Taking a black and white photograph and adding partial color effects to certain key points of the shot is one of the most popular techniques amongst professional photographers. You can understand its popularity when you look at the examples we have for you below.
This technique can take an otherwise dull image and make it vibrant by highlighting critical areas of beauty. And, as you will also notice, they can at times be very powerful.
At the bottom of this post we have added some tutorials to help you recreate this effect. Hope you enjoy our selection.
Colour my life with the chaos of trouble
Sunset after the rain selective colour
Colors in B&W
Black and Blue
Tutorials & Resources
- Black and White with a Splash of Colour (Photoshop Tutorial)
- Mono, with a Dash of Colour (Photoshop Tutorial)
- A Splash of Color in Your Black and White
- Black and White… with the occasional splash of colour (Beautiful Examples)