Jennifer D. Berhorst
Ok so I bought Photoshop 6 thinking it would be like the older version. I am trying to make a color pic black and white and then bring the color back in a picture, a flower. In the old version you would go to adjustments and desaturate. Well I can not find either of those in my version. Help please.
Looks like you're talking about Photoshop Elements 6 (a.k.a. "PSE"), instead of Photoshop the-big-un, part of CS3 (Creative Suite 3). The latter's price ia about US$ 500. Did you pay that? Or more like US$ 100? That would be PSE.
Unfortunately, if it IS Photoshop Elements you're talking about, I have version 2.0. So can't help you. I've used Photoshop, the past 4 years.
However, I'm sure the answer to your question is right there, on your desk. In the manual. Or in the Help file.
Desaturation may not be the best means of converting to B&W. I show several ways in my course Leveraging Layers: Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool. However, assuming you have elements 6 and want to do it as you suggest, here are the steps I'd use...
1. Open the image. I assume for these steps that the image is flattened; you will have to adjust the steps as suitable if not.
You can touchup the Mask layer to show/hide more and less of the Duplicate layer using the Brush and Eraser on the Mask layer only.
I have not yet made my Elements add-ons for Elements 6 which will include a masking tool. When I do it will be available on my Elements website which has add-ons for all other versions:
I hope that helps!
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