PhotoDirector’s Color Splash photo effect lets you turn a photo black and white while retaining some of the original color. You simply select the color you want to isolate, and when you’re ready to edit the photo, Color Splash transforms the image for you.
For example, you could have a black and white selfie with only your eyes in color. It’s a fun effect that really makes colors pop. Color Splash lets you create beautiful works of art that are perfect for sharing on social media or even printing and framing for your wall. Follow these easy tips to get the most out of the Color Splash effect.
- Keep It Tidy
Color Splash retains all of the color you selected. For instance, if your eyes are blue and you’re wearing a blue shirt, both your shirt and eyes will remain in color. After you perform a photo edit, Color Splash may also leave residual amounts of colors that you don’t want to be there. Fortunately, cleaning up that leftover color is a breeze.
To turn colors to black and white manually, simply select the Erase Color Brush option, and ‘paint’ anywhere that should be black and white. It’s as easy as that!
You can undo any changes or save additional copies with the click of a button, so why not get creative? Sometimes clicking around on random sections on your photo can yield some surprising results. You can also try adding filters after you finish a photo edit Color Splash. Color Splash is just one tool in your kit. Don’t be afraid to combine effects to make one-of-a-kind art.
- Try Subtle Colors
The Color Splash photo effect can be quite striking and bold, but it can also be soft and subtle. While your first instinct might be to select the brightest, most vivid color on the image, sometimes using a light shade can yield gorgeous results.
- Use Your Mind’s Eye
When it comes to photo editing, your imagination should be getting a serious workout. While PhotoDirector does make editing your photo fast and easy, you don’t want to have to test every single idea.
Before you make a photo edit with Color Splash, spend some time just looking at the photo and envisioning how you want the finished image to look. While happy accidents do happen, sometimes having a plan in mind is a better approach. Try to be experimental without losing focus.
- Use the Right Photos
While there are no ‘wrong’ photos for Color Splash, some are better than others. Try to find images that feature prominent objects with solid colors, distinct patterns, and little overlap. For example, a striped shirt would look great with an isolated color, but a plaid shirt might not translate as well because it could be too busy.
Try Color Splash for Free
If you’re interested in trying a photo edit with Color Splash, we encourage you to download PhotoDirector free of charge.