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In this movie I'd like to show you how to use a very cool tool called Selective Color Correction, which allows you to take individual colors within an image and adjust them. This is a great image to try this with because we've got some very bright colors to work with in terms of the clothing. So let's go ahead and magnify, and let's activate our Selective Color Correction tool. And when you first look at this, ooh, it's a little bit complex and intimidating but once you get the hang of it it's really pretty simple. The way you activate this tool is you first designate the color that you'd like to edit and with this little bit experience to learn where to start clicking.
For instance you can click on the light color or you can click on the dark color. What this tool is going to do is, you'll see, it looks for a range of colors that it's going to adjust. And sometimes you click on the light color and it doesn't adjust the entire ones, you have to go more towards the midtones. So my recommendation is don't click on the lightest, don't click on the darkest, I'm going to click in between, midtonal area, all right. And then once you've selected that color then what we do is we work either from the inside out or from the outside in. And when we work from the inside out, you'll notice when I put my hand over this it says there is a plus sign. It means we're going to be adding colors.
So in this case when we move towards the yellow you'll see we make that green a lot more yellow, and so this becomes phosphorescent. On the other hand if we move from the yellow in we're making a lot more aquamarine. And then you can move towards other colors. For instance you can take this and move it towards the magenta, now you'll notice that his shirt is changing as well as her jacket when you do this. Sometimes what happens is you can make an adjustment, it just works on one portion, and sometimes you make another one like we just did and that works on the other one, let's try the blue.
Let me show you, how a color closer to a primary color usually works better without having to do anything else. Notice I can get a really saturated blue here, and also notice is doing the hat and the gloves. So it's very good, he's very color-coordinated which is nice. And notice we can move inside out and becomes purple, so there we don't have a problem but when we work on the jacket we have a problem. So what do you do? Well you go to the Expert dialog box, if we know we're going to have problems with this jacket. You just take the Pen tool here and really it's a Path tool.
I'm going to create a new path and I'm just going to go around the jacket, and we'll call this the Jacket, and then when we click over here on the midtone and we make our adjustments, then you'll notice that it's going to adjust the image background there as well, so sometimes you're going to have to make it very tight if there's green, like part of the greenery in the background. So something like a primary color like blue works very, very easily.
Things that are more mixed colors particularly like a green jacket on the green background you're going to have more problems with. Now some of this work is to going be easier and faster in Photoshop, some work that you can do here. Remember the close you're to a primary color and the less other colors you have in your image the easier it's going to be for you. But it is. It's a cool tool. It's very powerful, and you can selectively adjust individual colors within your image. Oh, by the way one other point is that that I can create multiple masks and Color Correct individual masks, and they show up down here. So there's doing Selective Color Correction through SilverFast.
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