I’m sure you’ve seen the stunning adverts with a car or a model in a brightly colored dress are set against a black and white background. This effect is surprisingly easy to create, but do make sure there is enough contrast between the color of the object you wish to highlight and the surrounding scenery.
Along side your photo you will also see a series of color sliders:
If you wish to, you can move these sliders to enhance the balance between the different shades of grey in what will become the background. In the case of the photo below, I boosted the yellows to give a moodier feel to the clouds:
Make sure the top square of the two intersecting squares on the tool bar is black:
Then select a brush from the side menu, and then click on the brush icon at the top to get a large, soft, brush to reveal the larger areas:
Now paint out the area where you want to reveal the underlying color. If you need to enlarge the photo so you can be more precise, click ‘command’ and ‘+’ at the same time:
Now save the photo for future use.