How to Do a Reverse Black & White Photo With Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

by Julius VandersteenUpdated September 28, 2017
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When you work on a photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, an application for editing and manipulating digital images, you can apply different effects to give your photo an interesting and artistic look. For example, if you have a black-and-white photo of your kids that you took while they were wearing Halloween costumes, you could make the image look like an X-ray by applying the “Invert” filter to reverse black and white. The “Invert” filter is also useful for making a scanned photo negative into a positive image.

Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements on your computer.

Click “File,” then click “Open,” then click a folder containing your black and white photo. Click the photo file to select it, and then click “Open.”

Click the black-and-white photo to select it.

Click “Filter” from the Photoshop Elements menu.

Click “Adjustments,” and then click “Invert” to reverse the black sections to white, and the white sections to black.


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Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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