10 Superb Examples of Photography with Selective Colors
- By: Nate Kay
I think selective coloring is a very creative and easy way to get stunning photography results. What’s really great – almost anyone can do it. You need a decent picture, creative thinking and photo software that can do selective coloring on images. Working on these 10 pictures I used ColorStrokes for Mac, which is a powerful and affordable app ($4 on Mac App Store), created specifically for this kind of photography.
One of the neat features in ColorStrokes is that you select different monochrome backgrounds. While classic photography with selective colors assumes you’ll have grayscale background, ColorStrokes lets you also set sepia background and blue tone (for analog styled results).
ColorStrokes also lets you apply new colors to the image. Say you have black & white snap and want to spruce it with new colors. Although this is a very fun feature, I decided not to use it with these snaps and focus on traditional selective coloring. But feel free to experiment with this tool, as you can get some truly unpredictable artistic results.