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PAD 20

Postby Mike Farley » Sun 20 Jan 2013, 13:24

Day 20 and a walk in the falling snow to the newsagent's for the Sunday paper. My first image using the colour popping technique.
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Re: PAD 20

Postby davidc » Sun 20 Jan 2013, 14:52

How did you go about te colour popping? I've seen a few different methods, wondering which you chose and why, and what you thought of it.
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Re: PAD 20

Postby Mike Farley » Sun 20 Jan 2013, 16:36

davidc wrote:How did you go about te colour popping? I've seen a few different methods, wondering which you chose and why, and what you thought of it.


It was very straightforward. In Photoshop I duplicated the colour layer and converted it to mono. I then used a layer mask to erase the black and white section where the figure is to reveal the colour underneath. I used a large brush for most of the area, then reduced its size for the edges. Since the lower half of the figure is against the white snow, I found that I did not have to be that accurate and it only took a couple of minutes.
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Re: PAD 20

Postby Rose » Sun 20 Jan 2013, 22:19

Very effective Mike, I like it
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Re: PAD 20

Postby Mike Farley » Sun 20 Jan 2013, 23:06

Thanks, Rose. I felt that the original shot was a bit lacking, but the colour popping treatment really lifted it.
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Re: PAD 20

Postby Rose » Mon 21 Jan 2013, 08:54

Yes, it's a tehnique that doesn't always work - it can be overused in my opinion - but it definitely adds something here.
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Re: PAD 20

Postby Mike Farley » Mon 21 Jan 2013, 14:33

Rose wrote:Yes, it's a tehnique that doesn't always work - it can be overused in my opinion - but it definitely adds something here.


I do agree about overuse, Rose, which is why I have never done it before. I was fortunate that my wife was wearing such bright clothing with the colours of her socks and boots complementing the red jacket.
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Re: PAD 20

Postby Rose » Mon 21 Jan 2013, 15:23

That was very considerate of her :lol: :lol:
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