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How to apply a color cut-out effect in Photoshop

Elena Santos


I’ve always felt a special fascination for color effects applied to black and white images. So, when I saw this quick Photoshop tutorial on the OnSoftware BR blog, I couldn’t help trying it out! It’s a very simple effect often used to draw attention to certain areas in the image, and it’s really easy to apply. Just follow these steps and turn any image into a little piece of black and white art.

1. Open the image you want to work with and go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation. Create a new layer and then move the Saturation slide to the left side until que image goes black and white.

2. Now grab the Brush, zoom in the image to work more comfortably and start painting those areas you want to stand out. You’ll notice the original color comes up as you paint on the photo. Adjust the brush size as necessary, make sure you stop from time to time in case you have to undo an action, and with a little bit of patience you’ll finish the image in no time.

3. There you go! Your color cut-out effect is ready.

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