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How To Color Splash Your Photos

Madison, 2 years ago. Those are her eyes. I did not enhance them.

For the past few years I've enjoyed COLOR SPLASHING my photos. I've been asked many times how do I do it, so I figured I share with the blog world if you do not already know.

Go to PHOTOBUCKET and upload the picture you want to Color Splash.

Click the EFFECTS tab

Click the GREYSCALE button

Your picture will now be black & white

  Click the ADVANCED OPTIONS button. A box will pop up
From the drop down menu APPLY TO PAINTED REGION.
This will turn your picture back to color.

 Click the INVERT box to turn your picture back to black and white.
 Click the ORGINAL button.
 Select your brush size and start painting where you want your COLOR SPLASH
TIP: Zoom in and out and change the SIZE of your brush as needed to get all the details

When you are done with you COLOR SPLASH click APPLY and SAVE your picture.

Yes, you can right click SAVE the picture to your computer and upload it to Walgreens to order a print, but images larger than 5x7 do not come out nice due to low resolution pixel count.

Have fun COLOR SPLASHING! If you have any questions please let me know :)


  1. Oh I so love that. I must try this. My son doesn't have big blue eyes lol But he does have an Auburn color and I think they would look beautiful in a black and white pic. Cant wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great tutorial! I'll be linking this to my blog tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I always wondered how it was done!LOL

  4. Awesome! Thanks for showing us all how to do this. It is such a great look when you have the splash of color!

  5. My mom has been bugging me to do this for her and I keep telling her I don't know how!!! Thanks so much! Just in time for mother's day. You've saved the day. :)

  6. too cool...I can barely keep my eyes open at the moment, but when I wake this is the first thing I'm going to try tomorrow! Thanks for posting.


  7. Thanks for sharing this other way of doing it! It sounds a little easier!!! And so glad to have found a new blog buddy! I am a follower now! Hope you will drop by my place sometime!!! Have a fab Thursday!!!

  8. omg! i've been looking for these a long time..thanks a lot for sharing!

  9. Thanks for this post, I do have one question.... I can't figure out how to change the color that it "adds" as the "splash of color". It is always orange, no matter what picture I choose or where I try to paint --- eyes, hair, shoes, teeth... lol --- how do you change the color???? *im hopeless* lol


  10. I posted about this on my blog today:

    Thanks :)


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