Color Reveal in Photoshop

Aric Veach - Web Technologies


First I found three nature photos that I thought would be interesting and would work well. After I opened my photo in Photoshop I created a duplicate background layer by pressing Ctrl-J. Next, I removed color from the duplicate layer by pressing Shift + CTRL + U. Then I created a new layer mask and used the airbrush tool to bring back the color of the animal by removing a portion of the layer mask. The final result is shown here.

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