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  • how do i color a b & w?

    Ok, how would i color a balck and white picture that i scanned. i know you use the one at the mode where you change it at rgb and then add a new layer on the top with overlay mode anc color away then flatten. but is there really an easier way? MAybe a filter? Thanks for reading my post

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    Not that I am any sort of expert but I usually convert to RGB and then paint using the eyedropper tool selection from another photograph. I use a new layer for each color. It takes awhile but you can adjust the opacity of each color layer as you see fit. I haven't done many but I don't think a filter would work that well as it would pick colors for you and there would be a lack of control. Hope this helped a little....

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    • #3
      You may want to check out this challenge. With the old challenges, members had to say exactly how they achieved what they did, which should give you a good idea how to go about colorizing a picture.

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      • #4
        Sorry Garfield... no filter magic. You will need to "apply color by hand."

        Here's a tutorial that should get you started.

        http://www.retouchpro.com/tutorials/coloring/index.html

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