Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Completely removing color, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
With some older photos that include a color element, you might find that color …is actually a little bit distracting to the point you may want to reduce it or …remove it. That color may have been caused by a …shift over time or some fading or it might have been part of the original, …such as sepia tone effect, based on sepia being used originally as a perservative …agent for photos. In any event, there are a variety of ways …that you can reduce or remove the color in a photo. …Now, some of those I don't actually recommend.…
For example, you could go to the image menu and choose mode and convert color …image to gray scale. So, instead of being in the RGB color …mode, for example You can convert an image to grayscale and that will …certainly remove all the color in the image. …You could also simply apply an adjustment in order to desaturate. …So for example you could choose Image Adjustments and Desaturate from the menu. …In order to completely remove all color from the photo. …But especially in situations where there's a good amount of color …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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