The winner of the Creating Keepsakes subscription giveaway is commenter #5, Kathi Heifner who commented:
I have Photoshop Elements and haven’t learned all the tricks. Thanks for the tip, can’t wait to try.
Hey RP fans! Deena Boese from Creating Keepsakes magazine back at the table with another quick and easy Photoshop tutorial! This week’s tip comes from the request of last month’s tutorial reader Melinda. She wrote:
We’ve all seen those stunning black and white photos with a single item highlighted with a bright pop of color. If you’ve ever wondered how to recreate this look yourself, today is your day! There are probably a dozen different ways to add selective color to a black and white image in Photoshop. But today I’m going to show you my favorite quick and easy technique that can take a photo from blah to beautiful in under 5 minutes.
With just a few clicks of the mouse you can transform an ordinary photo from this:
Wanna learn how simple it is to selectively color a black and white photo? Read on!
6. Now it’s time for the magic! Use your brush to paint over the photo portion you want to appear in color. The black brush will reveal the color in the underlying layer. Adjust the brush size as needed for large areas and small details. If you make a mistake, simply change your brush color to white and paint over the error to conceal the unwanted color. Remember: Black reveals. White conceals.
And now you know! I hope have fun experimenting with creative ways to add selective coloring to your photos and layouts! It’s a quick and easy technique that has endless uses and options. For easy reference, I’ve included a PDF handout you can download and add to your “Wanna Learn How” library. And as a bonus gift, I’ve also included this 4x6 digital photo overlay you can download for FREE!
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