How to Colorize and Restore an Old Damaged Photo

Photoshop enthusiast Shawn Pollock has been practicing his skills at retouching and colorizing old B&W photos in recent days, and while searching for historical photos to work on, he came across this photo of a couple.

The portrait was captured by early 20th-century Romanian war photographer Costic─â Acsinte, whose extensive body of work can be found in this Flickr archive.

Upon seeing the damaged photo, Pollock knew exactly what he needed to do to restore it:

That looks about right.

P.S. If you’d like to learn how to colorize black-and-white photos yourself, here’s the PiXimperfect 19-minute Photoshop tutorial by PiXimperfect that Pollock learned from.