Playing with selective color - C&C

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  1. Neil S.

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    I shot this years ago and thought it may be a good image for me to practice selective coloring on.

    I am still a PS noob by the way.

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    Selective colour works well here because you have added emphasis to the primary subject. The geometric background works well in grey scale.
     
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    I just thought it looked pretty descent for this type of shot lol. I had no idea why, thanks for the input and I appreciate it.
     
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    I disagree. It may look ok but you are not accomplishing much. You already have neutral colored floor ( I assume bamboo color) and black and white window. I bet the original looks far better than this one. I could be wrong though. :lmao:
     
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    As you are practicing the technique, I think you did a good job.

    In terms of its usage, I think it fits well with the image. As oldpacman said, use selective colouring as a tool to help draw interest to your subject. Some people will take a photo of their kid and selective colour the toy they are holding. This puts emphasis on the toy and not the kid.

    To add to what schwetty said, maybe not a full black and white background would work, what about just a slightly desaturated background with full colour subject?

    Keep on pushing those PS skills. :)
     
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    Hey is that a dig? I actually kinda like that handle. I did play pacman in the 70s arcades, but I still dig my Macs more.:biggrin:
     
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    lol....thats posting too early in the morning pre-coffee. :lol:

    :hugs:
     
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    meh. don't like it. just looks like she's floating.
     
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    I'm not much of a fan of selective color, but here it works well and definitely adds to the picture. As has been stated, too often, it's used in a way that draws attention away from the subject. Here, it focuses your attention on the subject quite well.

    Nice picture.
     
  10. Neil S.

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    Thank you guys all for the input. It is appreciated. :mrgreen:
     
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    Post the original Neil?
     
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