Ever wonder how you can enhance your photo and look even greater? You can do this yourself easily in a few steps in Photoshop (or GIMP if you prefer it). Try it yourself and see how it makes wonders for you!
A plain black and white like this photo of Drew Barrymore below
can be converted into these:
How is it done?
Step 1: Open a black and white photo. If you don’t have it, no problem. Open your colored photo, duplicate and desaturate it (Image>Adjustments>Desaturate…).
Step 2: Press Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer. A dialog box will appear, and the layer’s name is Layer 1 (by default). Rename this into say, Gold, because we will be using this color in the following step.
Step 3: Pick the soft Brush Tool with the color gold (dcbe2f)
Step 4: Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation…and set the following values: Hue=0, Saturation=-50, Lightness=-10. Note: the values can be changed depending on the photo you’re editing. This is the expected output:
Step 5: Merge all visible layers then save.
Step 1: Duplicate the original photo. Make sure RGB mode is selected (Image>Mode>RGB…). Don’t flatten image when the dialog box is prompting you what to do.