returning color to greyscale

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by ross, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. ross

    ross Guest

    I want to take a photo and make it grayscale and then return spot colors to
    it. Colors from the original photo. I have seen it done. Any advise here? I
    appreciate this newsgroup. Dick Ross
    ross, Sep 14, 2004
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  2. ross

    Peadge Guest


    I'm not sure if you can do it from converting to grayscale, but you may be
    able to do it through desaturation. Desaturation keeps information in the
    original color channels. Open your image, go to IMAGE > ADJUST > DESATURATE
    or press SHFT+CTRL+U. Then use your history brush to selectively add color
    back in.

    Corey :)
    Peadge, Sep 14, 2004
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  3. You want to:

    Handpaint the B&W image
    Use layer effects

    Google is your friend.

    The Doormouse
    The Doormouse, Sep 14, 2004
  4. Both please The Doormouse

    These are interesting effects and while I have used this style I think I may
    have gone a long way round :)

    Articus Drools, Sep 14, 2004
  5. ross

    ross Guest

    It is in the desaturate, but no luck using history brush. I think the
    process entails using the lasso and erasure, but not sure. Thanks, Dick Ross
    ross, Sep 14, 2004
  6. ross

    ross Guest

    I did try the history procedure again and had some luck. Thank you, Dick
    ross, Sep 14, 2004
  7. This question pops up here occasionally - Google it, and you will get lots
    of hits.

    Basically, you have the B&W image underneath, and painted layers over that,
    using blending modes like "color".

    The Doormouse
    The Doormouse, Sep 14, 2004
  8. ross

    Hunt Guest

    Or mask off the area that you wish to keep in origianl color, and then do an
    Adjustment Layer>Desaturate for the rest of the photograph. This will also
    allow you to tweak the area where the greyscale effect is to take place, and
    to go back to any level of Desaturation/Saturation, that you may choose.

    Hunt, Sep 14, 2004
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    edjh Guest

    Channel Mixer set to Monochrome. Do it on one layer and mask out the
    areas you want left in color so the color shows through from the layer
    edjh, Sep 14, 2004
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