Saturday, February 16, 2008

Selective color (or, how to turn a photo b&w and keep one area in color)

There are several ways to actually do this, but I'm going to post the way I know is compatible with both full photoshop and photoshop elements. :)

Open the photo you wish to do selective color on.

Duplicate the layer by choosing Layer>Duplicate.
Photobucket

No need to name the layer, but you can if you want, and click OK.

Go into Image>Adjustments>Gradient Map.

Photobucket

Choose the Black/White gradient. This will turn your entire photo b&w but don't worry! We'll bring the color back in the next step!

Photobucket

Now select your Eraser tool. Adjust the size according to the area you wish to bring the color back on. I set the hardness of the eraser to 0 and I usually lower the opacity of the eraser (at the top of the page) to around 50% because bringing back 100% of the color is usually "too much", but it's up to you and your taste!

Photobucket

Start erasing over the area of the photo you wish to return to color (I normally zoom in while I do this to be more accurate). Take your time, it's a bit tedious but if you take your time and be more precise it will look much better!

Photobucket

Once you are done erasing and you are happy with how it looks, just flatten your image and save!

Photobucket

16 comments:

Radiogirl said...

Thanks for the tutorials. Really cool. I plan to reference them - alot and share them w/others. Thanks much.

Scrapper88 said...

How sweet of you to take time to do this!!

Staci said...

I've been playing around with your tutorials with PSE 5.0. I can do most of what you are showing. Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! I have never really been able to understand how people used thir program, but I may finally be getting it!!

Thanks again...

Tiffany said...

Thanks for doing this one for us, Jess!!! you are Heaven-sent!!!!

Lydia said...

I came across your page and I love how simple you lay this step by step out. TFS!

barb michelen said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

You are magnificent! WOW you make this so easy to learn! thank you thank you thank you for sharing!

*Jennifer* said...

WOW-I have finally take the time to look at your blog. thank you So very much for taking the time to do this. PS completly eludes me, but looking at you tutorials, i feel confident enough to go try. Thanks again!

stefanycmt said...

THANK YOU! This is wonderful of you! I got CS3 as a gift and haven't been able to figure it out but you have shown me so much! Thanks Thanks Thanks!

Jay Gallagi said...

Why use the Eraser over a Mask?

Antoinette said...

I thank God for the Photoshop software. I always use this for editing my pictures. I can hide my pimples and even my wrinkles. Honestly, I still want to enhance my face though. That's why I'm looking forward to have a blepharoplasty. NJ is very popular for this kind of procedure. Like my sister who had her botox, NJ is my first choice for finding a safe beauty enhancement service.

Subrato Biswas said...

Indian Bhabhi Nude Boobs Photos, Big Boobs Desi Aunty


South Indian Hot Masala Aunty In Saree Photos


Big Breasted Indian Porn Star Sex Photos


New Married Bhabhi HoneyMoon Photo Leaked


Desi Girlfriend Payal Fucked Her Hairy Chut


Desi Housewife Bhabhi Hairy Chut Pictures


Busty Desi Aunty Showing Hairy Pussy Get Fucked


Indian Desi Bhabhi Nude Pics, Showing Big Boobs & Hairy Choot Pics


Desi Indian Girls Sucking Penis, Desi Hairy Dick Sucking


High Class Busty Aunty Big Boobs n Hairy Pussy Show

Subrato Biswas said...

Mallu Indian Aunty Fat Ass Hard Fucking And Sucking Big Dick


Sexy Indian Girl goes Nude Showing Big Boobs n Shaved Pussy


Matured Desi Aunty Exposing Boobs n Pussy get Fucked Pics


Sexy Indian Bhabhi Hiking Saree Showing Choot n Ass Pics


Sexy Indian Girl goes Nude Showing Big Boobs n Shaved Pussy


Sexy Indian Bhabhi Hiking Saree Showing Choot n Ass Pics

Subrato Biswas said...

Indian Call Girls Photo Gallery ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Mallu Indian Aunty Penis Sucking Photos ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Big Boos Desi Girls Pictures ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Hairy Pussy Desi Bhabhi Pics ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Busty Indian Aunty Fucking Wallpapers ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Bollywood Actress Naked Photos ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Hairy Pussy Desi Bhabhi Pics ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Busty Indian Aunty Fucking Wallpapers ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Bollywood Actress Naked Photos ### www.indiancallgirlz.com

Subrato Biswas said...


@@@ Indian Adult Porn Photo Blog @@@
@@@ Desi Aunties Naked Pictures @@@
@@@ Bollywood Actress Nude Photo Album @@@
@@@ Mallu Hot Indian Naked Aunty Pics @@@
@@@ Sexy Pakistani Girls Wallpapers @@@
@@@ Indian College Girls Pictures @@@
@@@ Hot Indian School Girls Photos @@@
@@@ Nude Busty Desi Aunties Boobs @@@
@@@ Hottest Bhabhi Hairy Pussy Gallery @@@
@@@ Desi College Girls Hidden Camera Nude Photo @@@
@@@ Indian Adult Porn Photo Blog @@@
@@@ Desi Aunties Naked Pictures @@@
@@@ Bollywood Actress Nude Photo Album @@@
@@@ Mallu Hot Indian Naked Aunty Pics @@@
@@@ Sexy Pakistani Girls Wallpapers @@@
@@@ Indian College Girls Pictures @@@

Subrato Biswas said...

Indian Girls Penis Sucking blowjob, oral sex


Desi Indian aunties pussy photo gellary


Sexy Sunny Leone in red bikini in bath room photoshoot


Sunny Leone latest hot topless photo shoot


Indian girls aunties boobs pussy photo gallery


Indian girl showing nude boobs ass photo after drink


Desi ladkiyon ki lund chusai photo


South Indian housewife from Gurgaon sleeping nude photo


Tribal family nudism picture


Desi Milf pussy showing pics