Photography Tips & Selective Color

On Friday, May 28th, the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge is Selective Color. This means your photos need to be monochrome with a spot of the original color left in. Yesterday, I posted some tips using Corel PhotoPaint Pro 2021. Tomorrow, I will post some tips and tricks in Adobe Photoshop 2021.

I want to thank Cee Neuner with Cee’s Photo Challenges for her generous expertise in helping provide information that I could share with my followers. She has been posting a new series of photography tips to include black and white/selective color blogs that you may find useful in your photography and post editing process. Here are the links to her four recent posts:

Part 1 – Easy Techniques to Try

Part 2 – Post Editing Basics

Part 3 – Editing Using B&W Mixer in Camera Raw (Adobe Suite Program)

Part 4 – Selective Color

Cee mainly uses Adobe Camera Raw which is part of the Adobe Creative Suite. Camera Raw is a free plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop, however is not free, but can be purchased for $9.99 per month. You can try it for free for 7 days. Click here.

In terms of understanding the difference, Camera Raw is an image developer similar to when we used to get our 35mm film developed after shooting off a role. Photoshop is the image editor, but there are editing tools in Camera Raw that are quite useful and can be quicker than Photoshop. I find that I have more control in Photoshop, but I’m sure it is because that is what I’m used to using.

As I’ve stated in other posts, there is no right or wrong way. There are lots of ways to accomplish selective color using these digital editing programs.

21 Comments on “Photography Tips & Selective Color

  1. Thanks Lisa for the mention. And yes, there are several ways to achieve selective coloring. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to your challenge next week. πŸ˜€

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    • You are welcome. Thank you for doing that and giving me more content to add to this adventure. Can’t wait to see what you have in store. I’m looking forward to it too! I don’t have my photos picked out yet. What???? πŸ™‚


  2. I use Photoshop Elements so I’m going to be investigating how best to do selective colour there, or possibly using a phone app – I’ve done the latter in the past with reasonable success!

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