Topic: How to write around an image in photoshop
June 24, 2019 / By Brent Question:
How do I make only some items colored while everything else is black and white? CS3. What specific buttons and directions and parts of the toolbar? Thanks!
Ahern | 7 days ago
If what you want to do is take an image, convert most of it to black and white, but have some of the image remain in color, there are many methods for this. I've written a tutorial for one method, which teaches you how to use layer masks. It's rather long, but hopefully you will find it useful.
How to make image black and white with just one part color:
First, with your file open, go to File> Save As, rename the file, select Photoshop for the file type, and select where you want to save it to. Then hit Save. You always want to work on a copy of your image, leaving the original image alone.
With your Layers palette open (always keep that open, it's just too useful!) grab the layer and drag it to the bottom of the palette onto the icon that looks like a square page with a corner turned. This is the New layer button, what you are doing is creating a new layer from your original layer. (note, if your original layer has a little lock icon by it and its name is Background, double click on it and it will give you a little dialog box that will have a new name of Layer 0. You can rename it or accept that name, just click ok. Now you can edit that layer if you need to.)
Click on the top layer (the new one you created) to make sure it is selected. Go to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate (this is one way to make something that was color into black and white, actually shades of gray. In Photoshop there are many ways to do something, so experiment!). This layer should now be black and white. To see that the bottom layer is still color, click the little eye icon next to the layer thumbnail in the Layers Palette for the top layer. This hides the layer and will show the layer underneath. Now click the square with the eye icon to turn it back on.
With the top layer (the black and white one) highlighted (selected), click on the icon on the bottom of the Layers Palette that looks like a circle in a square. That's the Layer Mask icon. You have just applied a Layer Mask to the top layer. You will see a little box with an outline around it appear to the right of the Layer thumbnail. It should be white, but if it's black, that's okay, you'll just do the opposite of what I am about to tell you.
Okay, make sure that little box is selected (click on it.) It's important that the Layer mask is selected because you are going to paint on the mask. Click on the brush tool. Down at the bottom of the Tools palette, make sure the two squares show black on top and white for the square in back. If not, there's tiny squares underneath, click on those to reset the foreground and background colors to black and white. If you have white on top, click on the curved arrow above the squares or hit X on your keyboard to switch them.
With black selected for your brush color, and making sure the Layer MASK thumbnail is selected, check that the opacity (it's up in the options bar at the top of your image) is set for 100%. Now start painting over the part you want in color in your picture. You will see color showing through. If you paint more than you want, hit X to switch the brush to white and paint the mask back in. Also if your brush is too big you can make it smaller hitting the open bracket key: [. If you want to make the brush bigger, hit the close bracket: ].
When you are happy with the results, go to File>Save As and rename. (Or just Save.) If you want to be able to upload this image, you need to go to Layer>Flatten and then save as a .jpg.
Have fun. Experiment. Read some how-to books and you will get more ideas.
Originally Answered: Was there colors in pictures in 1933?
It came on the market in 1907 in France and then again in1932 in Germany by the Agfa Co. And in 1935 by the Kodak Co. in America.
The first color plate, Autochrome, invented by the French Lumière brothers, reached the market in 1907. It was based on a 'screen-plate' filter made of dyed dots of potato starch, and was the only color film on the market until German Agfa introduced the similar Agfacolor in 1932. In 1935, American Kodak introduced the first modern ('integrated tri-pack') color film, Kodachrome, based on three colored emulsions. This was followed in 1936 by Agfa's Agfacolor Neue. Unlike the Kodachrome tri-pack process, the color couplers in Agfacolor Neue were integral with the emulsion layers, which greatly simplified the film processing. Most modern color films, except Kodachrome, are based on the Agfacolor Neue technology. Instant color film was introduced by Polaroid in 1963.
In 1861 James C. Maxwell, Cambridge professor of physics who is best known for his work in electromagnetism, took the world's first color photograph of a tartan ribbon. Maxwell solved the problem of photographically recording color using basically the same method we use today in a modern digital camera. Maxwell's photograph was an RGB composite. He took three black & white photos of the ribbon; one through a red filter, one through a green filter and one through a blue filter. He then projected the three black & white images onto a wall registering them together. When the filters for each image were placed over the projection lenses a full color image appeared. Maxwell's work laid the foundation for all subsequent color photographic processes.
In 1869 Louis Ducos du Hauron, building upon Maxwell's discovery, published the details of a tri-color carbon pigment process for making color photographic prints. Although patented, du Hauron's work did not generate a commercial process.
Working at the turn of the century and beyond, the Russian photographer/inventor Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii created and used a tricolor camera that rapidily exposed three B&W neagtives as RGB composites to produce excellent full color photographs.
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1) Use the layer pallet to add a new layer on top of the image.
2) Change the blend mode of that layer to color using the drop-down menu in the layer pallet.
3) Using the bucket tool (k), fill the new layer with black, white, or grey.
4) Erase the parts on the new layer where you want to keep the original color.
There are many, many ways to do this. Others will suggest using a selection tool or wand, but this is more trouble than it's worth. You have more control by using the brush and eraser on a color layer. You can more easily adjust the softness and opacity, and the changes aren't permanent because they don't do anything to the original image. All the changes are done on a seperate layer. You can undo and redo as many times as you want until the day you die, just as long as you use a black or white brush and the eraser.
Note: you can also change the colors on the image using that color layer. If you decide to do that, remember that subtlety is key. Use a brush with the opacity set to no greater than 15% and build up the effect from there.
I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it, but I make a copy of the layer and turn it black and white. I put this on top of the colored layer. Then I cut out the spots from the black and white layer so that the colored spots show through.
select the areas that you want to remain with color using either the magic wand or the laso tool (or masking mode which will yeild best results, but others are simpler) (whichever is easier for you). then shift+control+i (or selection - inverse) to select everything else. then go to image - adjustments- desaturate
you might have to use the feather selection option if its a little too "sharp" before you do the desaturate, you'll just have to play around until you get it the way you like
here is a quick and dirty one i just did using the magnetic laso
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