Step by Step #1: Using Desaturation to Emphasize a Subject / by John Clark

Would you even know there were some post-processing tricks done on this image to draw your attention to the sign?

Would you even know there were some post-processing tricks done on this image to draw your attention to the sign?

As the photographer, when we push the shutter we know exactly what the subject is. But there can be times when we need to help the viewer focus on precisely the area we want them to.

Of course, there are a variety of post-processing tricks that can be utilized for this. I recently created a tutorial on how desaturating part of the image can be an effective tactic to help pull attention away from areas of the image.

Though ON1 Photo RAW 2018 was the program I used for editing this tutorial, the basic process and steps should work in Lightroom®, Affinity and other software.

This tutorial was originally posted in the ON1 Plus user section of their web site, and it is with thanks that they have allowed me to share this downloadable step-by-step tutorial with you.

Download your free copy: Using Desaturation to Emphasize a Subject

 

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