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Question: How do you do selective coloring on a slr camera!?
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You can use GIMP for selective coloring!. It is free to download!.


Here is the procedure:


Here is another method that is somewhat easier than the GIMP tutorial referenced above!. This is written as pertains to Photoshop, but the same procedure should work in GIMP with possibly some slight changes in tool names!.

First open your photo in your editing program!.!.

Then go to Layer - Duplicate Layer

Click OK

Then go to Image - Adjustments - Hue / Saturation

Drag the Saturation slider all the way to the left to make the photo black and white!.

Click OK

Then get the ERASER tool from the tool box on the left side of the screen!. It is usually the next tool under the clone stamp tool!. Just hover your mouse over the tool, and it will say Eraser!.

When you have selected the Eraser, go up to the Brush options box at the top of the screen, and click on the downfacing arrow!. Set the Hardness of the brush to 100% so you will have accurate control of selection!. You may also need to raise or lower the brush size to suit!.

Erase away any black and white from where you want the color to be revealed!.

When done go to
Layer - Flatten Image

Then just do a Save As to wherever you want to save the photo!.


1!. take a pic
2!. print it small enough to fit the lens on the camera
3!. cut out the parts you want in color
4 take the pic again in black and white
5!. hdr merge the images in an editing program

of course you can buy color filters for your lens to pass or block certain colors when you take the pic!. some dslrs can apply these filters with software in the camera!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It's usually in the menu screen!. There's alot of choices, but I'd pick Adobe RGB 1998, and use the same in Photoshop!. It creates an easier workflow!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

You need to do that on the software of your choice AFTER you take the shot in color!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

You do it in post processing!.

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