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Hello...i Need Help, Please

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#1 noahsgrandma


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Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:22 PM

Can anyone tell me how to keep eye color or other color in some clothing in a black and white photo? the photo is in color, i know how to make it black/white;just want to keep some eye color

thank you

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:28 PM

Hello noahsgrandma,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. Make yourself at home, and enjoy your stay.

Post your question in the Applications section, where you'll get a faster response.

Also, tell what programs you're using so that way if others are using them too, they can assist you much faster and easier.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:20 PM

I would suggest using photoshop cs. Lots of tutorials at http://www.good-tutorials.com. You just have to search a bit.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 11:50 AM

Photoshop CS is great (heck, any version of photoshop is great!), but, it's also expensive (I believe Photoshop CS2 (latest version) retails for $649 for the full version from Adobe.com.

For a list of free photo editing software, check this post HERE at BleepingComputer.com


The easiest way to do it is to use a selection tool (either a "lasso" or a "magic wand", try the lasso first), and manually select the area that you want to preserve in color (eyes, shirt, hair etc.). Now, copy the selecton (perhaps Edit>Copy, shortcut is CTRL+C). Turn your image black and white (you stated you knew how to do this ;)), then paste your selection back into your image (perhaps Edit>Paste, shortcut CTRL+V).

The only hiccup I can foresee you running into is if the image is a true black and white (grayscale) image, then it will paste your selection into your image in black and white. To get around this, after you convert your image to black and white, convert it back into color (in Photoshop, it's done via Image>Image Mode> RGB, so look for something similar), then paste in your selection. Do this only if it pastes into your image in black and white.

Your selection should paste right into where it was copied from, and lay on top of your image, adding the colored selection to your now black and white image.

Sounds tricky, I know.....but it's actually easier than it seems!

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#5 xsky


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

hye there....

i;ve been using photoshop cs2...

just a bit of adding in the tricks to change the eyes colour or wut ever...

here is the tricks...

use lasso tool...as wut steveal has mention....make a shape of the place u want to change such as the eyes...

then press ctrl+U if im not mistaken ...well from there u will be enabled to change the HUE - SAt n others...gv it a try..adjust sth....n walla...

ur eyes will blinkwif great colours..:thumbsup:

hope its help.....

cya later...")

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:13 AM

I would say make a seperate layer of the same picture and remvove the bit you dont want colour on. Using the magic eraser tool. Then overlay that over the original image that you have coverted to Black and white.

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