In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how to use the History brush tool to “repaint” some colour into an image. The History tool is an oft neglected but important part of your Photoshop toolkit. It’s easy to use and very versatile. It can restore details, colours or any attribute that appeared at an earlier point in the photo’s history.

One of the most popular ways to use the History Brush tool is covert an image to black and white and then paint back in the original colour in a small part of the image. This is used regularly in wedding photography and can produce a nice artistic effect.