How to make one object in color with else B&W in Photoshop??

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by c073186, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    How can I turn a picture black and white while keeping one object in color in Photoshop?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Select the object using the magnetic lasso, then layer via copy, and desaturate the background layer.

    Simplest explanation I can think of.
  3. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    Quick Mask Mode. This will allow you to take the paint brush tool and paint around the object you want to select, then convert it to a Clipping Path, which will allow you to do anything you want to just that selected area.
  4. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    As suggested, you have to isolate the object you want to have color.
  5. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    yep, the easiest way to do it does depend on what you want to colour etc though. Magnetic lasso is good for some things, selective colour is good for others, it really is a case of try it and see for the first few times in my opinion.

    I normally copy the 'colour' bit to a new layer and duplicate the original image so that the original is always there until you know you've finished. The b&w can be done via desaturate or one of the layer filters.

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