Gas Pump - Black and White with Color

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Gas Pump - Black and White with Color

Rhonda Craig 11/26/2000 5:57:39 PM

What software was used to be able to color only a part of this picture? #36

Rhonda Craig 11/30/2000 7:28:51 PM

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 #54

Cathy M. Gromball

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 :) #38776

Jim Miotke

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! #38892

Cathy M. Gromball

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 :) #38938

Mike Woeller 7/23/2007 12:58:20 PM

Jim, this is one of my favorite digital effects (spot color) and you use it very well in this image. #4544969

Cheryl M. Hall 9/24/2007 7:24:26 PM

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!


Cheryl #4840956

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/27/2007 8:25:42 AM

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

jo ann c. #4853062

W. 9/27/2007 7:04:08 PM

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!

W. 9/27/2007 7:44:00 PM

Like so. #4855346

Paul Sullivan 11/6/2007 1:40:28 PM

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. #5036281

Anna Lomas 12/5/2007 10:22:52 PM

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! #5173830

Anna Lomas 12/5/2007 11:12:02 PM

Sorry - I meant to say masks, not layers. D'oh! #5173908

Tamera S. Phillips 1/23/2008 8:12:59 PM

Was this taken in Roslyn Jim? A great find and I like the effects shared. #5384433

Jim Miotke 2/10/2008 9:34:09 PM

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! #5476210

Joe C. DeLaughter 9/28/2008 5:26:52 PM

Great Picture! This is very popular with showing black and white with red. #6525266

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Using spot coloring techniques in digital imaging software.

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