Selective Color Saturation

December 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I had some fun a few weeks ago in New York City (I was attending a conference at The New York Times Center, another geekier story), and not a coincidence, I was staying a block away from Times Square.  "For a man with a fisheye, the whole world is Times Square!"

_69A2341Times Square ColorfulThe Colorful One – this was shot with an 8-15 fisheye, then straightened via profile correction in LR6.

OK, I like this one.  It was shot on my 8-15 fisheye zoom attached to my Canon 5ds R, and then "de-fished" via Lightroom 6's profile correction feature.  A little sharpening and tone adjustment, and voila!  But... my valued in-house advisor told me "hey, nice shot dude, but it makes my eyes hurt"!  SO, what to do?

First, I thought, channel your inner artiste, and go black & white.  Nice, but a little boring.  Then, I went into LR6's per-color saturation settings and came up with this:

_69A2341Sam thing, but with selective color (de=)saturation.Exact same shot, but knocked all the colors flat, and then brought up a few.

Kinda interesting, no?  You can de-saturate colors for the entire image, or via the spot tool in LR6 (or by using layers in Photoshop), do it for specific areas.


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