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Cool Photoshop Trick - Quick Color Isolation (2)

Friday, March 14, 2008 by , under

I'm always fascinated by photos with color isolation, thought it was a tough/tricky procedure, turns out it only takes minutes to do. I learned this trick from a youtube video. Here are the easy steps:

1. In Adobe Photoshop, select/highlight the object or area you want to isolate using the "Lasso Tools". "Magnetic Lasso" is very useful for this task.

2. Press "Ctrl + Shift + i" for "Select Inverse".

3. Press "Ctrl + Shift + u" for "Desaturate".

4. Press "Ctrl + d" for "Deselect" and voila! Done!

Did that on 2 shots taken in Hong Kong last December. Fun fun!

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Street Racing!

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Pink on her helmet, jacket, shoe, even the visor! Wow!



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2 Reply to "Cool Photoshop Trick - Quick Color Isolation"

Petite Tish on March 23, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Great attempt! I haven't played around with Photoshop for a long time...

 

Colin Woon on March 24, 2008 at 1:22 AM

Knowing your art sense, I'm sure you could do wonders with Photoshop!

 

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