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Learn how to colorize a black and white photo!

Students will use several tools in Photoshop to control color. They will use blending modes and a solid fill layer to complete this task.

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Student Instructions (PDF)
  • Blending Mode Worksheet (PSD)
  • Recolor Image (JPEG)
  • Isolate Color Image (JPEG)
  • Finished Blending Mode Worksheet (PSD)
  • Finished Recolor Image (PSD)
  • Finished Isolate Color Image (JPEG)
Part 1: Using blending modes
Part 2: Using the text tool
Part 3: Using selection tool and blending mode to make skin color
Part 4: Selecting and coloring the face
Part 5: Refining an edge with the mask
Part 6: Selecting hair
Part 7: Finding eye and mouth color
Part 8: Finding shirt and sock sock color
Part 9: Coloring the background and frame
Part 10: Isolating part of the image