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Learn How to do Selective coloring of an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial you will learn how to make some parts of a photo into color and everything else into Black and white in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Learn How to do Selective coloring of an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Let’s get started!

Step 1 : Create a new document of 650 px Width and 440 px Height in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 2 : Now open the image that you need to convert into selective color image. Here I have opened the below photo(i.e,green.jpg) and place it on the document.

Go to File > Place and resize it using CTRL+T.

Selective Coloring Effect

Click Place to import the green.jpg photo into your Photoshop document, then rasterize the layer by right-clicking on the name of the green layer and choosing Rasterize Layer.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 3 : Next, duplicate the photo(i.e, green) layer by right-clicking on the green layer.

Selective Coloring Effect

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 4 : Duplicate and hide the original photo layer for safety purpose. Just click on the eye of the original photo layer to hide.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 5 : Select “Lasso Tool” from the tool bar and draw a selection outline around the particular part where you need the color.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 6 : Now go to Select > Inverse to inverse the selection.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 7 : The inverse selection can be seen in the shown image. Here other than the cropped area are selected.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 8 : Let’s create a new adjustment layer by clicking the “Icon” in the right-bottom under the layers panel.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 9 : There appears a pop-up menu with different options to select and apply the effect to the photo.

Selective Coloring Effect

Step 10 : We have selected “Black & White” in the adjustment layer option.

Selective Coloring Effect

As soon as we select the “Black & White”, it automatically mask the selected layer with black & white color and leaving the other area with color.

Step 11 : That’s it! here is the final result will look like:

Selective Coloring Effect

You can also try and play with layer mask or other effects to get an awesome effect. This selective coloring effect will be used mostly in wedding photography.

Step 12 : Here’s the comparison between the original and the final photo.

Selective Coloring Effect

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please do write in the comment box with your comments and feedback.