Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A colourful experiment

Buddha colour experiment

First of all, I want to thank all the new people who keep coming in to see my blog. You really make this even more fun to do!

As for this shot, I know it's quite similar to what I posted a couple of days ago. But I finally got my hands on Photoshop, and thanks to Suby, I know how to do selective colouring now.

As soon as I saw this Buddha statue with the red cap and cloak, this was pretty much what I had envisioned.


At 12:31 a.m., Anonymous Suby said...

Zee famous Buddha shows his face again, only this time he is wearing a red knitted hat and shawl. If only Buddha where alive :)

You have now got photoshop, you in BIG trouble bro, you should not have let me know, now I expect even more wonderful images from you.

Selective colouring when used right IS SUCH A POWERFUL TOOL. For me it does not work in this shot, The contrast is way to glaring, does not enhance the shot in anyway, makes it look very comical (however if that was your aim, well done :) )

I would like to see what other images you can use selective colouring in, like to see what you come up with. Think about just desaturating the background by 25% (see that little opacity slider in the left of tour photoshop box, after your selective colouring has been done, just reduce that to between 75 - 50% and BIBGO)

Can I have some people shots please :)
Thank you

At 7:34 a.m., Blogger micki said...

Hey! Nice work!!

At 8:51 a.m., Blogger Stardog Champion said...

Thanks for the comments Suby and Micki. To answer your question Suby, a comical look was exactly what I had in mind. Every time I see those caps and shawls (thanks for helping me find the right word Suby!), I can't help but laugh, and this really brings it out.

At 2:19 a.m., Anonymous ammophoto said...

Hey man, contrary to what suby said I think that the selective desaturation works for a great comic effect. I remember seeing things a lot like this when I was stationed in Japan. Wish I had been into photography back then. I missed a lot of great images.


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