Creating a color accent with selective saturation


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Creating a color accent with selective saturation

We've all seen those images where you have the key object in the image that is in color and everything else is in black-and-white. It's a bit corny, but it's a very effective technique nonetheless. So we're seeing the pictures of the London bus, the red bus where everything else is black-and-white, all the yellow taxi in New York or the red telephone box in the UK, things like that, where things are known for being a certain color and then that color is amped up and everything else is de-saturated, well, that's what I'm going to do with this image.

Obviously, we're going to go for red. So all I'm going to do here is add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, we will come to the colors one by one, skipping red, and desaturate them, and there is already nothing more to it than that. Instantly, it becomes a more interesting image. It becomes an image that's about the color red in a way that it wasn't before. So we notice that we have some distracting areas...

Creating a color accent with selective saturation
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Creating a color accent with selective saturation provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Color

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