Course Features

  • On-demand Video

    Watch 2 hours on-demand video at your own pace, in your own time & on desktop or mobile device.

  • 66+K Students Worldwide

    Over 59,000 Students worldwide are enrolled in Digital Art Classes online courses.

  • High Quality Resources

    This course contains high quality supporting materials, free to download.

Course description

The traditional process of toning black and white images involved experimenting in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals. Fortunately nowadays we can replicate these effects and tone digital monochrome images during the post-processing stage.

In the "Master the Art of Colouring Black and White Photographs" course you will learn how to add emotional value to your monochrome photographs. We will show you how to turn your finely tuned black and white conversions into impactful artwork

To get a taste of toning effects you can start by applying our 10 handcrafted Photoshop Actions. They are ready to download and very helpful when managing big projects containing multiple images. With one button click you can apply complex colourisation to multiple images.

With this course you will in no time learn how to evaluate your black and white images and enhance their mood with powerful toning techniques. Start with neutral monochrome image and discover endless possibilities available with skilful digital colouring. Make your images nostalgic and dreamy with creamy sepia tones or create cool, remote ambient by injecting blue tone. You can go fo modern, sophisticated look an a more neutral side or try vintage print toning that mimics the way photographic prints fade and turn yellow over time. Get the washed-out look or go for deep, saturated tones. Your images - your vision!

Toning monochrome photographs is great fun - learn techniques presented in this course and enjoy playing with your favourite black and white images. When you enroll in the course you will get access to high quality supporting materials (8 high resolution TIFF files) - they are downloadable and you can use them to speed up the learning process

The "hands-on" tutorial part of the course is based on the provided image base, you don't have to waste time on searching for suitable images. If you are hungry for more, we have prepared for you list of free online resources - with just a few clicks you can download amazing photographs to play with.

Join the course and start creating breathtaking, subtly toned black and white artwork!

What will I learn?

  • You will gain understanding of the principles behind effective black and white toning processes

  • You will learn how to properly apply colouring to black and white photographs - considering their tonal palette

  • You will learn how to create and add a Monotone colorisation effect to your images

  • You will learn how to create and apply a Duotone / Split Tone colorisation effect to your images

  • You will learn how to apply colorisation processes in a non-destructive way

  • You will learn how to load and apply prerecorded Actions available with this course to automate colorisation

  • You will create ready to print tinted photograph with a colour passepartout

  • You will improve your photo editing workflow

What Students say?

"Excellent presentation. On my way to experimenting in ways I did not know about. Thank you for the actions included in this course." Wanda Sanders


"One of the most professionally presented courses I have taken. The style is such that the presenter really could be sitting right next to you and gently discussing and demonstrating the possibilities you now have before you. Inspirational. The set of pre-recorded actions will provide confidence for the beginner." Brian George


"Totally enjoy her meticulous and organised teaching style ... great learning. Thank you!" Annemarie Clinton


"Highly recommended! Excellent instructor and fun experience. Love the supporting pics, very inspiring. Every b&w photography fan will enjoy this course. Thanks!" Madeleine Farry


  • Kasia Zmokla

    Instructor Bio:

    Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer and video creator with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. She worked full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer for numerous clients around the world. Her work is displayed internationally including the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is a founder of Digital Art Classes where she makes complex concepts easy to grasp. She is also an active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo. Born in Poland. She received her formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

    Kasia Zmokla

    Photographer & Educator

    Kasia Zmokla

Course curriculum

Master the Art of Colouring Black and White Photographs


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