- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
Fading Out Color
You’ll often see this effect used in advertising—it’s a neat way to convey the idea of an object moving from the past to the present, or from a humdrum world into an exciting one. One side of the image is black and white, and the other side is full color, with a smooth transition between the two modes in the middle.
- Click to choose the Gradient tool, or press G.
- Making sure that the foreground color is black, choose the Foreground to Transparent gradient in the options bar.
- Choose Saturation from the Mode pop-up menu on the options bar.
Click and drag horizontally across the middle of the photo.