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:
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.