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The objective of this tutorial is to help you mix color photography with black and white photographs. There are several ways to achieve this - here is one way...

Have you ever went to a Kodak store and saw a picture of a baby and the only thing that was color was her dress? I'm going to teach you this.

Note: I will have examples soon.

001: Open up a fully color photo.

002: Go to Image >> Image Size - resolution, 300.

003: Duplicate the layer; turn off eyeball of original background.

004: Open a NEW photoshop document; (File >> New) color mode should be grayscale (not RGB).

005: Edit >> Paste (your photo should show up in a new window).

006: Click on the move tool (the black arrow) and drag the new grayscale photo back into the original color document window.

007: You should see your grayscale photo on it's own, new layer.

008: Line up the two images directly on top of each other.

009: On the grayscale layer, magnetic lasso around the rose

010: Then hit the delete key

011: You should now see the color within the grayscale layer

012: Got to Layer >> Flatten Image (hit "ok" for discarding any hidden layers)

I hope this helped a lot. Have any questions? Ask me and I will help you.

Tutorial Comments

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this would be nice with pictures.
just saying.

By shakeene on Jan 4, 2009 11:47 pm

on number five, you can just drag the orig background into the new document :]

By mszdasani on Jan 6, 2008 11:01 am

Im getting stuck on number 5!!! =[

By AleenasMommy326 on Dec 17, 2007 3:23 pm

I usually am a very visual person but the instructions were very clear so I was able to follow and successfully completed it!!! THANKS SOOOO MUCH!

By kimt08 on Oct 25, 2007 3:01 am

examples? it would help us to know what your talking about :)

By gurliechick on Oct 16, 2007 11:51 pm

is it ok if you post some examples?

By miszxjojo on Oct 8, 2007 1:35 pm

Good tutorial. It would of been better with examples. for those who are more visiual.

By NoWhereGirl1 on Oct 5, 2007 11:44 pm

don't you have any pictures to show exmples?

By marr89 on Oct 5, 2007 3:42 am

i did it! I'm so happy :p

By yent0t on Oct 1, 2007 10:36 am

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Submitted on Sep 21, 2007
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