View Full Version : How do make an object in full color while rest is B&W
12th of June 2010 (Sat), 17:46
I've seen some B&W photos where a particular object is in full color. I can sort of do it in Picasa, but it's not the select object, just an area. So allot of the color spills over.
I have CS4, Lightroom, as well as Picassa. I haven't installed DPP yet or any other Canon apps from the CD.
12th of June 2010 (Sat), 18:35
You need to create a new layer in CS3 and then covert that layer to black and white. Create a mask and then paint the area in where you want the colour to be. Lots of videos out there just do a search in Google.
12th of June 2010 (Sat), 18:42
if you google selective coloring and the software program you want to use, it'll come up with videos and websites with good easy tutorials. the easiest way for me is to use lightroom's adjustment brush with the saturation turned all the way down and auto masking turned on, then enlarge the brush size to pretty big and paint over everything that you want black and white. it's probalby doesn't achieve the best black and white contrast but it is the easiest way.
12th of June 2010 (Sat), 18:58
12th of June 2010 (Sat), 19:12
You can do it in Lightroom using desaturation and then a local saturation brush, but you do get more controls with Photoshop.
14th of June 2010 (Mon), 05:58
CS3/4 or 5: Desaturate color (Shift + Ctrl + U; in Windows) then use History brush for the specific object. The history brush gives you the color "as it was"...
Sorry for my (bad) english
14th of June 2010 (Mon), 06:18
CS4: Create a new layer, fill it with black, set blend mode to "color". Add layer mask and brush on it with black to "paint in" the color.
14th of June 2010 (Mon), 17:48
Friends don't let friends use selective color.
Seriously though, it's widely over-used. I'd only do it if someone specifically requested it, and even then I'd try to talk them out of it.
14th of June 2010 (Mon), 17:57
it's a cool effect on occasion. i haven't found that any of my photos have worked well if i tried using it though.
14th of June 2010 (Mon), 19:37
Here is a variation that you may find interesting. Use the black layer method and reduce opacity to desaturate instead of go black and white. Then do your selective color....
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