I know many people don't have selective coloring as they don't have Photoshop due to its expensiveness. So I decided to make a tutorial showing how you can achieve a similar coloring with color fill layers. This tutorial is for the bright blue colors but you can tweak it to get any kind of coloring.
After seeing the 10669765890th Selective Coloring tutorial which are billed as "Non-translatable", I decided to translate them into Color Balance tutorials. Though there are many, I just translated 3 tutorials because currently I am on dial-up so using the net is a task enough. I use Photoshop 7.0 but since Color Balance is present in most of the softwares I don't think anyone should have problems.
Note: I am not going to give you the setting numbers for the Color Balance layers.
I'm taking a shot at Color Balance for Photoshop 7. While most people have a misconception that Color balance is very difficult, in fact its actually the one easiest and most useful trick in the book. I will be explaining in detail each of the different aspects of color balance, so if you're here in hope of one of those "copy random numbers and slap them on" tutorials then this will be a waste of your time =] Color balance is pretty useful as you can achieve the effect of the soft light, color burn and screen layers without the hundred layers.
Before we start, let me show you my four bases. The reason why I've taken four bases is that not all images are same, so not all the adjustments will work for all the images. I have taken two human/people images and two stock images. One image in each category is dark while the other is relatively light in coloring.
This tutorial is specifically for Exclusion layers. Here I will share and explain some of my favorite exclusion layers and their effect. I will be covering five fill layers and their effects, they are: 1. Washed out color, 2. Old Photographs, 3. Black and white vintage, 4. Color vintage and 5. Contrast reduction.
Each effect will be shown with a human/people and stock example.