BLACK IS ALSO A COLOUR

COR­RECT OR SIM­PLY GET RID OF THEM AND TURN YOUR PIC­TURE INTO A PER­FECT BLACK/WHITE IM­AGE WITH PHO­TO­SHOP.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - DIGITAL LIFE - TEXT & PHO­TO­GRAPH BY RA­JWANT RAWAT

There is a great de­bate about colour in pho­tographs. Some swear by mono­chrome, oth­ers feel a pic­ture isn’t a pic­ture if it is not in rain­bow hues. Let’s leave the dis­cus­sion to the artists and see how we can im­prove or change the colours in our pho­tographs. We need to some­times edit colours to en­sure a proper bal­ance or for spe­cial ef­fects. We can also drain the im­age of all tints, leav­ing it in stark black and white. Car­ry­ing out these pro­cesses in the era of films called for pro­fes­sional skills, but with the ad­vent of dig­i­tal cam­eras, they are not dif­fi­cult.

Most cam­eras, even the point-and­shoots, will al­low you to choose mono­chrome, stan­dard colour or vivid colour modes when you shoot. And with the LCD panels show­ing you the end re­sult even be­fore you have clicked the pho­tos, you know pretty well how your ef­forts will turn out. Even then, you may some­times need to touch up the colour pal­ette. Or you may re­alise that the im­age is stronger in mono­chrome or con­versely, in more sat­u­rated colours. It is then that you could take the help of a soft­ware to carry out the changes. Here are some sim­ple ways in whch you can play with the colours of your pho­to­graph us­ing Adobe Pho­to­shop.

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