How to Leave a Specific Area Colored in Photoshop
Have you ever wanted to take a photo and make it black and white, except for a specific item like a flower or person? It’s actually a simple process.
Let’s start with a photo I took for a previous assignment.
Now, let’s say that for some crazy reason, I wanted to keep the shrubbery on the right green, but everything else to be black and white.
First step is to select the Quick Selection tool, and select the area you want to keep in color.
Since you really need the rest of the image instead, go up to the Select menu, and click Inverse.
Now, we can make the image black and white by going to the Image menu, Adjustments, and Hue/Saturation.
Once the box opens, change the Saturation to -100 to remove the color.
Hit OK, and you’re done. Just go save it in whatever file type you want. The results: