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Old Sep 27, 2005, 10:04 AM   #1
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I try to stay away from selective coloring since it has been run in the ground but it was subtle here and seemed to work well. It is a tight shot and soft but that that was my intentions when I shot and edited it. She is not smiling but then again the shot was not posed.


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Old Sep 27, 2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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Yes, it is very nice shot I like it. Not too tight, but enough. Can you bring here the original one because Iwould like to see why did you lose all thecolors but the eyes.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 1:15 PM   #3
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I really like the effect. I agree it is often overdone, but that looks great.

I'm guessing you aren't referring to Image>Adjustments>Selective Color in Photoshop, but the technique of selectively coloring a desaturated image. I'm also guessing ZAKD is thinking of the Photoshop filter.


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i really like this effect.. definately draws you to the eyes..
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 1:29 PM   #5
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Yes I didn't think of that. I normally call it partial color or partial b/w but since I see it referred to as selective alot on this forum I went with that term.

Here is the color version ZAKD. I submitted both to the client and they chose the selective.


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Old Sep 27, 2005, 2:04 PM   #6
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Hi again,

I was not thinking at all to *how did you make this* because this wasn't any hard to do it. Main issue was why or better say what was not good enough on original image to try something different as you did.... And you did a great job....well you madeawise decission and that was the hardest.

I would not throw away the original...it is also fine one.

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Old Sep 28, 2005, 2:45 AM   #7
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Your method was well done. Very nice portrait. And sometimes the very best portraits are whenour subjectsdon't smile.....such as this one....
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 12:18 PM   #8
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Both photos are nice, but the B&W is the winner. Great portraits of a beautfiul subject.
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