View Full Version : Lightroom users- how can I do this?
04-11-2007, 03:10 PM
I want to make a picture entirely B&W, except leave the color in one object. I've seen it done before, but not sure if they were using Lightroom or not.
04-11-2007, 03:20 PM
I'm pretty certain, it won't work with LR... You need to use Photoshop (or similar). Create a layer on top (copy the background) and cut a piece out (the area you want to have the colors)... then turn that layer B&W.
04-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Use GIMP, free opensource. Create a duplicate layer, kill the saturation, then erase what you want to be in color.
04-11-2007, 04:19 PM
do you mean like this? http://web.mac.com/alexwitkowicz/iWeb/Site/Sports_files/Slalom2.jpg
04-11-2007, 05:14 PM
google "selective desaturation". it will provide you with many tutorials.
04-11-2007, 05:29 PM
At the bottom of the development panel, there is a tab with saturation, luminosity, and hue. Couldn't you just lower the saturation on the channels other than your subject?
04-11-2007, 06:41 PM
This one i did in photoshop. Basically masked what i didn't want b&w and desaturated the rest of the image.
This one I desaturated the entire image and colored the bow in a duplicate layer
This is about a few minutes of effort desaturating some clors and oversaturating other colors in Lightroom, you can create some interesting effects. This is very easy to do in the develop panel
04-29-2007, 01:02 PM
The best way I've found is to work from two images. Develop one for B&W and one in color. I do this with RAW images but that's not required. Then in Photoshop you place the images on top of each other in layers and use a layer mask to show only the areas of color you desire. It's a gimmick and more often than not it does little to help an image. IMHO.
04-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Tell that to the Greeting Card industry... :rolleyes:
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