Selective color is a great way to create images with some pop!
And it’s super easy to do in Lightroom too.
Here’s our before image:
And here are the settings we used to create our selective color image:
We used the HSL tab in the Develop module and simply took out all of the saturation in the orange, yellow and green colors (-100). We also increased the saturation of the red to make it a bit more vibrant (+36). We didn’t mess with the blues or purples in the image since they can affect the red color and we didn’t see them showing up in our background anywhere.
After taking care of the color, we went to the Effects tab and added a post-crop vignette. We took the amount to -17 and the feather to 60 just to darken the edges a bit and bring more focus to the center of the image.
That’s it! Told ya it was super easy 🙂
Now go have some fun with the HSL tab and see what kind selective coloring you can do.