It seems that rebeKah has quite an affection for squirrels and has won several awards on Capture Dallas for her squirrel photos so it was no surprise when she sent me… more squirrels!
She sent me an e-mail and photos saying: “I’m very thankful for the informational benefit of being a member of CWPC. I enjoyed using the Fotor editing site. I wanted to isolate the color of the squirrel from the background but could not figure out how to isolate/change color.”
My return e-mail: “You are as squirrely as they come… and that’s a compliment!!!”
This was her original photo:
So… with some further instructions she managed to do “a Tess” and sent me several variations on a theme and I thought they were fun and would like to share them with you. And to better present them, I have taken the liberty of also using Fotor to put them in a collage format…
For those of you wanting to do some selective coloring, here are the instructions. Unfortunately, with this program, you cannot choose different colors than are in your photo but it is still fun!
Instructions for Color Splash on Fotor (selective coloring)
Get your photo into the fotor program. Use a full color photograph.
Hover your mouse over the symbols on the left of the screen and click on the
second one down (effects).
Click on Color Splash under the effects menu.
Click on brush.
Put your mouse over the area on the photo where you want to preserve color
and click left side of your mouse.
Adjust the size of your brush by using the slider while holding down the left
side of your mouse to make it bigger or smaller.
Start “painting” your image while holding down the left side of your mouse (it
will look like you are painting it orange).
When you let go of the mouse, the color should show through.
Change the size of the brush as need be to get into smaller areas
where you want to preserve the color.
If you go out of the lines, then click on erase and do the same thing to clean
up the edges.
Once you are satisfied, click apply and then save your image.