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Yeah, the way you make a picture black and white is done by simply making the layer black and white. If you just make a new layer over your black and white picture you can colour it how you like. If you want me or someone else to go a bit deeper then just say so... :D

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First, make the image black and white in the Layer->Adjustments menu.

Then use the Recolor tool to recolor areas of the photo. Read the Help File for info regarding usage of the recolor tool. If you have questions about how to use it, just ask here!


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Another good way is to:

1) Make the layer black and white (Layer -> Adjustments -> Black & White). This actually desaturates the image, but we give it a simpler name.

2) Create a new layer (Layers -> Add New Layer)

3) Set this layer's blend mode to Multiply (Layer -> Properties)

4) Now color on the layer using the Paintbrush tool!

(This probably works better than using the Recolor tool)

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