Selective Color Focus: Blue!

I liked this assignment because I thought that it was a nice way to learn the tools available within a  free editing program like GIMP. I took a photo of my backyard, and decided to focus on the blue of the pool.

Color Selection
While the image might not look like much in terms of color emphasis, I figure this would serve best to teach others how to repeat this process. I used the free selection tool in GIMP and manually outlined the borders of the pool. I then went into “Select > Invert” to invert the selection to encompass everything BUT the pool. Then it was a matter of simple going into the color tool, and turning the saturation slider down to 0. And there we have it! If one would want to encompass multiple objects, it’d probably be better to use separate layers for each object.


Difficulty Rating: 3.5 stars