If you’ve been reading previous posts, you’ll know that I have been participating in a lot of image challenges lately. The most recent challenge was a 30 day challenge for images featuring the color red. I have been trying to use the same subject for each challenge, for consistency. It also pushing my creativity to have to come up with different ways to present a certain subject. I didn’t have anything that really excited me. So I started digging in my props box. I found some beads. But they were green. So, I took a note from the green challenge and decided to just change the color. Let me just say 30 days is too many for that. But I did manage to do it and I got some great ideas for future art! I chose to use selective color so the red would really stand out. Enjoy!
Before and After Images
Selective Color Red
For most of these, using selective color was fairly easy. I tried to purposely shoot them so it would be easy to just change the beads. I changed the color using the Hue / Sat adjustment in Adobe Photoshop. In most of them, it was easy to tell Photoshop to change the green to red. That being said, what was I thinking when I used greenery in those rose photos?
Here are just a few of the images, to see the full 30 days, visit my gallery.
2 thoughts on “Seeing Red”
Great treatment of these images. I particularly like the first one, I think – with the bracelet and the necklace draped over a jug. It is a good idea to take challenges – gives you a reason to both get the camera going and also to practice new techniques.
I agree, Steve. The challenges keep my creativity flowing and often will lead to something new and different.