February 26, 2009

Photoshop Tutorial - B&W with Color Spots

Many of my blog visitors participate in or follow the routine Brenda Photo Challenge. Cindra of Knits & Pics & Favorite Things is the hostess for the next challenge and she picked a great theme. The challenge is to take an existing photo and change it through photo editing software. I promised Cindra to help out by posting a tutorial or two for everybody. I recently taught myself a new Photoshop Elements trick and decided to share it.

another culinary masterpiece by my hubby, the chef
So what does a Photoshop trick have to do with this yummy looking focaccia bread that my sweet hubby recently made? Mmmm, look at those roasted Italian tomatoes, onions, and fresh herbs. And YES, it smelled and tasted GREAT!
Okay, okay. I hear you! Enough with the gastronomical distraction, let’s get on with the tutorial! The subject of my tutorial is the picture I took of the bread before it got baked. The lesson shows you how to take a picture that looks like this…
… and change it to a picture that looks like this!

this is NOT meant to look appetizing, by the way - I just want to show the technique
I opened up a Photobucket account, uploaded screenshot pictures there, and inserted step-by-step instructions. If you want to learn this technique, please click on the link below.

I hope that you enjoy this little lesson and will try it soon on one of your pictures. In the meantime, we are snacking on that delicious bread!


  1. Now let me see if I can write this same thing for Gimp! The tools are just a little bit different.

    Love this one!!!

  2. I want Photo Shop SO badly but I just can't afford it. I do have Paint Shop Pro 9 though and I'm still trying to learn how to do this.

  3. P.S. May I link to your tutorial (and future tutorials) on my Photo Tips blog?

  4. Ahh Photoshop! I hear so much about it! *sigh* Maybe someday! *sigh again*! LOL. That is cool how you do that though!
    Hugs my friend.

  5. I have Photoshop...and it has Me!!!LOLHahaaa....Maybe Marty can help me....hughugs

  6. I will check this out. I can do the black and white with one color item and my niece did a photo for me with two color items. It's the layers stuff that gets me all confused. Hey, when I got the UV protector lens for my new camera, I also got a lens that makes lights look like little stars. It's really cool and I had a good time last night playing with it. I think it's called a cross 6x filter. I was taking pics of stoplights, car lights, lamp posts etc...Hubby didn't get my idea of fun with it. LOL

  7. Oh, I forgot to add. Do you rent your hubby out to cook for other people? LOL Because his breads look so amazing and yummy!

  8. Joan, I don't rent hubby out but you can stop by any time and have a bite to eat! He's a great cook!

    I am go glad that you like your new camera and enjoying the fancy filter too, LOL.

  9. Hi! I enjoyed reading your post. That focaccia bread is really making me hungry! Thanks for posting this, and good luck with your other tutorials!


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