Quick photoshop question

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  1. realitycheck3907

    realitycheck3907 TPF Noob!

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    Alright guys everyone has seen the pictures of someone in black and white but the person is holding a flower which is still the original color of the flower. So far I dont know what to call this so I dont know how to find a tutorial for this on the internet. Does anyone have a tutorial or can tell me how to do this. I sure would appreciate this.
    Oh yeah this is my first post, looking forward to getting to know you guys. :D
     
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    It's called, "Selective colouration". Google "photoshop selective coloration tutorial" and you should get quite a few returns.
     
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    tired iron thanks so much. My wife has been looking for this for a while now but we didnt know the name so we couldnt find it. We're just now starting to play with photoshop, as you can tell. So thanks again.
     
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    First off, are you starting out with a colored picture or a black and white? I am just starting photography but have been using PS for a while now. No matter what, you're going to have to find a way to select the object you want to color first. I have tried many different ways but the photoshop plug-in called Fluid Mask has worked great for me when making a selection of objects. Here is a sample:

    Original in B&W
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    First, I selected my subject. Then, I added a mask of color. I did this both for the skin and lips. If the picture would have been color to begin with, I would have had an easier time just B&Wing the background. It was a pain to find the correct color of skin and lips that I wanted but it was fun. This technique also works on changing eye color. Hope this helped.
     
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    Yup, the key is in masking. I haven't done a lot of this, but with careful masking and a color picture to start, it's really quite easy. The advantage of masks is that they are nondestructive. This is a pretty good primer on layer masks in Photoshop: Lunacore Photoshop Training - Layer Masks tutorial (part 1/3)

    My only example so far (done over six months ago, when I was still learning Photoshop. Err, I'm still learning, but you get the idea.), nothing like the above superb example, but I thought I'd post it anyway:

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    It's called Selective Color or Colorizing.

    Here's my illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on it:
    http://www.jimsdigitaldiary.com/colorizing.html

    There are several other ways to do something similar. But the key to doing it well involves two things (technically): 1. Clean and accurate selection, and 2. a basic understanding of layers.


    Have fun with it. And if you'd like to see a whole series of images I've done using the flowers and border idea I showed in the tutorial, check out my "Escapes" page at: http://www.cafepress.com/jimmcdadephoto
     

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