Selective Black and White

One fast and simple way to make your photos more interesting before turning them into black and white, is to use so called Selective black and white. In other words, some object will retain its colors on black and white surrounding that brings it more out / makes more noticeable.

1. Open your color photo in Photoshop.

2. Use one of those many selection tools to select object(s) that you do not want to turn into black and white.

3. Press Ctrl+Shift+i (in Windows OS) to invert selection.

4. Finally, use black and white conversion tool to loose colors (you can find some B&W conversion methods mentioned HERE)


Easy, wasn't it?

Photo credits: Risto Hunt.

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September 14, 2009


very nice conversion. I always like bkack and white and their variations! :)

August 29, 2009


Great! Easy and useful! Thanks a lot for sharing. I will try it for sure!

August 28, 2009


Thanks! Easy and nice!

August 28, 2009


Thanks,I will definitely give it a try. Have a great day!

August 27, 2009


Thanks, and that is a nice image. I can't wait to try.

August 27, 2009


It worked great on the above photo, nice post prouction!

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