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Published on Apr 13, 2012
Single out a specific color in your images, leaving the rest black and white in Photoshop CS6. This method also works in previous versions of Photoshop! This tutorial covers selection methods, Adjustment Layers, and Layer masks, all of which will help you in your day-to-day photo editing. Make sure to check out my other Photoshop tutorials for more on text effects, photo editing, photo retouching, and more! Links below!
Tools used in this tutorial:
Color Range: If you're looking to select all or most of a single color in your image, Color Range will help you do that. It lets you automatically target pure colors, or sample specific colors using the eye dropper. To add to your sample, hold down shift. To subtract, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac). Pressing OK will create the selection.
Adjustment Layers: By using an Adjustment Layers, you're able to change targeted areas of your photo without damaging the original layer. These can either be applied to the full image, or specific areas using selections or Layer Masks. At any point in the future, you can either make changes to the adjustment, hide it, or delete it completely.
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