Question about black and white pictures

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cycocelica, Jan 1, 2006.

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    cycocelica

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    It is a very common thing but I was wondering how when you have a black and white picture, how you make just one thing color? Dumb question maybe but I really want to know how to do this. Thanks.
     
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    beige matchbox

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    #2
    Not sure if this is what you mean, but...

    Excuse the picture content, was a random choice :rolleyes:

    Take you full color image,

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    Make a copy of it in a new layer and remove the color, have a play to make it look nice. Cut out the bits you want to be in color.

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    Add em together and what have you got?

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    Done in photoshop elements2, no idea if its the"right" way to do it, but it works for me :cool:
     
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    mad jew

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    beige matchbox, your petrol is ridiculously expensive. :(
     
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    homerjward

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    there was a thread about just that recently. several techniques were mentioned.
     
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    cycocelica

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    thanks a lot guys. Ill be sure to check out that other thread.
     

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