first try with selective coloring....

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  1. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon TPF Noob!

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    C&C welcome.

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    picked something i felt would be an easy one to start off with.
    thanks for looking.
     
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    not good. the hair really causes all the problems with this one. it just doesnt look authentic. i would try still life first.
     
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    The hair doesn't bother me...the thing that i usually see with selective coloring is that it's not most of the pic...maybe the waistband on the dress...or the door knob...
     
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    i know what you mean by the hair, it does kinda bother me but not that much.

    and yeah, it does dominate most of the picture, will probably do another soon.

    any tips on this? whats the easiest way to go around the edges to make it look nice, i have another pic that im doing for work, its a red car on the showroom and its a pain in the ass around the edges bc the background is dark.
     
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    I don't know by which method you create your selective colouring photos. I've chosen the duplicated-layer-method before (was taught to do it like that, I should say), in Lab Mode, desaturating the new layer and then using the rubber tool on all those parts that I want to "show through", i.e. by "rubbing away" the monochrome layer. I used to work in enormously large magnification on tricky things like individual leaves or other fine things...
     
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    nice shot but doesnot really roll with selective coloring.. the top half of her seems a bit unnatural
     
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    You know, I think a part of the problem is the composition and quality of the shot.

    The shot is kinda fuzzy... the girl is totally lost. (admittedly hard to avoid given the size of that door ... thing.) :lol: (cool door thing btw)

    Also, I think a lot of times when doing selective color... the color is usually on an accent... not the dominating aspect of the image. The effect is usually "Oh a black and white... oh wow look at her eyes!!!" not "Good christ what a huge red door... oh, wait, there are some elements of this shot that are black and white... oh hey, where did that girl come from?"

    (the latter was my exact reaction, btw)
     
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    Actually, you might try doing this same shot with just that note colorized and the rest b&w. (I think that note is kinda pinkish) You might also colorize just an aspect of the girl... her hair maybe. Too bad she isn't wearing a colored dress... that could be interesting.
     
  9. invisibledemon

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    lol,
    i think im going to try it again and maybe do the door handles, or the number and square above the door on the glass.
     

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