Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | Author:

Colored photographs represent vividness while black and white photographs remind us of the old memories. But what if we combine the two effects? This expert Photoshop tutorial tells you how to add color to a black and white image and convert it into a lively picture using gradient map. Get started now and let your image express colorful emotions!

Main component(s) used: Quick Selection Tool, Gradient Map, and inverse etc.

These 6 easy steps help you how to use layer mask to create the effect:

Step 1 :-

Take a nice colorful image. Open in photoshop and please respect the copyright law.

Step 2 :-

Choose Quick Selction Tool and selction those portion that you remain in color.

Step 3 :-

Go to Select > Inverse to inverse the selection.

Step 4 :-

Press “D” to default foreground/background color. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map and click on oK in New layer information

Step 5 :-

In Adjustment Gradient Map choose third Gradient (B/W) for bright black and white image.

Step 6 :-

Select layer mask on gradient map layer, apply brush tool on those parts that you forget to select and want to color (make sure foreground color is black). Apply brush tool on those part of image that you don’t want in color (make sure foregrougnd color is white)

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