Open the image with the command "Open" from the menu "File". Go to menu "Correction" and choose "black and white". You can also use Ctrl+Shift+G.
There is another way. In the same menu "Correction" and click "Hue and saturation" or press Ctrl+Shift+U. Moving the sliders, adjust the "Saturation" and "Lightness" before the photo becomes black and white.
You can make black and white not the whole picture, but only part of it. Duplicate the layer with the image. To do this, click on the icon "duplicate layer" on the layers panel, or press Ctrl+Shift+D. On the bottom layer uncheck the parameter "Visibility".
Activate top layer (copy). On the toolbar, click the "Gradient". In the properties panel, specify the gradient type. It depends on your plan. If you want to keep color to a certain detail of the image, choose "Radial". If the boundary between black and white and the colored portion is conventionally a straight line, it is more suitable for "Linear".
Right from a group of types of gradient is a window with a list of "Color" and "Transparency". Choose "Transparency" and drag a line from the planned fragment in either direction. The photos will be invisible.
Go to the bottom layer and turn its visibility tick box. In the menu "Adjustments," click "black and white" or use the hotkey. Now your photo is black and white except for one color area.
Advice 2: As black-and-white photograph to leave colored detail
Receiving selection of any color details in black and white picture, most likely, used in the days of black-and-white cameras. Then pictures of painted necessary element colored pencils. Now this effect can be achieved in a few simple steps using Adobe Photoshop.
There are several ways to obtain such a result. The simplest way to remove. Create a copy of the image, to do this, click on the tab "Layers" on the picture , right-click and select "duplicate layer". Then, make the copy black and white on the main panel select "Image" → "Adjustments" → "Black and white" or "Desaturate". Can use the key combination Shift+Ctrl+U.
Then use the Eraser tool (left toolbar). Adjust the size and hardness of the brush. In those places, where you will spend it on black-and-white photo, must be a color image. Ideally, a color element must have one, then photo will look stylish. But in some cases you can select multiple objects, the main thing is to color stain was not too much. Remember that you are doing a contrasting accent.
Another way is to work with a specific color. Duplicate the layer in the same way as in the first case. On the active copy of the layer go to "Select" → "Color range". In the opened window click on the sample color (eye dropper tool) and take the sliders to the left to the right until, until you achieve the desired result. The main background should be black and the desired color item white.
Under layers click the "Create layer mask" - this will allow you to work at a specific site. Then return to the layer with the original image and obestochte it (Shift+Ctrl+U). If after bleaching in addition to need details of color left and the extra sections, click on the layer mask and using the Eraser, erase the unwanted parts.
These simple techniques help make for a sometimes mediocre frame stylish design. The quality of the effect of "colour on black-and-white" it is important you select a part. Technique is simple, and you only need a little imagination.
Advice 3: How to make photography black and white
If a couple of decades ago, when Amateur color photography was difficult, but now everything has changed, and take pictures, usually in color. But to "remove" colors from a ready picture, making the photo black-and-white, need to try, but quite a bit.
You will need
- - Microsoft Office.
Do not think that only the bulky and slow on lower-end computers Photoshop can cope with the given task. There are a lot more affordable and simple programs that are able to perform this operation is not worse than the glorified and the Almighty Photoshop. One of them is installed by default along with Microsoft Office and is perfect for your purposes. The convenience is that you don't need to download anything and install – if your PC has Word and Excel, in most cases, will Microsoft Office Picture Manager. It is this program you need.
You can find the icon to run the program in "start menu" or start to edit photos in this program in another way. To do this, click the right mouse button on the image file that you want to convert to black and white. In the context menu select "Open with..." and then click Microsoft Office Picture Manager. The program is run, and the added. You can go to work on the chroma.
Find on toolbar button "Edit pictures" and click it. In the right pane, click "Color". You will see three scale sliders which you can adjust such parameters as colour intensity, hue and saturation. All you need to do to turn a photo into a black and white picture is moving the slider on the scale of "Saturation" left until the very end. Photos will be in black and white!
You only have to click the button with the diskette icon to save the changes. However, if you want to save the original file with a color photo, select the menu "File" click "Save as", then save in any folder on your computer and received a black and white photo under a new name.