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Black and White with Color

In this tutorial, we'll learn the fastest way to make a black and white photograph with the elements you want in the photograph as colored. Once you learn this technique, you will find that it takes literally seconds to turn any black and white photo into an interesting piece of artwork.



1. Open a color photograph in Photoshop.



2. Drag the layer that the photo is on to the "Create New Layer" icon at the bottom of the layers palette.
(Or you can just copy and paste the photo onto a new layer).



3. With top layer active, goto Image > Adjustment > Desaturate.



4. Select the Eraser Tool and erase the areas of the photograph that you want to be colored.



5. When you are done erasing, flatten the two layers into one and you have your black and white photo with color.



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