You know the photos that are black and white except for a small piece of clothing or a flower that is in color? You have always wanted to know how to do that, right?
It’s easy with Picnik.com.
Take Barbie for instance…
She likes to shine in her closeups…
Start with a basic photo, but one with a shape that can be easily “separated” from the background to colorize. You might not want to start with an object with winding parts like a tree.
Open up the photo in Picnik.com
Go to Create>Effects>Black and White
Settings to Original, and change the brush size to fit the object you want to colorize.
While the application is open, the photo will turn to black and white. Take the brush (you will see the cursor is a circle) and begin to run it over the area you want to colorize, in this case Barbie…
Now I’m going to twist or rotate it for effect, and as I do that I notice that i have over colored in one place…
I know, it’s slight but her underarm is yellowish…and it’s not a good look for Barbie!! ;)
Now hit the Black and White again, this time checking “Reverse” and “Effect”….
Now I can take my cursor and “UNDO” what I did. Any spots that should NOT be color can be undone. And by making the brush SMALLER I can hit a fine area to de-colorize.
Can you do that? I’d love to see your finished product!!