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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2012, 12:10:28 AM »
I'm on CS3, I'll do some experimenting. Thanks much.

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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2012, 04:47:09 AM »
My method for the ladybird picture was even simpler. The picture was taken in RAW using the neutral picture style. In the conversion I changed the picture style - I have three that preserve red in the photo (Ruby, Perl and Only Red). These all give different effects. Ruby and Perl desaturate green but keep the other colours, Only Red keeps only the red. I played around with the additional picture styles on the Canon website before searching for more. I found the downloadable SKD picture styles on Cinescopophilia and a few elsewhere now have loads. I've also fiddled about making one or two of my own using the picture style editor.

I didn't have to do anything except swap the picture style, apply sharpening and tweak the contrast and shadows before converting to JPEG. Job done. Admittedly this method is a bit of a cheat and I already had the picture style file but it was fairly instant.


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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2012, 03:48:03 AM »
hate to say, spot colour a bit 1980s...

Oh well, I think it's more to do with the story you're trying to convey through the picture and your own style (or what a client wants)  than what trends attempt to dictate.

Not all photos  lend themselves to this style anyway.

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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2012, 06:12:38 PM »
Here was a good Use for this technique on a commercial client.

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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2012, 11:27:03 AM »
Here was a good Use for this technique on a commercial client.

This is nice, and quite tough too if you use the same method of brushing the colors forward as I do (given the straws and all:)

80's or not... Photography in itself is also pretty old:)
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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2012, 12:50:37 PM »
This is not a technique I use very often, but it seemed to be the right thing to do with this image.


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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2012, 01:48:50 PM »
I don't do this a lot, but I liked the effect on this one...

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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2012, 05:26:09 PM »
"Over-exposed"   ::)



Came across this roll of film while hiking last March.

only shot ive ever seen where I like the effect. probably the implied irony. :)

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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2012, 07:22:04 PM »
Here I used the effect on the blood trickling out from the skin to make a more dramatic picture. I used Nic Silver Efex pro, which I can strongly recommend. It is by far my favorite add-on to Lightroom.
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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2012, 09:48:00 PM »
"Over-exposed"   ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6825398072/in/photostream
Came across this roll of film while hiking last March.

only shot ive ever seen where I like the effect. probably the implied irony. :)

Thanks!  I'm glad you liked it.  :)

The moment I saw it lying on the ground, I knew it would make a great subject.
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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2012, 02:16:02 AM »
"Over-exposed"   ::)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/6825398072/in/photostream
Came across this roll of film while hiking last March.

only shot ive ever seen where I like the effect. probably the implied irony. :)


Thanks!  I'm glad you liked it.  :)

The moment I saw it lying on the ground, I knew it would make a great subject.

I agree that it is great:) also for the overall rugged style of the picture.
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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2012, 02:17:12 AM »
Here I used the effect on the blood trickling out from the skin to make a more dramatic picture. I used Nic Silver Efex pro, which I can strongly recommend. It is by far my favorite add-on to Lightroom.


Kasper. This is brilliant and I agree that the use of selective brings a new dimension to this shot.
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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2012, 12:52:28 PM »
I used this technique on a photo from a shoot today of a 'colorful' lecturer, as a fun portrait.
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Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2012, 10:14:44 AM »
This technique appears so often in the "Youarenotaphotographer" blog that I am both fascinated by and scared of it....
The idea was "killer eyes" - so I made the eyes colour slightly colder than on the original
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