Emerald Move

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  1. tachyon

    tachyon TPF Noob!

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    Just posted this to my site. I'd like to share it with you. It's my first to cast the background into B&W. Click the image to go the my site.

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    All comments are most welcomed.
     
  2. jadin

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    Perfect.
     
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    Nice extraction on the peacock. Great idea for an image.
     
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    It's a great piece, and I'm glad you turned the background to black and white. It really helps focus on the peacock
     
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    very interesting idea... Was the peacock a pro model? :D:D
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Spot on, nice colors. S/he could have smiled and looked at the camera tho ;) :LOL:
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This one's a "he", Kara. The "shes" don't have these kind of tail feathers. The "Hes" want to impress the "shes" with this...

    One QUESTION about this photos (are questions being permitted in the Critique Gallery, too?):

    Was this peacock there?
    I mean: was it actually going up those stairs?
    Or has it been put there?

    It's all very innocent asking, I really don't know.
    Its borders might look so "cut out" because HE is in colour and the steps are in b+w?

    Can anyone clarify this for me?

    Other than that I find this a wonderful example of - now what is this technique called again? MLeaving the colour with only parts of the picture and getting the rest of it in b+w?
     
  8. canonrebel

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    Could you be referring to "selective coloring"?
     
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    :shock: wow, that's awesome
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, thanks for the word, canonrebel, "selective colouring" was what I meant to say. Sometimes I don't remember the right technical term when I come here to write some comments... thanks again.

    But I'm still wondering if the peacock was there in the first place or whether this photos was composed out of two: the stairs in one and the peacock in another.

    It is so sharply outlined, that is why I'm asking.

    Or is anything that is being edited by the selective colouring method so clearly outlined in the end?

    Mine is genuine ignorance, I'm really only asking.
     
  11. canonrebel

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    Regardless whether or not it was a composit from two separate fotos or not, the peacock still had to be selected in order to be isolated. This can done in photoshop or photopaint. My preference of editing software is photoshop.

    Yes, it is sharply outlined (too sharply IMHO).

    In this application, Selective Colouring defines a technique rather than a process. I would have used the pen tool in PS to select the peacock to isolate it from the rest of the image. Then process the rest of the image in black and white using desaturation or one of several other means.

    BTW, I really like this image. I was doing this kind of PS fakery even when it wasn't popular.
     

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