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Black and white photo with color

Black and white photo with color

Black and white photo with color

I'm trying to take a colored picture of a baby turn it black and white except the eyes i want them to stay blue.

Is there any way you can help me or is there online tutorials that can help me do this?

I assume I'm going to need to use something with layers but i am not sure how.

RE: Black and white photo with color

Cut the eyes out of the coloured picture using the freehand tool. You will probably need to zoom in to do this. Save the eyes as a seperate file. Next convert the coloured image to grey scale. Now paste in the eyes over the grey image. Done.

RE: Black and white photo with color

No need to use a different file, just copy and paste them as a new layer onto the same file. Then just make the bottom layer B/W.


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RE: Black and white photo with color

No need to copy and paste them either - just select them and then pick "promote to layer" from the selection menu.

Or - for another way to do it - duplicate the whole image as a new layer, then convert this new layer to black and white. You can then use the eraser tool to rub out the black & white layer and allow the coloured layer to show through from behind.

You should be able to find more detailed tutorials if you Google for "selective color" or "selective desaturation" (many might be for Photoshop, but will often apply just as well to PSP)

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