Video:Elements Tutorial: How to Use the Partial Color Effectwith Kendal Sinn
The partial color effect in Photoshop Elements, can make an image pop in a few easy steps. Watch this Elements tutorial from About.com to learn how to reveal the color of your choice in any image.See Transcript
Transcript:Elements Tutorial: How to Use the Partial Color Effect
Hi, this is Kendal for About.com, and today we are going to take a look at how to make a partial color effect in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.
Duplicate then Remove the Image's Color
Go over to your layers panel and select the background and right click it and do duplicate layer. Call it whatever you would like. And then this layer is on top of this layer.
Create a Layer Mask in Photoshop Elements
Now we go up to enhance, adjust color, remove color, and now we have a black and white photograph sitting on top of this original color photograph. Come down here and Add Layer Mask. It's right at the bottom of your layers panel. Now we have a white mask, now what we do is anything that we put on there that is black will reveal this color.
Use the Brush Tool to Partially Reveal Color
Make sure you have your black selected as your foreground color, and click you brush tool. What we are going to do now is color this in. You have essentially, colored Easter Eggs.
There you go, that's the picture you wanted, you eggs are in color, everything else is in black and white.
I hope this has been a useful tool for you, and if you would like to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and watch more tutorials, be sure to check us out on the web, at About.com.