Hi, I’m Kira DeDecker (“key-ra dee-decker”) and I’m a pet photographer serving Arizona’s greater Phoenix Metro area. Welcome to my blog! This is where I share not only my most recent work but also my life with you. Client sneak peeks, Facebook recaps, announcements, updates, awesome new offerings and the occasional (okay, frequent) story about my crazy but amazing life with my three dogs – Sox, Bixby and Waffles.
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Have you read my latest tutorial on how to do a Simple Color Shift in Lightroom? Well you should, mostly because this blog entry makes absolute no sense unless you do.
My final thoughts and experiences on Shifting Color in Lightoom:
So far I’ve had the best success with blues, greens and purples. Yellows are a toss-up.
I’ve had the worst success with pinks/reds. I could shift the color just fine but it also shifted the colors of tongues, noses and skin and the results were…disturbing.
I have not tested on orange since I don’t have any paper in that color right now. But I would imagine though, that since brown is a common eye color for dogs and people (and a lot of brown has orange in it), that the results could get freaky.
I can typically get the color to shift two complete complimentary hues at the most. Like I said in the last post, if you need to do a custom color PS would probably be a better bet.
On lighter colors I can actually bleach the background. To do so, I increase the color’s luminace and then desaturated that color. If I wanted to do a fake high-key look, I would also follow-up by blowing out the background so it’s completely white blown-out.
Not getting a good uniform color? Take the adjustment brush, select your desired color and brush over the problem area.
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