Selective Black and White

posted on 27th of august, 2009

One fast and simple way to make your photos more interesting before turning them into black and white, is to use so called Selective black and white. In other words, some object will retain its colors on black and white surrounding that brings it more out / makes more noticeable.

1. Open your color photo in Photoshop.

2. Use one of those many selection tools to select object(s) that you do not want to turn into black and white.

3. Press Ctrl+Shift+i (in Windows OS) to invert selection.

4. Finally, use black and white conversion tool to loose colors (you can find some B&W conversion methods mentioned HERE)


Easy, wasn't it?

Comments (6)

Posted by Preckas on September 14, 2009
very nice conversion. I always like bkack and white and their variations! :)
Posted by Kasienka on August 29, 2009
Great! Easy and useful! Thanks a lot for sharing. I will try it for sure!
Posted by Littledesire on August 28, 2009
Thanks! Easy and nice!
Posted by Pardeep08 on August 28, 2009
Thanks,I will definitely give it a try. Have a great day!
Posted by Ponytail1414 on August 27, 2009
Thanks, and that is a nice image. I can't wait to try.
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on August 27, 2009
It worked great on the above photo, nice post prouction!

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