File button then click open and find your image.

Step 3: Duplicate Layer

To duplicate the layer you can go to the bottom right and right-click on the "Background" layer and click duplicate layer or you can simply hit Ctrl+J to duplicate it. This is just in case you mess up on the image and have to get rid of it but keep the colors and also allows us to edit it without increased risk.

Step 4: Add a Hue and Saturation Adjustment Layer

Go to the circle under the layers and select Hue and Saturation. Using Hue and Saturation instead of just the paint tool allows for the image to be seen with the colors still there. The paint tool alone would simply cover the image.

Step 5: Select Your Color

Above the layers when you select the Hue/Saturation layer there will be a section to customize the colors for it. First, check the Colorize box and then set your colors to whatever you desire.

Step 6: Set Your Main Colors to Black and White

In the top right there will be a big color box and 2 little boxes with 2 different colors in them. Make sure one box is white and the other is black by clicking on the boxes and setting them to either the top left of the box (white) or the very bottom of the box (black).

Step 7: Select the Paint Bucket Tool and Fill the Entire Image Black

When selecting the paint bucket tool make sure that black is the main color, you can do this by looking at the bottom of the tool and seeing that black is the overlapping color (unfortunately, I forgot to switch it when taking the image so make sure that black is where the white is in the image) This should turn the picture from your color back to black and white and that is how it is supposed to be so don't worry.

Step 8: Select the Paintbrush Tool While the Main Color Is on White

For the last main step, set the main color to white by hitting the switch button on the toolbar (right angle above the colors) and select the Paintbrush tool. Now you can color the image the selected color even though it says it is white it will turn out as the hue and saturation selected color.

Step 9: Repeat From Step 4 for Different Colors

To add different colors and be detailed you will need to make new Hue/Saturation layers for every color. So to repeat start at Step. 4 and you can add different colors. Although this may take a longer time than other methods this is the best looking method and if you mess up you can just erase or hit Ctrl+Alt+Z to undo.

Step 10: Save Your Photo

Lastly, all you have to do is save your photo by selecting File, Save as and name your new photo. After you're done with this, you're done with your new colored image and ready to do whatever you want with it.