Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is a fun technique. You see it a lot in pictures with roses, where the roses are red but everything else is black and white.
First: Open up your image and create a new adjustment layer. Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation. Name the layer whatever you want. When you hit ok the hue/saturation box will pop up. Turn the saturation down to -100.
Next: With that layer selected click on the paintbrush tool. Pick a size for the paintbrush that is the right size for the area that you want to turn to color. Use the soft edged brush so that you don't have too sharp of an edge. Turn the opacity down to 50% and have black as the foreground color.
Finally: Paint the area that you want to be colored and the original color should come through. In some of the photos I wanted a little bit more color in some of the other areas so I turned the opacity down to 10% and made my brush really big to go over those areas.