Dalmatian Greeting Card – Black & White with a Splash of Colour!

Dalmatian Greeting Card
Dalmatian Greeting Card on Zazzle

It’s been a while since I created a new design so I thought I would share how I created this fun dalmatian greeting card with you.

I love images that are black and white with a little splash of colour and have created a few of them in the past myself.

As soon as I saw the original photo of this dalmatian with it’s tongue out I just knew I wanted to make the whole image black and white except the tongue.

Now there are a few ways in which you can do this, but I’m just going to show you the super easy way and all you need is photoshop!

Here is the original photo –

Dalmatian photo

As you can see this dalmatian is actually more brown, but is on a black background.   So first I opened it up on photoshop, next I created a duplicate image.

I simply when to the Enhance menu and selected convert to black and white (making sure I was on the duplicate image).  There are a lot of other ways to do it, but I’m all for easy (and there weren’t a lot of fiddly parts to the photograph).

Next I simply selected the eraser and used it on the tongue (again making sure I was on the duplicate image) – I made the image bigger and adjusted the size of the brush to keep the lines straight.

It really was that simple and here is the result –

 

Have you ever created a black and white with a splash of color design before? If not then why not have a bit of fun and try it on some of your photographs.