7 Steps for a Colour Splash

7 Steps for a Colour Splash

7 Simple Steps to Create a Colour Splash Creating a colour splash in Photoshop, in an otherwise monochromatic world, is how some artists bring life to their artwork. This is an ideal tutorial for those wishing to brighten up your images by using your creative photo editing skills. An artistic colour splash is where we introduce colour to a black and white picture. Doing so can help create a focal point to tell a story through your artwork. It may be one object that is in colour and the rest of the scene is monochrome or it could be all traces of one colour across the whole scene. Ultimately, the choice of style is up to you. Knowing when, why and how to add a colour splash is what we are going to focus on. The when and why are important factors because getting it wrong could confuse an audience as to the point of the story. Therefore it is vital to make sure that your original photograph has a fairly obvious focal point to begin with – it could be a person, vehicle or object. Just make sure it’s in focus and clear in relation to the background. You can see from this example, how getting it wrong can make your final image confusing as to what’s the story of the image; But getting it right, as in this version, can make your message clearer and easily understood, more so than if the whole image was just in colour; Once you’ve got the hang on the ‘when and why’ you should add a colour splash it’s time to...