How To: Make Your Photos Pop with Selective Desaturation

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The Biking Viking

Before computers got this capable I used to do this to B&W photos using some vinegar with food coloring painted on with a watercolor brush.

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digitalfl00d

Just an FYI: Looks like the RSS feed for this article is future dated... you're going to want to adjust it to the correct April post time because it screws up RSS feed readers.

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FunkyGroovy

Would this work with GIMP too?

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bubbaxr7

Just tried it in GIMP, It does work. You have to right click on the layer that you are using as the mask and select add mask.

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gregoryg

This article is bad and you should feel bad. Can anyone say "tacky"? I thought this was pretty cool when I was 14 and screwing around with Photoshop for the first time, but now? Wow.

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Bad Maxx

If I had the power to do so you would be! Your first post? It is a shame you showed your immaturity, the rest of the world really has no idea who you are. Now you created an account and to what?? Show off your failure to play well with others... Yeah that is showing 'em! If anyone should feel bad it is you, but of course you're not mature enough to realize it. Obviously you are above and beyond most people's skill level, why you bothered to read this is beyond comprehension.

@Alan, THANK YOU! I'll be completely honest here and state I have purchased two tutorials for GIMP, and one for PS. Neither of them was basic enough for me, I've zero experience with either of these extremely powerful software programs except to crop or clone and print pictures afterward, this little tutorial was just plain AWESOME! For people like me who have a lot of different Do-It-Yourself skills but have been overwhelmed by the PS and GIMP programs this is one of the best explanations yet, it now has opened the world of Layers and Masks to the point I'm (obviously) excited to try more!

AGAIN THANK YOU TO THE AUTHOR!

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the_Troll

Hope you never have sex.  I'm sure you would critic that to.

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nedwards

You registered an account just to make this comment? Not everyone is a mystical photoshop wizard, bucko; I found it quite useful. If you already know how to do something we do a how-to for, awesome. You're clearly not the target audience in that case. The How-To is for the people who don't already know how to do it. That's sort of what we do here.

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johnny3144

this article may be old news to you, but it's pretty cool to people who aren't knowledgable about photoshop(like me). i find the article to be intersting and helpful. i made one with a picture of a flower in the garden, looks very nice.

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Bad Maxx

Got to admit I am in the same boat and couldn't agree with you more even if I had said it myself! LOL I too made a picture of a plant, my bonsai tree, it looks awesome.

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holmessh

You's forgoted sumpin!

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tomlow

Click on the Desaturation tag above for the article

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holmessh

It only takes you to the intro.  When you click "Read More" it takes you back here.

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M-ManLA

I gues they are taking the "more is less" approach to post now. Hey, we in a recession! 

 

Electronically charged

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Joji

Perhaps it's a very late April Fools joke... ehhh I bet they'll fix it in no time. :)

 

~Joji~ 

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Jaryth000

How To: make yourarticles disappear!

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MeTo

That's selective de saturation.

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CleverBullet

Apparently the aticle phase shifted into imaginary space... IT"S GONE!!

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TheElite1x721987

"Posted 09/08/10 at 07:13:06 AM by Alan Fackler"

 

I did'nt realize it was September yet. LOL 

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