I have always loved photos where one color was highlighted over a black and white background and wanted to learn how to do this myself! So first I tried the PaintShop Pro Tutorial How To Add Color Splash. Using the Magic Wand Selection Tool is typically a good option if the desired object is ONE shade and (as far as my limited knowledge goes) only one section can be selected at a time.
For example, with the pink weed picture, there are several different shades of pink and several different colors within the weed stems and blooms, but I wanted to highlight the weed as a whole. So I decided to utilize the Smart Edge Selection Tool. This allowed me to make connected line segments all around the edges of the object and each segment created an edging that reflected the angles or spikes of the edges I wished to include. Now, of course it’s not perfect and I had to make lines that jutted in and out of the spikey blooms to ensure they were selected but I think it turned out fairly well.
Whereas, for the picture of my sister, my mom (in the background) and myself at a Roughriders Football Game, I wanted to emphasize the green but this meant figuring out how to select more than one area. So YouTube was my next destination.
Once I found the Color over Black & White, ColorSplash by VscorpianC video (and made sure I could recreate the steps 🤞), I was set! I won’t bore you with the details but it included creating layers and then using the Paint Brush tool to reveal the original photo layer.
Through this process, I also learned that if you repeatedly go over the colored area, it becomes more and more vibrant.
And here’s a bee using the same technique as above, just for fun - and because bees matter!
or is this a wasp 😳?😳