Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Photoshop Fun! Color Isolation

Have you ever wondered how graphic artists and photographers achieve some of those interesting photo effects? In this image I wanted to highlight the taxi, so I used a color isolating technique to make the rest of the image black & white and leave the taxi in full color.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to isolate color on a photograph in Photoshop. It is a simple technique that can have a really big impact.

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The tutorial was created using Photoshop CS5, but the technique will work with most layer based image editing software. Give it a try and let us know how it turned out!


  1. Thanks for sharing this great technique

  2. Thanks for sharing this Aysha, I've always wanted to try this.

  3. Me, too! I'm not a digi-scrapper, but I am up for having fun with my photos. This is an excellent tutorial. Thanks, Aysha!!

  4. I can't wait to try this. TFS

  5. I've always wanted to know how to do this. Now I just need a Mac version of Photoshop!

  6. Thank so much for this. I can't wait to try it.

  7. When I first learned this technique a year ago I went crazy doing it on everything!! LOL

  8. Ahhh...it's good to reminded that I can do so many cool things with my photos..now to find the time! LOL! Very nice!

  9. Great tutorial Aysha, thanks for sharing. Unfortunately I don’t have Photoshop CS5, but as I learn new things to do with it I may become motivated.



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