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Feb 16, 2023 10:40:31   #
Rebel 1 Loc: Woodbridge, New Jersey
 
I want to do a photo book for my son's wedding. I want to take a color photo I took and turn it black and white but leave the bride and groom in color. How do I do This any help will be appreciated.
Thanks

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Feb 16, 2023 11:09:38   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Rebel 1 wrote:
I want to do a photo book for my son's wedding. I want to take a color photo I took and turn it black and white but leave the bride and groom in color. How do I do This any help will be appreciated.
Thanks


Get a software program and the training needed to perform this editing change. What software do you have already? You might get instructions on that tool if you add a reply with that detail.

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Feb 16, 2023 11:13:24   #
fdnave Loc: South Jersey
 
if you have Lightroom, the new update allows you to select, Subject, Background or sky and change either to whatever you wish.

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Feb 16, 2023 11:17:03   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
In Photoshop you might do it with layers. Duplicate the background layer. Convert the background to B&W. In the top layer, mask and select the subject and eliminate the background.

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Feb 16, 2023 11:17:13   #
charles brown Loc: Tennesse
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements can do that. Was on sale for $69

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Feb 16, 2023 11:27:59   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
Easy to do. Select the subjects, invert the selection, then desaturate.

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Feb 16, 2023 12:00:03   #
Rebel 1 Loc: Woodbridge, New Jersey
 
Thanks I have adobe cloud so I have photoshop and lightroom

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Feb 16, 2023 12:16:32   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Rebel 1 wrote:
Thanks I have adobe cloud so I have photoshop and lightroom


Then you're in business. You can find plenty of example utube videos. You just have to find the proper google search phrase.

A very simple process using LR and PS would be:

1, Edit the original color version in LR to your satisfaction as a color image.
2, Make a virtual copy of the edited version in LR.
3, Change the VC to B&W inside LR.
4, Send both the color and BW versions to PS.
5, Mask the colored version to extract a copy of the couple as a new layer.
6, Hide the layers other than the extracted copy.
7, Bring the extracted couple from the color into the BW version as a new layer.
8, Save and close the BW version and return to LR.

Possible google searches:

google How to mask in Photoshop utube training
google How to BW convert in Lightroom utube training
google using layers in Photoshop utube training
google getting started with Adobe Lightroom utube training
google getting started with Adobe Photoshop utube training
google creating colorized BW images PhotoShop utube training

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Feb 16, 2023 12:21:00   #
Rebel 1 Loc: Woodbridge, New Jersey
 
thank you

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Feb 16, 2023 13:28:46   #
DWU2 Loc: Phoenix Arizona area
 
You can do it with only Lightroom Classic.
- Make a virtual copy
- Select background, or select subject and invert
- Desaturate.

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Feb 16, 2023 13:30:24   #
maxlieberman Loc: 19027
 
DWU2 wrote:
You can do it with only Lightroom Classic.
- Make a virtual copy
- Select background, or select subject and invert
- Desaturate.


Same thing I responded, only I was thinking of Photoshop Elements. Same sequence for Affinity, also.

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Feb 17, 2023 09:10:34   #
pithydoug Loc: Catskill Mountains, NY
 
maxlieberman wrote:
Easy to do. Select the subjects, invert the selection, then desaturate.


here is video that shows you how to do this.; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MMxR3MGW8

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Feb 17, 2023 10:31:39   #
Dannj
 
Pay someone to do it for you?

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Feb 17, 2023 10:35:58   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
pithydoug wrote:
here is video that shows you how to do this.; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MMxR3MGW8


That is worth watching. It made my Photoshop layers suggestion several posts back obsolete!

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Feb 17, 2023 17:17:25   #
frankraney Loc: Clovis, Ca.
 
pithydoug wrote:
here is video that shows you how to do this.; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MMxR3MGW8


Anthony's videos are always good.

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