Highlight a selected color with Inverse Color Selections!
January 21, 2011 4 Comments
- You can make Inverse Color Selections in Capture One Pro’s Color Editor Tool under the Advanced tab.
- Inverse Color Selections can be used to desaturate all but a selected color in a very easy way.
- Inverse Color Selections can still be combined with normal color selections.
Create beautiful and interesting images
The image on the left has come straight out of the camera. The day started with a very clear blue sky, but quickly it became quite hazy and the photos didn’t look very interesting. The image on the right is achieved by working with the Inverse Color Selections which gives the image a more interesting look.
A step by step instruction
Isolate the red color:
1) Use the Color Correction Picker in the Color Editor Tool’s advanced tab to select the red color of the flowers in the foreground.
2) Click on the Inverse Selection icon to select all but the red color.
3) Desaturate all but the red color by dragging the Saturation Slider to minus 100.
Enhance the contrast between the sky and the clouds:
4) Use the Color Correction Picker to pick in the previously blue sky. Even though the sky is now black and white, the Color Editor still remembers the original color.
5) Darken the sky by dragging the Lightness Slider to a negative value.
Brighten the color of the flowers:
6) Use the Color Correction Picker to select the color of the flowers and increase the Saturation and Lightness values to the desired levels.