To recolor all or a portion of a B&W image.  

Read this about hand coloring photographs.Click on the picture of the shirts.Do a Google image search for hand tinting or hand coloring.

Some examples on flickr

Take a photograph of something that you think will lend itself to hand coloring (AKA hand tinting). Don't use just any old file.

To recolor a NEW color image, go to IMAGE>ADJUST>DESATURATE or use the b&w adjustment layer to get rid of the color first.

Convert the image to RGB mode (if if isn't already in RGB): IMAGE>MODE>RGB COLOR

Create a new layer over the layer you want to color. Change the layer blend mode (in the layers pallet at the top left the default is NORMAL. ) to: multiply, or screen, or overlay, or color, or darken, or?. The different layer blend modes will make the color look different. Do a little experimenting to get the effect you are looking for. Paint with one of the paint tools. Put each color on its own layer. You can also change the layer blend mode after the color is applied.

Create a layer mask on the color layer to clean it up.

Once you have a color on a layer, you can change the hue by going to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>HUE SATURATION. Experiment with the HUE, SATURATION, and LIGHTNESS sliders. That will only work for you if you have each color on its own layer.

Don't be afraid to do something a little different than what is natural. The object isn't to replicate what it was when it was color.

I'll show you some othere hand tinting techniques in class.

At least 50% of the image needs to be colored.

Note: this needs to be a new image, not an old file.

Special note: Your picture needs a strong center of interest. The hand coloring should bring attention to the subject, not bring attention away from it. If your subject is a monkey riding a unicycle, don't color the rhinoceros in the background.

 TURN IN:    
  1- 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 (horizontal or vertical) native resolution psd file. Name it, handtinted.psd. Place it in your Photography folder. Put a .jpg version on your website in the assignment section.  

Your assignment will be graded using these criteria:

From Mr. P's Photo Rubric

Is you image original, innovative and daring, or just another example of the same old thing? Does it fulfill the requirements for the assignment (see assignment requirements above) ?

Have you used the appropriate elements and principles of design that would enhance your photograph or did you just shoot what was in front of the camera? Have you used good composition or did you just place the center of interest in the center because it was easy?

Camera Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is the exposure correct? Was the appropriate aperture/shutter speed used (if applicable for your camera), did you find the best angle?

Computer Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is it resized correctly? Is it color corrected and sharpened?

Presentation: Is the artwork presented in a professional manner as outlined in the assignment?

Good luck