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Selective Color Photo Tutorial with Nikki Smith

6 Jun 2012
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Cloth Paper Scissors, July/August 2012: Getting Technical
Above photo by Kristie Bonnewell

 

 
Photo by Steven Schwartzman

 

 

Photo by Nikki Smith


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m.hearnden wrote
on 11 Sep 2012 6:18 PM
juliegill wrote
on 20 Oct 2012 4:40 AM

Nice work but the background looks rather dull and uninteresting would suggest you increase the brightness and contrast on the black and white layer.   Not sure which system you used for your altered image but looks like you have painted over an image that was turned to grey scale.   I always work using the layers channels especially if using black and white and colour together on same image.  Gives more control for saturation and colour control etc and allows you to work colour layer on top of black and white.

juliegill wrote
on 20 Oct 2012 4:40 AM

Nice work but the background looks rather dull and uninteresting would suggest you increase the brightness and contrast on the black and white layer.   Not sure which system you used for your altered image but looks like you have painted over an image that was turned to grey scale.   I always work using the layers channels especially if using black and white and colour together on same image.  Gives more control for saturation and colour control etc and allows you to work colour layer on top of black and white.

juliegill wrote
on 20 Oct 2012 4:40 AM

Nice work but the background looks rather dull and uninteresting would suggest you increase the brightness and contrast on the black and white layer.   Not sure which system you used for your altered image but looks like you have painted over an image that was turned to grey scale.   I always work using the layers channels especially if using black and white and colour together on same image.  Gives more control for saturation and colour control etc and allows you to work colour layer on top of black and white.

on 12 Jan 2013 1:04 PM

More of Kristie Bonnewell's photography can be seen on her website:

http://kristie-bonnewell.artistwebsites.com

on 12 Jan 2013 1:07 PM

Steven Schwartzman has a wonderful nature photography blog called "Portraits of Wildflowers" here:

http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/

on 12 Jan 2013 1:30 PM

Hi Julie,

Thanks for your feedback.  Yes, there are certainly many advanced editing techniques possible that allow for fine control.  Using layer channels was beyond the scope of this Selective Color tutorial article, however.  The tutorial is published in the July/August 2012: Getting Technical column.

Kind Regards,

~Nikki