Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mixing greyscale with color for more interesting photos

I finally decided to take photos of my kids to put up in the house. I went out planning on a few cute little poses, but ended up with some great photos that weren't just folded hands and cheesy smiles.

To create photos that have greyscale and color go to 
1. Upload your color photo.
2. Above the photo there will be 8 tabs. Click on the last tab labeled "Geek".
3. Select "Smart Recolor".
4. Under "Recolor" select Tint for the "type" and select a shade of grey for the color. I selected "666666".
5. Under "Define Regions" select "recolor" and color the area that you want in greyscale. You don't have to color every single spot--that is what the 'predict unknown areas' feature is for.
6. Under "Define Regions" select "keep" and color the areas you want to keep in color.''
7. Click the "Predict Unknown Areas" button.
8. There will probably be some color spots where you want greyscale and vice versa. Just select the recolor and keep areas until the predictor gets it right. You can also zoom and color them yourself with a smaller brush size.
9. When your picture is how you want it click "OK" in the bottom right corner.
10. Select "Save" in the upper left corner and save your photo as a .JPG file.

Don't these just pop? I can't wait to print and frame them.

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  1. thank you so much for sharing with us, and i love all the pics too

  2. Oh I have been wanting to do this! Thank you so much for sharing. :) You are amazing as always!

  3. Color Accent photos are some of my favorites!

  4. Those are so cool! I can't wait to go try it on some of my own photos. Thanks for the tips!

  5. What a great tutorial! I love how the photos look - really arty, but still keeping it real. Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  6. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

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