Monday, 7 November 2011

a flower of summer

back from black

To highlight a specific area in a photograph using photoshop.

(I'm using CS3)

original image
first step

convert the image to black and white using a Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer

Your image should now be black and white...

second step

select the brush tool
make sure the colours you have selected are BLACK and WHITE

step 3...

using the colour black and the brush tool, very carefuly select the area you want to be colour - you may have to zoom in to get the finer details selected (ctrl +) and reduce brush size (right mouse click and adjust your brush)

you must make sure third step is done whilst you are working on the top layer

this is what it should look like


another quick example