In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can use the Procreate app to remove the color from an image and add back color to selected areas.
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You can watch the video tutorial above to follow along or just follow the steps below.
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Import a photo or image into your canvas. This will be in its own layer.
You can use the Transform menu (arrow icon in top left) to resize and place the image where you like it.
Duplicate the layer. To do this, open the layers menu (two boxes icon in top right) and swipe the layer to the left. Choose 'Duplicate". This will make an exact copy of your original layer.
Make sure you are on your new duplicated layer. It will be blue.
Select the Adjustments menu (magic wand icon) and tap "Hue, Saturation, Brightness".
Move the saturation level (middle one) all the way to the left.
This removes all of the color from your image leaving it a black and white photo.
Tap the layer menu, tap your black and white layer we just made, and it will bring up the side menu. Choose "Mask". This will attach a masking layer above the layer where we can now erase parts of the black and white photo and reveal the colors in the photo beneath it.
Choose the color black and choose a brush to use to draw or paint over the area you want to bring back the color. In the mask layer, draw over those areas.
If you make a mistake and need to erase, choose the color white and just draw over the mistakes. Return to black to continue revealing the color.
That's it! You can play around with the opacity and types of brushes you use to change up the effects.
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