Black and Whites

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  1. page_tyson

    page_tyson TPF Noob!

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  2. scorpion_tyr

    scorpion_tyr No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What you're talking about is selective coloring. I kind of like doing it, and a lot of the friends and family I do shots for like it, but it seems a lot of the photogs here don't like it, or are at least very picky about it.

    I don't use photoshop, but I do it in Gimp. I just open the image, select a new layer from visible, desaturate in the manner I like for the image, and then erase the B&W top layer of whatever I want to be color. Seems to work well for me I guess. Here's some examples:

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  3. SLRJoe

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    The way it's generally done (as far as I know) is one of two ways.
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    * Add an adjustment layer to completely desaturate the image.
    * Add a layer mask to this adjustment layer
    * Now, with the layer mask selected, using a suitably small brush with an opacity set to around 20% start to paint over the area you wish to bring back into colour. (paint using black, as black hides the layer mask, white brings it to the fore)

    2)
    * use the pen tool to draw around the item you wish in colour
    * make a selection of the pen path and copy and paste the element of the image into a new layer
    * desaturate the original layer.
     
  4. shmne

    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The best way to do selective coloring is to go into your program files, move photoshop (or gimp, depending on what you have) into the recycle / trash bin. Then empty said container. :greendev:
     

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