How to do this...

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  1. NM Rich

    NM Rich TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone know how this effect was done? I like the grayed out background but keeping a couple objects in color...
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    Thanks for any suggestions!
    Rich
     
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    If I'm not mistaken this is called Selective Coloring. The image was in color then using software (ie: Photoshop) they select the area they wish to keep colored, then desaturate the rest of the image making it B&W. I'm not sure on all the steps since I haven't tried it myself on a photo but I'm sure its not to hard.
     
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    My technique for doing this is:

    Open file > Create new layer > Turn that layer to black and white > Erase from that layer to the background layer (Which will be the one in color) > only erase what you want in color

    Hope that helps

    ~Michael~
     
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    I find a layer mask is a bit easier to use but Iflynethings approach should work fine as well
     
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    Thanks for the tips... I think I might give it a try!
     
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    you can also use your paint brush in PS and change the mode to color. just another way of achieving this
     
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    Or shoot film, print on paper, and hand color. There's a few people in here who do it that way.
     
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    Which would be the alternative process way. :hail:
     
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    Or would it be the normal process?
    It was around first after all...
     
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    yeah... I meant normal.... this is the "alternative" board...but because its alternative, its normal to us. :confused: LOL...:lmao:dang it's confusing. Anyways...:hail: NormalRocks...that is normal to us. Alternative to them. what ever!:wav::lmao:
     
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    One of us just spent the weekend teaching very eager students the traditional craft. :mrgreen:

    As astounding as it sounds....interest lives. I never saw so many adults happily getting their fingers pigment-stained. :lol:
     
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    Good adults! good adults! :lmao: We need them for back up when we take over the world! Alternative domination!:hail::hail::hail:
     

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