Home Retouching Tutorials Quick, easy, painless "Selective De-saturation".
Quick, easy, painless "Selective De-saturation".

Last update:  12-31-1969

Submitted by bhall07

You have seen those beautiful black and white photos with a touch of color here and there. They look very difficult to do but, they are actually very simple. Follow these easy steps. This is done using Photoshop 7 but any version should work.

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  1. Open your photo in Photoshop. Make sure foregroundbackground is set to blackwhite.
  2. Select the paintbrush tool. Click the  mode dropdown menu and change the mode from normal to color.

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   Now just paint over the area you wish to de-saturate.

 

 

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  You can change the size of the brush for working in different areas.

  Try changing the background color to a brown tone to see a sepia look!