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Old Jul 20, 2003, 4:32 PM   #1
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Ok, I have a picture of a little boy holding flowers out to his mother, and I want to change to photo to black and white, but keep the flowers colored. I am using photoshop 7.0 and have figured out how to color the flowers after I have changed to photo to a black and white, but it is not the origial/natural color I had wanted. Is there any way to keep the origional color of the flowers and have the rest of the photo black and white? Thank you!

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Old Jul 20, 2003, 5:38 PM   #2
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Your lucky I want to do the same thing but havent figured out any of it the conversion Still trying I have elements and 6.0
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Old Jul 20, 2003, 7:04 PM   #3
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Layers. Think layers.

*- Make a duplicate and convert it to gray scale (B&W)
*- Put that into a layer on top of the color image.
*- Erase the flower in the gray scale layer.

Better than erasing is to use a layer mask for the gray scale layer, then mess with the layer mask so the color comes through. Better because it is completely reversable.
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Old Jul 20, 2003, 7:07 PM   #4
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ok thanks bill
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 11:49 AM   #5
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BillDrew,

Thank you so much for your help but I have yet another question. :?: :? When I try and change the duplicate layer to greyscale, I'm am asked to either flatten or not flatten my image to change it. If I flatten it, the first layer dissapears. If I don't flatten it, both layers turn to greyscale. Am I doing someting wrong or what? Thank you!

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I have PS 6.0 so there might be some differences.

I just duplicate the layer, then use the channel mixer to make it monochrome (image>adjust>channel mixer), or you can just desaturate it (image>adjust>hue/saturation). If you look around, you will find all kinds of techniques for getting to monochrome.

Do not try to change the mode - that will apply to all layersm, i.e., they will both be monochorme
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Alrighty, now that I've got that all figured out (thank you Bill) I'm having trouble with putting the b/w layer on top of the colored one, or into the same layer. I'm kind of confused. :? Again. Sorry! I haven't had photoshop for all that long so I'm new to it. But once I figure this out, I'm pretty sure I can get the rest. Thank you!!

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Old Jul 31, 2003, 6:06 AM   #8
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i do that like this
1.convert image to grayscale and than back to RGB
2.flower from original image with Lasso tool or beter with Magnetic Lasso tool copy to diferent layer
3.use history brusk to revert colour on flower

And that is all folks !
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