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hello everyone, I've a small colour pic, dowloaded from the web, which I would like to turn into a black and white image but retain the original colour in the bud. Can anyone please tell me if this is possible and if so the best way of approaching the task? I'm using PE2, Windows 98 with a novice PE2 brain. Thanking in advance. Fran...

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    hello everyone,

    I've a small colour pic, dowloaded from the web, which I would like to turn into a black and white image but retain the original colour in the bud. Can anyone please tell me if this is possible and if so the best way of approaching the task?

    I'm using PE2, Windows 98 with a novice PE2 brain.

    Thanking in advance.
    Fran
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    franjo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    One way;add a hue/saturation adjustment layer and desaturate. Then paint black on the mask adjustment layer where the rose bud is>this will put the color back into the rosebud but leave the remaining image b&w.
    Jodi_Frye@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hi Fran,

    Another way is to paint away the color. First turn your image into a psd prior to any editing, go to File>Save As, turn into a Photoshop psd file (I'm sure you already know this, but just in case). You never want to edit a jpeg.

    1) Set your 'Foreground' color to Black.

    2) Select the 'Brush Tool', use whatever size brush you need. A soft-edged medium brush is a good one to start with and try.

    3) Switch the 'Blend Mode' in the 'Options Bar' at the top of your screen from 'Normal' to 'Color'.

    4) As you paint, you will now be removing color and grayscale will be the result.

    Barb
    imacgirl@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Jodi/Barb

    Thanks for your prompt replies. Tried Barb's suggestion and it works a treat, thank you. Off to try Jodi's method.

    Thanks very much for the info, appreciated.
    Fran
    franjo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    You're very welcome Fran. I forgot to include that you have to remember to switch your 'Blend Mode' back to 'Normal' when you are finished. I forgot that a few times and wondered what was wrong. ;-)

    Barb
    imacgirl@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks Barb.
    franjo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Franjo,

    And you can also do it the "old fashioned" way of opening the image file, save it to another name, then convert this to Image, Mode, Greyscale. Now open the original and copy/paste the greyscale image into the original image (Select and Move tool drag n drop greyscale into the colored original. Open layers, change background layer to standard layer (double click) and drag greyscale layer below color image layer. Now using Lasso, draw around area you wish to stay colored. When done, Select, Inverse and hit DELETE. Now only the portion of the colored image will be there inplace over the rest which stays greyscale. Save as a new image file (so you keep the original) or Save to the greyscale filename.

    See which you like better for results.

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks Bob for instructions, I'll give it a go.
    regards
    fran
    franjo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Have fun, Franjo. You can certainly do the same effect with Elements in many different ways.

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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