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I am having a hard time replicating the second image style in the first. The football field image needs the black to be gone and be replaced throughout the image with a white color. What is the best way to do this in Photoshop and get the same result as the second image?

Image To Convert

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Another approach would be to invert the colors (CTRL+I), then add a new layer of pure white (or the gradient @JohnnyKutnowski suggested). Reduce the white layer's opacity slightly to let the image show through. I set my white layer's opacity to 88% and this is the result:

Image inverted with nearly opaque white layer

  • This seems reasonable. I might suggest adding a motion blur. Maybe duplicate the layer -> motion blur at the desired angle -> lower opacity of the blurred layer – Ryan Oct 2 '14 at 14:38
  • Let me try this out, looks exactly like what I need. – Mike Flynn Oct 3 '14 at 14:00
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I think your approach isn't the right one in this case.

To achieve what you see in the second image, I would go for a gradient map on the original image with a gray to white gradient. I'm sure that's exactly how they got to that result.

It's easy to do, just add a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer, and choose the colours in the gradient selector.

That being said, to select a colour and than change it, I usually go with Select > Color Range... and adjust the fuzziness to my needs. But this is what I call a dirty method, just like the Magic Wand.

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