How to Make a Quick & Easy Targeted Color Effect in Photoshop

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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7 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction and Welcome: About This Course

      1:07
    • First Let's Find a Public Domain Photo to Use

      1:34
    • Duplicate Your Photo to Make Multiple Layers

      1:26
    • Desaturating the Top Layer

      2:34
    • Reveal the Color Underneath With an Eraser

      3:47
    • Saving Options and More Tools for Fun (De)Saturation Effects

      4:04
    • Thank Your For Taking This Mini Course. Please Review

      0:51

About This Class

This quick and dirty course will help you make a cool and professional-looking black and white photo with a targeted color effect using Adobe Photoshop (or any similar program like Gimp) in just a matter of minutes that can be used online, in videos and animations, or for print purposes such as on a poster, letterhead, even a T-shirt or other products.

*Please note that free 30 day trial versions of Photoshop are available for download from Adobe's website.

Save money making your own unique images (and stop paying others to do them for you) and develop skills that can help you start making money creating professional-looking images for others. You can also use these simple techniques to make unique images as free gifts for friends and family.

You can decide how much time you will spend on each image which will then affect your end results. As you do more and more, you can be cranking these out in a matter of minutes and could actually make a little business creating these for others on websites like Fiverr, Upwork, and other freelancing websites.

I'm a practicing award-winning multimedia artist and a former tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome (2006-2016). I'm currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at the brand new American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). 

Since 2000 I've been teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this easy Photoshop techniques mini course and join our growing learning community!

Let's get started building your software and design skills today.

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Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.