Selective Color

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  1. sfaribault

    sfaribault TPF Noob!

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    What pictures work best?? Cluttered pictures and you want to change viewer focus??

    What do you look for when you decide to try this??

    Steve
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Prepare for ramble:

    I usually do a selective coloured picture when I get bored of my current "phase" that I'll be going through. It usually makes me pay more attention to the photo and the colours in it.

    Here I'll send you a link to two of my selective coloured photos and you can ask yourself, why does it work or not work?? what effect does it have in this situation? Why did I chose that area to colour? and that area to have black and white?
    When I pick a photo to selectively colour I usually choose one that has an interesting colour in it. Like the green water in the one below, or the bright bright red flowers that I then also desaturated. It's not just the placement of the object in the photo that I look at... but the particular colour it is and why that colour is different.

    Selective colouring doesn't always change the viewers focus... or that's not the major effect it has on the photo. Sometimes it creates a completely different mood while maintaining the original focus.

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    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y51/Meysha/EcoleMilitaire.jpg


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    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y51/Meysha/PICT2734.jpg
     
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    The one with the flowers as the selective color works really well for me.

    The one with the water, I had trouble distinguishing that the water was not black/shades of gray

    both excellent pictures tho.
     
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    wow...i need to try that....
     
  5. sfaribault

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    Thanks for the examples..

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