Color certain part of the photo

Want to make your photo fancier? Here is a little useful trick

This is the original image:


If we want to color only the flower and make the rest black and white, it will look like this:




Open the image and select ‘Pen Tool’ from the tool barImage, the select ‘Path’ from the function window at the topImage, and draw along the figure of flower like this



press ‘CTRL+ENTER’ to select the area you just drew, and then press ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ to select the counterpart



Duplicate the background layer to get background layer copy, then select ‘<Image –> Adjustments –> Hue/Saturation>, a window will pop up and enter the data like following



Now your image will look like this:


You are done for now, but if you want to further change the color of the flower, do the following:

press ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ to counter-select the flower part, and get the window for ‘Hue/Saturation’ again( A fast way to do this is to press ‘CTRL+U’)

If I want the flower in bright color, I will enter the data as following



Notice the color of flower changed? Press ‘CTRL+D’ to cancel selection, and you are done!



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