I have tons of old black and white photos...sepia..and every color inbetween. I have successfully recolored photos in the past, because I like to use them with my LOs, art journals, etc....but it seems that only super bright colors seem to work on them...(pink is actually the best)

Does anyone know of any good tuts or know how I can better recolor or colorize photos??? I have PSE9 and I would like to be able to colorize them more realistically.

Also does anyone know what the best way to extract is? I use the magic extractor alot...but i still end up having to erase and then my lines end up all bumpy and not real smooth....any hints or tips on doing this an easier or better way?