5. Colourise your photo using Neural Filters.
If you have a sepia or black-and-white photo that you want to colourise, create a new layer that contains all your previous layers by clicking Control + Alt + Shift + E on Windows or Command + Option + Shift + E on Mac. Then click Filter › Neural Filters › Colourise. Set the blending mode to Colour so you can make non-destructive edits on the new, colourised layer.
6. Export your restored photo.
You can save your image as a JPG, TIFF, PNG or other image file format of your choice.
Pro tips for photo retouching.
To get the most out of your photo enhancements, follow these expert tips.
Use a tablet.
Photoshop expert and educator Jesús Ramirez recommends you use a digital pen and tablet with the Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools. It’s much easier to make natural strokes and fine adjustments with a pen than with a mouse or track pad.
Keep your brush size small.
“It’s better if you have a small brush and make small strokes instead of painting over giant areas all at once,” says Ramirez. This helps your adjustments look as natural as possible.
Make many adjustment layers.
Instead of keeping all your adjustments on a single layer, Ramirez recommends separating them out to keep things organised. The more you can organise different adjustments, the easier it will be to go back and make specific edits later. “You might have one layer for the face, one for the hair, one for the background and so on,” says Ramirez about working on a portrait.