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How to desaturate with Photoshop

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How to desaturate with Photoshop: Since you’ve learned the rudiments of how to use Photoshop, nobody stops you anymore. Your desire to edit photos grows every day and you are constantly looking for tricks to make your images even more beautiful and original. Tell me, have you ever thought about desaturate photos?

With just a few clicks, you can give your photos a beautiful “black and white” effect by having the ability to exclude specific colors from desaturation. If you want to find out how, follow my directions on how to desaturate with Photoshop and you will be amazed by the quality of the results obtained with this simple technique.

The first step you need to take to learn how to desaturate with Photoshop is to start the program through its icon on the desktop or in the Windows taskbar and select the item You open from the menu File to import the photo you want to desaturate.

If you want to apply a simple “black and white” effect to your whole photo, without excluding any color from desaturation, all you have to do is click on the menu Image and select the item Adjustments> Remove Saturation from the menu that appears.

If you want to make your photo artistic and desaturate with Photoshop leaving only one color “access”, the procedure to follow is a little longer but equally simple. I will try to use it to make the red rose remain inside the image transformed into black and white. After opening the original photo (the color one) in Photoshop, to selectively desaturate the image, click on the menu Image and select the item Adjustments> Hue / Saturation from the menu that appears.

In the window that opens, select one by one all the colors available in the drop-down menu Composite and brings the bar of the Saturation to the minimum for each of them (by moving it all the way to the left), but being careful to exclude the value Composite and the color you intend to preserve in the photo from the operation. In my case, I want to preserve the red of the rose and so I lowered the saturation of the Rossiof the Detective storiesof the greens and all other colors but not those of the gods Rossi and of Composite. When the operation is complete, click on OK to apply the changes to the photo.

At this point, you should have gotten your desaturated photo, so you just have to save it by clicking on the menu File and selecting the item Save with name from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, select the folder in which to save the image, give it a name by typing it in the field File nameselect the file format in which to save it from the menu Format and click on the button Save to complete the operation.

In the event that after desaturation there were small residues of unwanted colors in the image, select the area of ​​the photo with the rectangular selection or the lassoclick on the menu Image and select the item Adjustments> Remove Saturation from the menu that appears to complete the desaturation.