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Old Apr 29, 2006, 11:04 AM   #1
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I've seen the pictures where some parts are black and white, and one part is color. How does one go about doing this? I haven't been able to figure that one out.

Your help is deeply appreciated.

You will have to know, I am a beginner... so I am trying hard to learn! Any and all comments on my pictures, etc are greatly appreciated!

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 11:07 AM   #2
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I use Paint shop pro 9. there is a change to target brush/tool. This tool changes to color to B&W or any tone value you want, red, blue, pink or what ever color you want. Simply click on parts of image you want B&W and leave the parts you want in color alone.
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Steve, In Photoshop 7 I convert a colour image to black and white and then use the history brush tool to go over the bits you want the original to show through (ie. the colour version). I hope this makes sense.

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In Photoshop (my preference, been using it since I was in nappies)... the best way to go about this, so you don't stuff up is:

1. DUPLICATE: Open file in PS, "right-click" the current layer and select "duplicate."

2. DESATURATE: Select the duplicated layer, ie. "layer 2" go to the file menu titled "image" then select "desaturate." This will remove all colour from "layer 2" (except black, if you call it a colour).

3. CREATE LAYER MASK: Go to the file menu titled "Layer,"select "Layer mask" and "Reveal All." The layer mask will appear to the right of the thumbnail in your layer palette.

4. ERASE, PAINT or MARQUEE: Using the Eraser tool, Paint Brush tool or Marquee tool (including lasso and magic wand) "erase/paint" or "select and delete" the areas of the image you want coloured.

Note: by using a layer mask, if you stuff up, just swap you colours around from black to white and paint back the area you missed!

If you want to colour areas in on a exsisting B&W image I can step you through this!
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Yazzy, I for one am grateful for your reply to Steve. I have only been using Photoshop a few months and am finding it awesome.

The talk through you've described for Steve will be a great help to us all.

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Always happy to help!!! :lol:

I love photoshop! You can do pretty much anything in it!

Paintshop pro is good, but I just can't get my head around it.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I do appreciate it! I will work and tinker.

It's always nice to be able to have help!



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Amen brothers!!! I also came away happy with your chat here. My thanks...

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For those like myself, who use Photoimpact, an easy way I have found is to copy image, convert to b/w, then clone in relative mode from the original picture with brush in colorize mode. Brush characteristics can be changed without losing starting point. Can also use this to create paintings by choosing the appropriate brush.

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I agree with Yazzy: use layers and layer masks if your software supports them. The key point is that changes are reversable so you can always do further work in case you mess up or you decide the outline needs to be done in more detail.

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