Black n White Photo w/one or two colored objects

sapphiresMarch 14, 2006

Hi Everyone,

Would some kind soul tell me how to take a picture and make it black and white with one or two objects in the picture colored? I have: PSP 7, Picture It Express, Lexmark Photo Center, Paint, and IrfranView. PSP 7 and IrfranView I really haven't used much so knowledge is very little. I need EASY instructions please. Thank you for your time.

Sapphires

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urlee

You mean like this?

There are so many ways of doing it but I will write JOY'S instructions here.

Open photo
Shift-key plus D .....makes a duplicate (close original)
Duplicate the background layer on Layer palette
On copy of background....use Greyscale
The background layer is already colored....start erasing.

Funny thing?
That works in PSP9 but not in PSP7 for me?

~Urlee~

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 6:07PM
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urlee

OK,
In PSP7, I went up to COLORS, COLORIZE, and have the Hue & Saturation at O!

~~Urlee~~

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 6:32PM
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reduc500

I can't get it to work in 7 or 8. I know I did it before but for some reason it isn't working tonight.
Juyd

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 6:33PM
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reduc500

That did the trick Urlee.
Now if I can learn to spell my name right!!
JUDY

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 7:52PM
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sapphires

Urlee and Judy,
Yes, like that. So I need to change my photo to black and white and "save as" someplace on my computer. Then you are suggesting I use PSP 7 to do this, right? I am confused now with the instructions, would you mind starting from the beginning again? Thanks.

Sapphires

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 9:07PM
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reduc500

Sapphires- open your picture in #7 and then Shift-key plus D .....makes a duplicate (close original)
Duplicate the background layer on Layer palette
On copy of background go to COLORS, COLORIZE, and have the Hue & Saturation at O
The background layer is already colored....start erasing.

Hope that helps.
Judy

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 10:07PM
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Joy_CA

Hi all....there are lots of ways....my way...quick and easy.

Make color corrections etc. on your inage, then....
Duplicate the Background layer.

On Copy of Background
Hue/Saturation/Lightness...click Reset > enable Colorize > OK
OR....
Channel Mixer:
Enable Monochrome
Settings > Red/Green/Blue 33 > Contrast 3%
If you want it lighter
Settings > Red 87 > Green Minus 12 > Blue 61 > Contrast Minus 3%

Stay on top layer...
To show background color:
*Erase: use left mouse button to erase and right button to make corrections (un-erase).
Settings > brush size will vary > Hardness 50 or less > Step 5 > Density/Thickness/Opacity 100

*If you have straight lines to erase... hold down Shift key move the mouse and click again...if you have curves, click hold down shift key keep moving and clicking. If you need to UNDO, you will be able to undo small amounts at a time instead of losing a major amount of work.

Merge/Save

Joy

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 10:21PM
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sapphires

Ok, I know I sound dense but what part am I erasing? Am I erasing the part I want colored or everything I don't want colored? Sorry, but I really am not good with PSP but still want to try this. Thanks.

Sapphires

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 10:25PM
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Joy_CA

Sorry, I should have included:
Always make a duplicate of your image, never use the original.
Shift-key plus D .....makes a duplicate (close original), then start working.

When you use 'Greyscale' you must go to Image > Increase Color Depth...you do not have any control over the shade of gray, either, I don't like to use 'Greyscale'.

Joy

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 10:32PM
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Joy_CA

Sapphires, you are erasing on the top layer (which is gray), the color will show through from the background layer. Erase on the images you want to show color.

Joy

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 10:36PM
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sapphires

Okay, I think I understand...yeah right lol. I have printed out the instructions you all have given me. It is now just after 11:00 pm so I will continue to try this tomorrow. Thank you all for your time, help and patience. I will let ya know what happens or be back for more help.

Sapphires

    Bookmark   March 14, 2006 at 11:12PM
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urlee

Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, JOY!
Shame on U!
Speaking for myself, I thought the first way of yours that I posted above, is the easiest?
You scared me with your replies.
Well Sapphires, You can ad some more to your collection. "LOL"

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 9:14AM
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sapphires

Hello,
Still need more help, I don't know how to erase! Where is the tool to erase? Thick, thick, thick, I tell ya I'm thick headed when it somes to PSP. After I did the steps and should be ready to erse, all I see is the white hand cursor.

Sapphires

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 5:55PM
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urlee
    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 6:10PM
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sapphires

Hi,
What is the html code to show a pic? I took a screen shot of my PSP7 and now forget how to post it here? Thanks.

Sapphires

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 6:25PM
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urlee

You have to UPLOAD it to PhotoBucket and click on the middle code to copy and paste here.
~Urlee~

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 6:41PM
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