Highlight photo elements using glaring color

I love effect when some element on grayscale photo is highlighted using bright color, for example lips or eyes color on the face, without changing element texture. I want to show how to do this in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

First we will open photo in Photoshop, discolor it using Image/Adjustments/Desaturate:

Source image

Using Polygonal Lasso tool will select area, which will be painted over, but previously set Feather value to 1px to get avoid sharp edge of lips:

Selection area

Now will select Brush tool and set following options:

Brush settings

I choosed following foreground color for the lips: BC2805. Then I painted over lips and removed selection. We can enlarge brush size and paint cheeks a little using the same color. We got attractive girl with red lips:

Result image

6 Responses

  1. Great tut! Very quick and easy. Would you mind checking out, http://www.tutorial-search.com, and submiting it? thanks

    Posted on November 29th, 2006 at 6:50 am

  2. Trés bon site ! Vraiment !
    Tes fichiers psd, c’est une bonne idée.. surtout que je suis fatigué en ce moment !! lol

    Very good site ! really !
    Your Psd files are a good idea ! Is more easy ’cause i’m tired !! lol
    thanks !

    sorry for language, I’m French, leaving in Britany !!

    Posted on January 10th, 2007 at 6:49 am

  3. Nice!

    Posted on February 1st, 2007 at 9:15 pm

  4. thanks for the tutorial on the red lips. appreciate it!

    Posted on February 10th, 2007 at 6:58 am

  5. NICE !

    would you do that with my lips too ?


    Posted on July 6th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

  6. Thanks very much for this tutorial. It is clean and simple yet easy to follow. You save my day.

    Posted on May 27th, 2008 at 1:46 am

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