Photo colourisation is usually performed on a black and white photo, adding colour by hand to bring the photo to life. This can also be treated as a repair to colour photos that have suffered fading or colour shifts.

Hand colouring or overpainting was the easiest and most effective method for producing full colour photographs right up until the mid twentieth century when Kodak introduced colour film. Thankfully the digital age means that we can now “reasonably” quickly and effectively produce a full colour photograph from a black and white photograph. Now… I say reasonably because it’s not just as simple as colouring in. There are lots of factors to consider, light changes in temperature in both shadow and sunlight. Colours can reflect and change the colour of nearby surfaces. Consider the variations of skin tones on a single face. There is much more to hand colouring than learning the basics of photoshop.

Photo requiring restoration servicePortrait Photo Restoration

I’ll require references to hair and eye colour, as well as any other details of colours you feel are important.

A perfect gift – imagine the look on a loved ones face when they see a black and white photo bought to life with colour. If this is something you would like for yourself or a loved one then please don’t hesitate to Request a Quote and I will be in touch.

*We post before and after comparisons on our social media channels and website – if you don’t want your images shown please just let us know*