Help! The colorizing tool isn't working!

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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I'm following a tutorial provided by my com tech teacher, but I've run into an issue.

The tutorial states the following:

  • Find an old photo to use. I googled: Old Black and white photos.
  • Open it in Photoshop

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  • Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer for the first color you will add

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  • Check the Colorize box to add color. Adjust the sliders until you find the right color for the part you are coloring. In this case, I am adding color to the face and arms, so I will choose a skin tone color.

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  • Select your paint bucket tool and check to make sure it is set to black. Click on the picture and the colour should disappear. 

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  • Next select the brush tool and flip the colour to white. This will allow you to paint the color back in where you want it to appear. 

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  • If you paint in color where you don’t want it, you can always flip the colour back to black and it lets you paint the color back out.
  • For each new colour you want to add, add a new hue/saturation layer.

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The problem is, when I get to the step where you use the paintbucket tool, nothing happens. I'm really not sure why, because as far as I can tell I'm following the instructions correctly. Weirdly enough, it did work the first time but then it stopped working when I created a second hue/saturation layer. I even tried resetting the whole document to retry, but it still refused to work. If anyone could help me figure out the problem, I'd really appreciate it. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Select the layer mask, not the adjustment layer then just use Edit/Fill to convert the mask to black.

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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