photoshop question!
Hey guys! I am a bit new to photoshop. I havea couple of questions. How can I make make an image black and white but retain the color on some..

AN example would be the attached picture. I want to make everything black and white and retain the color pf the lamp..

If anyone could give me a step by step process, it would be great. Thanks!.

P.s. I have the photoshop CS version if that helps..


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What you want to do is layer maskingHere is a link that will walk you through it

If your a real beginner and do not know how to adjust saturation levels click Ctrl UThe layers pallet is under window or F7as that step is missing in the link.

Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #1

Then it should look something like this.

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I used a different technique then in the link but that should work well for beginners.I used a gradient map instead of desaturate.I did this in about 2 minutes so edges might be a bit rough.

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Comment #2

Wow! two mins? lol..thanks! that is exactly the result I was looking for. Ill go ahead and read the article you sent!.


My thanks!..

Comment #3

Well ive been doing that kind of effect for many years so for me it's a simple thing to do.There is lots more detailed info out there.

Google "photoshop layer masking selective colour" +- the you in colour depending where you live Post your results when your done.

Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #4

Here is my take at it! it's not much, and the edges are a bit off, but it's great!.

To tell you the truth, it's only my second time opening photoshop. I usually just use picture project for the basic pp stuff..

Off topic here, but how come I cant seem to open raw file (*.nef) in ps?.

Thanks again. I learned something new today. I am a happy man!.

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Doni wrote:.

Off topic here, but how come I cant seem to open raw file (*.nef) in ps?.

Nothing is off's YOUR thread!.

You probably need to upgrade ACR. I think CS will accept the latest version? It's free from the Adobe site....

Charlie DavisNikon 5700, Sony R1, Nikon D300HomePage: http://www.1derful.infoBridge Blog:

Comment #6

If you can not open your raw files your in need of an update..

In photoshop click help> updates and update it all or just the latest camera raw update.Or you can go here support version 5 through CS3.

If your not sure what version you have click help> about photoshop.

What camera are you using?.

Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #7

Nice work for a first timer, now your hooked!.

With google and asking at this forum or the retouching forum you will soon be a regular photoshop user.Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #8

Thanks! I'm really hooked now, and want to try the different tricks photoshop offers!.

Pictures were taken with a Nikon D1H, 28-80 mm f/3.3-5.6, Sigma EF-500 Dg ST flash, and vivitar tripod!..

Comment #9

And there are lots of great things to do in photo shop.I even learn new things I never knew photoshop could do.Wow a D1H, your shooting with like one of the 1st DSLR's from NikonWell despite it being an oldie you still get nice pics Sparky_caGo take photos ..

Comment #10

The D1H has amazing output. It's a 2.75 megapixel camera, but that's more than enough for website use (and magazines up to a full page...a spread is pushing it)..

Ya gotta laugh at people who buy a 10 megapixel camera and only use the images for e-mail and prints no larger than 8x10. They're probably the same people who buy an Expedition to drive to the 7/11 around the corner...

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Sparky_ca wrote:.

Nice work for a first timer, now your hooked!With google and asking at this forum or the retouching forum you willsoon be a regular photoshop user.Sparky_caGo take photos .

LucyE- 510, 14-150 and 14-54 lens!U ZI owner!Olympus C30-20Z Member #98, Oly Division'Photography is the art of seeing what others do not.'.

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