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September 1st, 2006, 07:12 PM
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Here's step by step how to achieve that black & white with a touch of color picture using photoshop.

1.) Open an image you want to ehance
2.) Go to Image>Mode>Greyscale
3.) Go to Image>Mode>RGB Color
4.) Select the History brush in your vertical toolbar to the left of the screen. You can find this icon by resting the cursor over each icon and reading the title for each one. (It looks like a paintbrush with a fading circle going aroud it)
5.) With the history brush, click the left button on the mouse and hold it down to reinsert the original color back into the picture. You can adjust the brush size in the top toolbar and select a smaller brush size for those little cracks and crevices.

Here is the finished product:
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September 5th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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September 20th, 2006, 01:33 PM
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How about in paint shop pro???? [/b]
Here is how I do it in PSP (i have 8.0)

I open the photo, copy it and then paste it as a new image. I make the new image black and white. To do that, I click on "Adjust" on the menu bar, go to "Hue and Saturation" and then I click on "Hue/Saturation/Lightness" and then I adjust to where the photo looks black and white. (this is all PSP 8)

I then copy the black and white image. I paste it on my original image, and I paste it as a new layer. Making sure I am on the b&w layer, I erase what I want to be color. You will know if you are on the wrong layer if the color does not show through. Once I have erased everything I want colored, I merge the layers, and then I save it Hope that helps somewhat.
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September 20th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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HI, I just got photoshop and i'm SUPER excited. Is there anyway to reverse the color if you accidentally do something you don't want in color? other than undo bc i didn't notice it right away. JW thanks!
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October 3rd, 2006, 08:34 AM
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I use photoshop, and a quick way to do it is:
press control+J
image-mode-grayscale
then use the eraser tool on the areas you want color
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January 19th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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How do you do this in Photoshop Elements 5. I just downloaded it and I couldn't figure it out in this program. Please help. I love the way those pictures look.
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February 4th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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March 6th, 2007, 07:32 PM
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I don't have elements But I would think you would just duplicate the layer and desaturate the top and erase the parts you want color from the black and white version. It should work pretty much the same.
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I don't have elements But I would think you would just duplicate the layer and desaturate the top and erase the parts you want color from the black and white version. It should work pretty much the same.[/b]
what does desaturate the top mean? i have elements and i can't figure it out. thanks!
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June 22nd, 2008, 10:34 AM
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Wow thanks! I have PSP and just tried it!!
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July 5th, 2008, 09:05 PM
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I've got some alternate instructions I posted a few weeks back:

Gimp 2.x
1) Open the image
2) Open the Layers dialogue (Dialogs > Layers)
3) Create a duplicate layer of the original by right clicking the "Background" layer in the Layers dialogue box and select "Duplicate Layer"
4) Make sure the Background copy is selected in the Layers dialogue
5) Desaturate the layer: Layer > Colors > Desaturate
6) Create a layer mask by right clicking the background copy layer in the Dialog box and click Add Layer Mask. Select "White (full opacity)" and press okay.
7) Zoom in on your image (400-600% works well)
8) Select the paintbrush tool, set the colour to black.
9) Use your paintbrush and fill in the colour again with it. The Fuzzy brush works great for edges.

Adobe Photoshop CS2
1) Open the image
2) Open the Layers dialogue (Window > Layers)
3) Create a duplicate layer of the original by right clicking the "Background" layer in the Layers dialogue box and select "Duplicate Layer"
4) Make sure the Background copy is selected in the Layers dialogue
5) Desaturate the layer: Image > Adjustments > Desaturate
6) Create a layer mask by going to Layer Mask > Reveal All
7) Zoom in on your image (400-600% works well)
8) Select the paintbrush tool, set the colour to black.
9) Use your paintbrush and fill in the colour again with it. The Fuzzy brush works great for edges
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July 10th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Wow, that's a LOT easier than the way I'd been doing it...way fewer steps. Thanks!
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June 24th, 2009, 02:14 PM
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I just make a duplicate of my original, make that black & white (in PS CS3 I just do Image>Adjustments>Black and White), and then erase what I want to be in color. Super easy and looks pretty good.


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November 14th, 2009, 09:31 PM
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you can do the same effect using masks as well.

(yes i'm aware that this thread is from 2006).

it's funny how there are many ways to do 1 thing hey lol.
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November 15th, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Thanks for the awesome tutorial! This is so easy!
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December 15th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Wow, that's a LOT easier than the way I'd been doing it...way fewer steps. Thanks!
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Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!!!!!
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