5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2007 5:40 PM by Newsgroup_User

    b/w photo with isolated color

    kevin_stagg Level 1
      How can one turn a photo into black/white but have one element within the photo show in color?

      For an example, you can log into stock.xchng and check out the following photo:
      http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml

      I'd be using Fireworks 8...

      THanks for all your help -

      Sincerely,
      Kevin
        • 1. Re: b/w photo with isolated color
          Level 7
          The image displayed changes on refresh if you are logged on or not?

          Peter

          "queensryche_05" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:etcfpp$4l2$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          | How can one turn a photo into black/white but have one element within the
          photo
          | show in color?
          |
          | For an example, you can log into stock.xchng and check out the following
          photo:
          | http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
          |
          | I'd be using Fireworks 8...
          |
          | THanks for all your help -
          |
          | Sincerely,
          | Kevin
          |
          |


          • 2. Re: b/w photo with isolated color
            Level 7
            That link just points to the homepage and maybe they rotate images, but
            I didn't see a color to b/w image, but here are a couple ways to achieve
            this.

            Create a duplicate object of your photo. Select the underlying object
            and go to Commands > Creative > Convert to Greyscale.

            Select the upper image and - if you want to fade from color to b/w -
            choose Commands > Creative > Fade Image.

            If you only want part of the image to remain color - say in the middle -
            you can add a mask to the upper object and paint on a bitmap mask to
            hide everything but the area you want to remain in color.

            If you're looking to tint or colorize the image, apply the
            Hue/Saturation Live Filter to the top object (masked, of course) and
            play with the hue and saturation.

            There are other methods but this should get you started.
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            queensryche_05 wrote:
            > How can one turn a photo into black/white but have one element within the photo
            > show in color?
            >
            > For an example, you can log into stock.xchng and check out the following photo:
            > http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
            >
            > I'd be using Fireworks 8...
            >
            > THanks for all your help -
            >
            > Sincerely,
            > Kevin
            >
            >
            • 3. Re: b/w photo with isolated color
              Level 7
              Here's a quick example I did using the first image that came up.

              http://www.fasterthanu.com/keyboard.html

              Using the duplicating image method and bitmap mask Jim describes below.

              Peter
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              "Jim Babbage - .:CMX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:."
              <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote in message
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              | That link just points to the homepage and maybe they rotate images, but
              | I didn't see a color to b/w image, but here are a couple ways to achieve
              | this.
              |
              | Create a duplicate object of your photo. Select the underlying object
              | and go to Commands > Creative > Convert to Greyscale.
              |
              | Select the upper image and - if you want to fade from color to b/w -
              | choose Commands > Creative > Fade Image.
              |
              | If you only want part of the image to remain color - say in the middle -
              | you can add a mask to the upper object and paint on a bitmap mask to
              | hide everything but the area you want to remain in color.
              |
              | If you're looking to tint or colorize the image, apply the
              | Hue/Saturation Live Filter to the top object (masked, of course) and
              | play with the hue and saturation.
              |
              | There are other methods but this should get you started.
              | --
              | Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
              | Extending Knowledge, Daily
              | http://www.communityMX.com/
              | CommunityMX - Free Resources:
              | http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
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              |
              | queensryche_05 wrote:
              | > How can one turn a photo into black/white but have one element within
              the photo
              | > show in color?
              | >
              | > For an example, you can log into stock.xchng and check out the
              following photo:
              | > http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
              | >
              | > I'd be using Fireworks 8...
              | >
              | > THanks for all your help -
              | >
              | > Sincerely,
              | > Kevin
              | >
              | >


              • 4. Re: b/w photo with isolated color
                Level 7
                I forgot. That's a FWs png file, so you can open it in FWs and see what I
                did.

                "PJR" <flash@SLICEreclusivebillionaire.com> wrote in message
                news:etchv8$78c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                | Here's a quick example I did using the first image that came up.
                |
                | http://www.fasterthanu.com/keyboard.html
                |
                | Using the duplicating image method and bitmap mask Jim describes below.
                |
                | Peter
                | ________________
                | "Jim Babbage - .:CMX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:."
                | <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote in message
                | news:etchil$6o5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                || That link just points to the homepage and maybe they rotate images, but
                || I didn't see a color to b/w image, but here are a couple ways to achieve
                || this.
                ||
                || Create a duplicate object of your photo. Select the underlying object
                || and go to Commands > Creative > Convert to Greyscale.
                ||
                || Select the upper image and - if you want to fade from color to b/w -
                || choose Commands > Creative > Fade Image.
                ||
                || If you only want part of the image to remain color - say in the middle -
                || you can add a mask to the upper object and paint on a bitmap mask to
                || hide everything but the area you want to remain in color.
                ||
                || If you're looking to tint or colorize the image, apply the
                || Hue/Saturation Live Filter to the top object (masked, of course) and
                || play with the hue and saturation.
                ||
                || There are other methods but this should get you started.
                || --
                || Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
                || Extending Knowledge, Daily
                || http://www.communityMX.com/
                || CommunityMX - Free Resources:
                || http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
                || ---
                || .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
                || news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
                || news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver
                ||
                || queensryche_05 wrote:
                || > How can one turn a photo into black/white but have one element within
                | the photo
                || > show in color?
                || >
                || > For an example, you can log into stock.xchng and check out the
                | following photo:
                || > http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
                || >
                || > I'd be using Fireworks 8...
                || >
                || > THanks for all your help -
                || >
                || > Sincerely,
                || > Kevin
                || >
                || >
                |
                |


                • 5. Re: b/w photo with isolated color
                  Level 7
                  On 15 Mar 2007 in macromedia.fireworks, queensryche_05 wrote:

                  > How can one turn a photo into black/white but have one element
                  > within the photo show in color?

                  This tutorial is for TheGIMP, but you should be able to use the
                  technique:

                  http://gimpguru.org/Tutorials/SelectiveColorization/

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