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Colour popping - CRS

George Farmer

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I've used Elements to take all the colour away from the image, except the red in my crystal red shrimp.

It's a technique known as "colour popping", and can be quite effective at highlighting the subject.

It's all good fun!

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John Starkey

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Hi George, very good picture mate tell us how to do this clever clogs :) regards john.
 

George Farmer

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Thanks, John.

This was really simple.

Go to the 'Enhance' menu. It may be called something different in newer versions.

Go to the 'Adjust Color', then select 'Hue/Saturation'.

Go to the 'Edit' drop down and change from 'Master' to all the colours individually, except red, and drag the 'Saturation' silder to -100.

Easy peasy!

For more advanced stuff, check out - http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Video-Tut ... Photoshop/

Cheers.
 

George Farmer

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Cheers!

I work on the principle if you take enough photos, one of them will turn out ok...

The post processing is almost just as much fun!
 

LondonDragon

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George Farmer said:
I work on the principle if you take enough photos, one of them will turn out ok...
That makes two of us, I really need an upgrade to my old Minolta its playing up lately, not focusing properly.
Will have a look at the new Sony Alphas since I can use the same lenses.
 
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