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Gas Pump - Black and White with Color
  Gas Pump - Black and White with Color
Gas Pump - Black and White with Color
Using spot coloring techniques in digital imaging software.
© James Miotke
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Rhonda Craig

member since: 11/26/2000
    What software was used to be able to color only a part of this picture?

11/26/2000 5:57:39 PM

 
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Hi Rhonda,
The software used was Adobe Photoshop but you may be able to create a similar effect with other image-editing programs. All you need is the ability to select and isolate one area (layers are great for this) and the ability to convert the isolated area to grayscale or color. We have one lesson in my Photoshop for Photographers course dedicated to this topic.

Enjoy!

11/30/2000 2:58:58 AM

 
Rhonda Craig

member since: 11/26/2000
 

Thanks Jim! The picture is great!! Hopefully I can figure this out. I haven't worked much with Photoshop but I plan on trying it!!

Rhonda

11/30/2000 7:28:51 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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member since: 9/27/2002
 

This is really cool Jim! This technique makes for a really great image - I like the isolation of color in just the gas pump and grass! Great scene, too!

Cathy :)

 
James Miotke
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Thanks very much, Cathy. This was shot in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington. Near the town of North Bend (where they filmed Twin Peaks, the TV series). The valley is very idyllic and full of these kinds of scenes.

Thanks again!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Cool - I remember Twin Peaks, Jim! I've heard of Snoqualmie Valley (we get some of the Seattle t.v. stations here). It sounds like an interesting place!

Cathy :)

 
Mike Woeller

member since: 1/11/2007
 

Jim, this is one of my favorite digital effects (spot color) and you use it very well in this image.

7/23/2007 12:58:20 PM

 
Cheryl M. Hall
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member since: 9/14/2007
 

This is truly a beautiful effect...I have paint shop pro and I tinkered around with it trying to teach myself how to do this but I'm not quite there yet..the end result still looks a little messy...I tried the above link to the less but it is no longer available...even though it was for photoshop I'm pretty confident I could have worked it with PSP. I'm going to go check out your gallery now as I'm sure I will be impressed!

Regards

Cheryl

9/24/2007 7:24:26 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I love this Jim! Gotta go try that, thanks for sharing1

jo ann c.

9/27/2007 8:25:42 AM

 
W. 

member since: 9/25/2006
 


What you can try is to desaturate your image, so it becomes black and white, and then use the history brush to carefully 'recolor' certain parts of the photo.

Have fun!

9/27/2007 7:04:08 PM

 
W. 

member since: 9/25/2006
 

 
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Like so.

9/27/2007 7:44:00 PM

 
Paul Sullivan
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member since: 10/20/2007
 

Nice photo!

In photos like this, what I typically like to do is add a layer, convert to black & white, add a mask, then 'brush in' the parts I want in B&W.

11/6/2007 1:40:28 PM

 
Anna Lomas

member since: 11/26/2007
 

I use layers as well - it's more helpful than eraser or history brush because it's easier to correct mistakes you might have made along the way but not noticed until later!

12/5/2007 10:22:52 PM

 
Anna Lomas

member since: 11/26/2007
 

Sorry - I meant to say masks, not layers. D'oh!

12/5/2007 11:12:02 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Was this taken in Roslyn Jim? A great find and I like the effects shared.

1/23/2008 8:12:59 PM

 
James Miotke
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Thank you all for your comments! Tamera, I did shoot in Roslyn a lot around this time but, if memory serves, I captured this in Fall City. Great discussion on these selective color techniques - thanks again for your comments!

2/10/2008 9:34:09 PM

 
Joe C. DeLaughter
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member since: 9/28/2008
 

Great Picture! This is very popular with showing black and white with red.

9/28/2008 5:26:52 PM

 
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