How to convert a BW image to color?

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  1. daniel_p

    daniel_p TPF Noob!

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    Hello people, is there any way to convert a black and white picture to full color? The only way I can imagine would be to somehow convert it from grayscale to "redscale" (shades of red), then to "greenscale", then to "bluescale", and then somehow combine these 3 versions to make a colored version of the original photo.

    As you can probably tell, I don't really know what I'm talking about, so I don't know if that's even possible. Is it? If so, what program would I use and how? I'm hoping there are some photoshop gurus here that could answer my question. Thanks!
     
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    I've actually colorized black and white photos by selection regions then Adjust - Curves. Worked very nice.
     
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    convert grayscale to cmyk - use channel mixer to adjust selected areas such as skin and clothes etc.
     
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    You could handcolor it. Otherwise you're going to have a lot of work cut out for you. :)

    (there's a funny joke in there........)
     
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