Tag Archives: Saturation

Color certain part of the photo

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

This is the original image:

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

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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

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

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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

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Now your image will look like this:

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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

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

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