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Colorizing a B/W image


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Hello, I have looked for a solution but wasn't successful.

My intention is to colorize a black and white image ...

 

from this:

 

8264abc.png

 

 

.. to something like this ..

 

bbb4ce8.jpg

 

 

 

As you can see, the head on the top is a little bigger and sharper.

I would like to keep size and sharpness, just make it blue.

What is the easiest way to do this?

I'm still a noob.

 

Thanks!

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The easiest way I can think of is:

Convert the image to black and white with Adjustments>Black and White

Using the Layer menu add a new layer.

Move the new layer, which will be on top, to the bottom.

Select the new layer.

Fill the new layer with blue.

Deselect (to make the final result easier to see).

Change the Blend Mode of the image layer (top  layer) to Screen.

 

EDIT:

Easier:

 

Run Adjustments>Hue /Saturation.

Set Saturation to 200, Hue to around -164.

 

(The final result is a bit different than the first method.)

Edited by MJW
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