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Create a selective “color hold” effect

REQUIRES

Photoshop CS6 or later, including Photoshop CC

YOU WILL LEARN

How to preserve specific colors using adjustment layers and masks

IT WILL TA KE

15 minutes

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THE EYE IS naturally drawn to areas of color in an image that’s otherwise monochrome. It’s a technique often used in advertising, and also creatively to throw the focus on characters or objects, such as in the movie Schindler’s List, in the scene in which a small girl’s red raincoat stands out in a black-and-white setting. The effect works particularly well when it’s applied to iconic subjects associated with a specific color, such as a red London bus.

Typically, however, as in our image

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