How to Create a Black-and-White Photo While Keeping Some Color Using Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3


Have you ever wondered how to make a black-and-white photo, but leave a person's eyes blue? Or keep the grass green but the people in the photo are in black and white? Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 makes it easy to learn.

Things You'll Need

  • Printer (optional)
  • Photo paper (optional)
  • Launch Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3.

  • From the File Menu, select "Open."

  • Find the picture you would like to alter. Highlight it and click "Open."

  • Select "Zoom In" from the top toolbar to enlarge the area you want to keep in color.

  • On the side toolbar, select the "Freehand Selection Tool."

  • Holding down the left mouse button, trace around the part of the picture you would like to keep in color.

  • On the top toolbar, click "Selections" and then select "Invert."

  • From the top toolbar, click "Effects." Then click "Photo Effects" and select "Black and White Film." A pop-up box will appear. Select "OK." Your picture should now be entirely black and white, except for the area you selected.

  • From the top toolbar, click "Selections." Then click "Select None." You have completed modifying the colors in your picture. You can now save and print it if you desire.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to have more than one part of your picture in color, hold down the "Shift" key while using the Freehand Selection Tool.
  • Try putting a background in color or on a person's clothes. Get creative.
  • Make sure you use "Save As" instead of just saving so you don't overwrite your original picture. You never know when you'll need it.

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