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Spot Coloring To The Max!

The sad part is, think about how long it probably took the fauxtog to do all this spot coloring. I bet the original image didn’t even look too bad.

28 Comments
  1. Mel C says:

    everything in color! just as long as its not the subject!

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  2. Stacey says:

    And they are a nice blueish tint for an extra special touch!

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  3. Dana says:

    Actually, if you go into Hue/saturation, then select each of the colors you want to REMOVE (as in this case: red/magenta) then it’s easy to remove ALL of the other colors except the ones you want to keep.

    But, just because you CAN do this, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. ICK!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    They probably didn’t spot color it, they just toned down the red/orange/magenta hues. Takes like 20 seconds.

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  5. Steven Webb says:

    Oh it’s spot colored. I thought the subjects had shuffled off this mortal coil.

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  6. Ann says:

    Did they just take out all the red tones?

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  7. Dani says:

    Lol I love how they kept a little bit of colour in her hair. Well I don’t love it… I just.. ?

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  8. doppelganger says:

    Aren’t they lucky their eyes are closed. They cant see this

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  9. H M Bascom says:

    This fauxtog must have spent HOURS making an ordinary photo look awful. I’ve seen a couple of well done selective color shots but usually they are horrible – like this one.

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    • ashlee says:

      I cringe the day I ever learned it – lol- it was awesome for about a week – now , it just makes my eyes burn =

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  10. Scee says:

    That is a simple use of the de-saturation sliders in photoshop. Probably took a minute at most…about the same length of photographic training this fauxtog has under his/her belt.

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  11. Heather says:

    Lightroom makes this kind of atrocity simple to accomplish too – you can remove individual colors. But most people with any sense would simply not do so.

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  12. FS says:

    I’m just loving that blue dominant on the white shirt and dress….NOT!
    This fauxtog might take another minute to study colour management, too.

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  13. Angie says:

    ok that is soooo creepy.

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  14. That guy. says:

    Is that Dave Chapelle?

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  15. Daniel says:

    Sigh!!! =(

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  16. Natalie says:

    Bwahaha! Spot coloring…you’re doing it wrong!

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  17. Jeroen says:

    Colour me badd!

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  18. NickE says:

    A death inspired spot colour image? The fact that the main subjects are lacking colour is very reminiscent of the shots people use to take of corpses shortly after death.

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  19. Ros says:

    The wonky shelves bother me the most. Meh!

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  20. Michelle says:

    I just…wow…I got nothing. Why would someone even DO such a thing?

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  21. Wsroadrunner says:

    Again… why?

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  22. While I agree that this is an awful example of “post processing,” I also feel that all of the “seasoned Pros” that have or will weigh in on this (and God knows how many others) terrible images should be using the proper terminology while doing so. Below are a few links that may be helpful. I’m quite confident that if it were a fauxtog continually using incorrect jargon, they would be burned at the stake and told to “study the craft” or “get an education.” My point here is not to defend garbage fauxtogs charging people for trash photos, but is that if you’re going to be an arrogant bastard (read: give specific and non-constructive criticism), know your shit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_color

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spot_color

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  23. Ally says:

    this makes me want to kill myself.

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  24. Ally says:

    this makes me want to kill myself

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  25. She looks like death warmed over.

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  26. Salzie says:

    Just no

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  27. Ann says:

    Given that this is a shot from an interracial marriage, perhaps the selective color drop-out was a commentary on…color…and um, how important diversity is. And stuff.

    Or maybe this is just crap.

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