Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Selective Colouring

I've just spent the weekend playing with Photoshop. This time selectively colouring my photos. To do this you first change the image to black and white and then using layers bring back the colour you want in your photo. It's addictive and fun. There are plenty of tutorials you can find on the Internet to learn how to achieve the effects.

The first photo is of Priska. She's a beautiful dog and belongs to a family member. I've put both images in, a before and after.

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After working on the image this was the result.SONY DSC


The image has been darken and saturated to give Priska's coat a deeper colour.





Another type of image which takes well to this type of colouring is flowers.

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After selective colouring this is the result.



The blossoms stand out against the black and white of the rest of the image.

It is a fun way to spend a wet rainy day.




To have a look at more images like this check out my albums on webshots. These images are in the album called Selective Colouring


TheButterflyTribe Khalifa said...

very nice!

aubirdwoman said...

hello again.... long time no see lol. Must have a try with my old photos.