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Help with Photoshop

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by howard.a.s, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. howard.a.s

    howard.a.s Thread Starter

    Jul 22, 2005
    I've read several tutorials but still remain unclear as to how I would go about creating the effect whereby a colour photo is made black and white all except for perhaps an entire bouquet of flowers containing multiple colours. I have read how to make a photo black and white except for one single colour, but our bouquet of flowers would include all kinds of different colours. I guess I could draw around the bouquet using the lasso tool, but I can't see how I could accurately draw around anything using a mouse. Is there an easy way to do this, and any tutorials I could follow. Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop 6 are the versions I use. Any constructive help and advice would be gratefully received.
  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
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    I'd probably Copy to a new layer ... Ctrl+J
    Then make the original layer B/W
    On the new (color) Layer (above) ... Erase what you want to show in B/W - (layer below)
    I'd probably use a feathered edge Brush to erase.

    I tip to quickly erase ...
    The first click were you want to start to erase ..
    Then a Shift + Click will "join" to the previous click erase point ... etc ...
    This Shift+Click works on about any tool.

    Scroll to Zoom and Space Bar (hand tool) to reposition you work area ...
    Then accurately erasing with mouse is easy.

    Keyboard shortcuts are the trick
    My left hand is usually as busy as my mouse hand :D

    Scroll to Zoom is setup in Edit > Preferences > General > Zoom with Scroll wheel
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
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