Color and Black and White - The Pleasantville Effect
Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:25 PM
I'm new this is my first post, I'm sorry if this is too simple of a tutorial. I'm sorry if this has already been posted
1. Start By Choosing an image
I did a random google search and found this flower and since i like flowers and they are easy to test on i choose it.
Sorry of the large size.
2. Choose the Magic wand tool
3. I usually turn the tolerance down a bit, 50% Will select too much on most images(I used 27% For the flower)
4. Select all of the area of the image that you want to stay color
5. Copy that area and paste it into a new layer called color layer
6. next Deselect the selection with ctrl+D
7. now choose the background layer
8. Then Goto Adjustments and click black and white
9. You will now notice only the color layer has color(obvious)
10. Now merge the two layers. :MergeDown:
11. I usually use the curves tool and edit the luminosity after mergeing the images to make the image seem more realistic. I usually also add glow to add vibrance to the image. :Curves:
12. You should be done and should have a result like mine
Hope you all like this tutorial.
Edit: added Emoticons, sorry i didnt add them before.
Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:10 AM
Such a simple tutorial with such a great effect. I've seen this around but I never though to do it. It was right under my nose this whole time
Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:41 PM
Thanks guys, here is what I got
wow, that looks great!
Did you add anything or do anything different?
Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:51 PM
Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:09 PM
Imagine you've a panoramic view with sky, grass, like the default windows wallpaper (named bliss).
If you want to select the grass for example you click somewhere in it and the magic wand say to itself:
"So the point is some green, i will select all the adjacent green" and all your grass (green in fact) will be selected.
If not you can rise or low the tolerance to select more or less "green" pixels.
Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:30 PM
Good tutorial though
Posted 27 April 2007 - 09:20 PM
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 10:35 PM
The only Problem I see here is that some of the elitists on this forum need to know when to lay off with the harshness...
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:05 PM