Add color to black-and-white photos with the
Colorize Neural Filter.

Whether you’re reviving an old family portrait or adding a painterly pop of color, the Colorize tool automatically chooses the best colors for your black-and-white photo. Adjust global colors, saturation, and more — you can even change colors in specific areas of your photo.

How to use the Colorize filter in Photoshop.

1. Layer it

Open your image and duplicate your layer.

2. Colorize it

Choose Neural filters in the Filters menu and select the Colorize option.

3. Adjust it

Fine-tune your colors in the Adjustments options.

A colourised layer on top of a black and white layer of a man skateboarding

Create a new layer.

Get in the habit of creating a new layer before you touch your source image, so you always have the original. Then you can use layer masks to add the right colours to every part of the image.

Black and white photo of a man skateboarding

Remove dust and scratches.

If you’re working on an old photo, you can quickly remove dust flecks and scratches with the Spot Healing brush. Simply adjust your brush size to your spot and click away.

Baby blue background with a white T-shirt of a man skateboarding

Neutralise the colour and adjust the contrast.

If the photo is sepia-toned, add a black-and-white adjustment layer to neutralise the colour and a Levels adjustment layer to fix the contrast.

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