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Lesson 12. Creating Special Effects > Desaturating a selection

Desaturating a selection

You’ll use the Desaturate command to desaturate—that is, to remove the color from—the selected pear area. Saturation is the presence or absence of color in a selection. When you desaturate a selection within an image, you create a grayscale-like effect without affecting the colors in other parts of the image.

1.
In the Layers palette, select Layer 1, the layer with the pears image.

2.
Choose Select > Load Selection.

3.
In the Load Selection dialog box, select Right Pear from the Channel pop-up menu, and click OK. A selection border appears around the right pear in your image.

4.
Choose Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. The color is removed from the selection.

5.
Choose Select > Deselect.

6.
Choose File > Save to save your work.


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