It’s in the po st spot colour

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There is a quick and easy tech­nique that can be used in post-pro­duc­tion to iso­late your sub­ject and that is also a graphic use of colour. It may be a bit of a cliché, but is still very ef­fec­tive. Sim­ply keep spot colour on the main sub­ject while de­sat­u­rat­ing the rest of the scene. You have prob­a­bly seen this tech­nique used with a bright red dou­ble-decker bus against a black-and-white back­ground, or in wed­ding photos to high­light the colours in a bou­quet.

First make a quick se­lec­tion of your sub­ject in Pho­to­shop us­ing the lasso tool (the mag­netic lasso can make things eas­ier if your sub­ject is some­thing with a de­tailed out­line, such as a tree). Hit Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + I to in­vert the se­lec­tion, then choose Im­age>Ad­just­ments>Hue/ Sat­u­ra­tion and move the Sat­u­ra­tion slider all the way to the left to re­move the colour from the back­ground. For a sub­tler ef­fect, try re­duc­ing the sat­u­ra­tion in the back­ground, but not re­mov­ing the colour en­tirely.

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