02-18-2011, 04:55 PM #1
Making colors "pop" in Photoshop CS5
I'm trying to imitate the above photo on the right. The turquoise socks - see how they pop? And also the reds and oranges on the hydrant? Is there a particular action or tool I can use to achieve this effect? I currently have the complete collection of the "totally rad actions" and don't see anything that would do this - except maybe the "select-o-pop" action?
Any techniques or tips would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
02-18-2011, 05:46 PM #2
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02-18-2011, 08:09 PM #4
There are some things you can do in PP that will help you with getting colors to pop but don't ignore what can be done in-camera. If you watch carefully you will notice that some colors pop on their own in different kinds of light, especially certain shades of green. One of the reasons the turquoise pops in the images above is because they were shot outdoors in just the right kind of light.Lee R
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02-18-2011, 08:29 PM #5
02-18-2011, 09:45 PM #6
Alternatively, Image > Adjust > Replace Color, use the eyedropper to select the socks (or whatever) then increase saturation - but keep an eye on the rest of the photo for any unintended consequences, if that same color is anywhere else in the photo those parts will be changed also.Cameras: Pentax K5, Pentax K-x. PP: Photoshop CS2, Picasa 3
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