When a Spot of Color Does the Trick

Hello fellow creatives,

This week I am taking a look at spot color ~ a somewhat trendy and possibly overused Photoshop trick, yet still a solid go to eye catching imagery effect.

As with anything in Photoshop there are several methods to obtain this spot color madness. I came upon this Photoshop tutorial created by the crafty gentlemen over at SPOONGRAPHICS and thought it was a worthy of mentioning decent and quick exercise.  CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL

As you can see from my “before” and “after” imagery below, spot color can not only work to enhance with a creative pop of color, but also influence an image’s entire mood, atmosphere, and audience perception.  My example photograph went from being a soft, glowy picture of a young toddler holding a vibrant Autumn leaf to a ghostly, if not somewhat spooky, image of a child splashed with deep red all around her. Holding that single red leaf, one must feel there is a story here. And that, after all is what creative images are all about. Telling a story. 

Take a peek at this tutorial. What story will your image tell when you color manipulate? 

spotcolorholdingleaveweb close-up-d-fall-leaves-web

2 responses to “When a Spot of Color Does the Trick

  1. Lovely photos of Fall, Sonya. I’m currently taking Photography & Photoshop classes at my local Community College. Want to start my own journey with these mediums. Not that interested in the Toy Design business anymore. It’s too plastic – if you get my drift. Hope that everything is bright & wonderful in your world – just like this bright & wonderful season – sigh … the last of the Color – going, going & then, gone. Much Love to You!!!


    • awwww, that is so exciting to take the imagery classes ~ you will love and find ways to make it your own once you get the basics down… and then it just keep evolving and moving forward from there. So awesome, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, so nice! I hope you are doing well. I am actually not ready for summer and warmth to be a distant memory. I do love the Fall but winter is coming fast and hard and I am just not wanting the cold for some reason this year. oh well, just have to go with it !! 🙂 Stay warm and take care! Have you had any cool projects lately? I know you said you were working on some this past year, right? 🙂


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