Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to steal colors to your images?

All right, here I will tell you a famous tip about stealing. Well, it is not about stealing an image itself, but stealing only the basic color. We can make our targeted image (if it is a dull one) into an interesting and a colorful image. 

You can do it using Photoshop or Gimp. First, I’ll give you a short instruction about GIMP methodology.

Choose any image, which is dull in color, and open it through GIMP. Choose another image which is colorful and the same time make sure this image color should match your targeted image.

Select a dull color image

Select a bright color image

Once you open both, go to your targeted image. Select COLORS>> MAP >> SAMPLE COLORIZE. You will get a small window named Sample Colorize. 

Select Sample Colorize

Click on Get Sample Colors
On top, you can see an option as DESTINATION with a drop down menu. Make sure your targeted image appears there. In the right side, your bright color image should appear as SAMPLE.

Now, click on GET SAMPLE COLORS button on bottom. You may be able to see the color change in your targeted image. If you are satisfied with the new color, you can click on APPLY>> CLOSE. Else, try with some other bright color samples.

Your image with new color.
 You can apply the same with Photoshop. Play with colors. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Black and White Photography

I tried capturing some black  and white photographs, and the same time I turned some color photos into black and white. Amazingly they turned into great portraits. 

Human Behavior

This is one of my favorite photograph. It was taken by me four years back. My nephew tried to pose for photo by pretending just like his grandpa. 

Statue of a Guardian Angel

I clicked this photo in Kataragama when we went for a pilgrimage this year. I edited this photo by blurring and overlaying to give a dreamy like effect. This photo looks better, when the tiny details of the photograph is blurred and hidden. 

Broom and Mop

It is a simple photograph of a broom and a mop. I took it in our backyard. We do not need to travel and spend hell lot of money to capture great photos. But simply you can capture some household props in great way by adjusting your camera angle.

Wooden Fence

 The misty background framed by a wooden fence and trees. 

Grass Plants
I did some editing here to add some glow into this photo. Guess what, when I took this photo, there were no bright lights. It was around 7pm in the evening. Though the background was dark, the photo does not reflect the actual lighting.