Friday, 21 February 2014


This picture was taken July 2012 at the Toronto Zoo with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Focal length: 35mm, f/5.6.  I take my pictures in raw format and convert to jpeg with Digital Photo Professional software that came with my Canon T3i camera.  To remove the colour from the pictures I used Adobe Photoshop CS5 software.  The photo must be in RGB colour mode to do this as CMYK will not work for replacing the colour after.  Your go to Adjustments and choose Desaturate to remove the colour.  Do not use the Grayscale mode as this will not work and you won't be able to restore the colour.  Now that the colour has been removed, use the History Brush Tool and adjust the brush size to suit. Magnify the picture so you can follow the outline of the subject you want to restore colour to and brush in the colour.  A short amount of practice and you will be making cool photos to frame.
The first photo I tried this on was the fruit in the bowl , restoring the colour to the orange and then the strawberry in another photo.


Also taken July 2012, this picture from the Toronto Zoo was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i.  Focal Length: 21 mm, f/3.5.  The water was smooth like a sheet of glass making it mirror perfect.  Can you see the bird?  I plan to go back this Spring or Summer to see the Panda Bears.

There it is!

Just in case you didn't see the bird I cropped the picture for its location.

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