Selective coloring

Discussion in 'Photoshop Challenges' started by stang96mj, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. stang96mj

    stang96mj TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    How do you do this in Photoshop Elements 6? TIA(Thanks in advance) ;)
     
  2. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The only way I can think of is PSE is:
    - create a second, duplicate layer
    - desaturate the new layer
    - Use the mask or eraser (if no mask) on the area you want the colour to come out on the duplicate layer
     
  3. stang96mj

    stang96mj TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks. But how do i fix it where the color has gone off the subject i am "erasing"?
     
  4. J.Kendall

    J.Kendall TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    fo ni thr wu fi, Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Are you saying that you desaturated that part and want to color it again?
     
  5. stang96mj

    stang96mj TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Certain things in the picture, yes.
     
  6. J.Kendall

    J.Kendall TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    fo ni thr wu fi, Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    After you desaturate the entire image, you can't color it without either un-doing the desaturation, or creating another layer that you can add color to.
     
  7. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Exactly. You need to have colour there in the first place.

    If you shot an image with a black and white setting in your camera, you cannot get that colour back into the image. You'd have to manually use a paint brush to do so, which would probably yield horrible results.

    Which is why I never shoot BW in camera, I always convert to BW in processing.

    If you have created the two layers, top desaturated and bottom coloured, and you are using the erase tool to bring out the colour from the photo underneath and make a mistake and take out too much, simply undo.

    That is why the Layer Mask function in Photoshop (I dont think PSE has this) is a great tool, as you don't really erase something, you just chose to hide it and can always unhide it if need be.

    I would highly suggest heading to YOUTUBE and do a search on a video that shows you how to do this.
     
  8. stang96mj

    stang96mj TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    ok thanks for your help
     
  9. Whinnie

    Whinnie TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does your program have a history brush? That works too.
    If it does, you can do this:
    Take the image, and convert it to BW. Do NOT edit in any other way- cropping, sizing etc. It will not work. Then using the history brush simply "paint" over the parts of the image. I usually use a soft edged brush and its very "nice" and doesn't pick up too much of what you DONT want it to do
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how do you un desaturate photoshop
,
how to un desaturate
,
how to un desaturate in photoshop
,
how to un-desaturate an image
,
how to undesaturate
,
how un desaturate
,
selective color undo
,
selective coloring
,
un desaturate
,

un-desaturate