Colour Popping in Photoshop

Make your images 'pop' with a selective colour technique in Photoshop.

28/04/2011 - 10:34

 

Colour image

 

Duplicate your layer

Open up your image in Photoshop and duplicate your layer by going to Layer>Duplicate Layer or by dragging your original layer over the new layer icon.

 

Black & WhiteBlack & White

Click on the black & white circle that's at the bottom of the layers palette and select black & white. We've created an adjustment layer as you can go back in and adjust the layer at any point and it allows us to bring some of the colour back into the image in a none-destructive way.

So, when the adjustment panel opens, adjust the sliders until you're happy with how the image looks.

 

 

 

Black & White

 

Paint Colour

Paintbrush toolSelect the Paintbrush Tool, check that the foreground colour is set to black and begin painting over the parts of the image you want the colour to be in. If you accidentally go into part of the image that should be black & white, switch the foreground colour to white and paint back over it. You may need to zoom into parts of the image with the magnifying tool and adjust reduce the size of the brush when you get to the edges.

 

 

 

Finished image:

Selective colour

 


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