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This chapter is from the book

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.


  • 1.jpg Click to choose the Gradient tool, or press G.
  • 2.jpg Making sure that the foreground color is black, choose the Foreground to Transparent gradient in the options bar.
  • 3.jpg Choose Saturation from the Mode pop-up menu on the options bar.
  • 4.jpg Click and drag horizontally across the middle of the photo.


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