Beautifully Color Black and White Images

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make your image from-


To This:

Let's Begin!

1. Open up your image

2.Go to Layer, then make a Duplicate Layer

3. Go to Filter-> Gaussian Blur

4. Make it about 2 to 3.4 pixels depending on the size of your image

5.Go to Layer->Layer Style->Blending Options

6.Go to blend mode-> Hard Light

7.Press Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer

Now we will start coloring!

8. Use the brush to color over of your image.

FFA4DB-pink, FFF14B-yellow, DE00FF-purple, and 9BA4DB- blue

9. Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian again, and make the pixel about 100-200 depending of the size of your image. Then press ok.

10. Go to Layer-> Layer Style-> Blending Options-> Blend Mode-> Hard Light, then press ok.

11. Make the colored layer to 70-75% opacity.

12.The drag the duplicate layer (known as Background Copy) and put it over the colored layer.

13. Click Background copy, then press Ctrl+E to emerge the two layers

And your done!

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or comment. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial :)


Tutorial Comments

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By AjKiNG305 on Aug 10, 2009 7:59 pm

haha i didnt think this tutorial would be so successful for alot of people :P

By CERTiFiEdGANGStAoO9 on Mar 21, 2009 6:29 pm

oooh i tried it and the outcome was really sweet:]

By lolili on Feb 6, 2009 7:31 pm

i did get the coloring to work...but i need lots of practice :-X

By labellavida on Jan 19, 2009 6:05 pm

when I get to step 8 to color the image with the brush tool ...the colors won't change they stay in this gray color and white. :(

By labellavida on Jan 19, 2009 4:54 pm

ooh snaps, this turned out better then i expected (:

By hiphopheadj on Jan 7, 2009 10:36 pm

I LOVE this!
But I usually just stop after step 10.
I think it looks better there.


By Z0MGsz on Nov 9, 2008 12:39 pm

I love this!!! Mine turned out pretty!!! Thanks!

By MiiszBreezii on Oct 5, 2008 4:13 pm

Incredible :]
*faves* for suuure:D

By aliiicimo on Sep 28, 2008 5:16 pm

i loveee you! tysm!

By breebutt1234 on Aug 23, 2008 1:00 pm
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Tutorial Details

Author CERTiFiEdGANGStAoO9 View profile
Submitted on Jun 15, 2008
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Comments 27
Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Jun 16, 2008

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