Old Photo Restoration and Hand Colouring

This photograph was retouched and colourised using Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos 3. For this photograph I used solid colour adjustment layers with the blending mode for that layer set to Color.

A separate colour adjustment layer was used for each part of the photograph eg. background, skin, eyes, makeup etc. In total the work took about three days, including scanning, retouching and colourising the original. The resulting image was then printed as a 5″ x 7″ photograph.


Before and After Colorising Treatment
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Final Photograph