This guy helps alot, talks clear shows slow enough to congest and remember.
Webinair of DxO
Around 25min he shows shortly the selective colorarisation slider.
(in general it’s a reminder to visit dxo’s support webinair tutorial section more. After a wile you think you seen them all but in fact they replaced and updated alot af the old optic pro tutorials for new one’s. And even when you think that you are generally known the potential of PL it’s refreshes your view about some things.)
Edit: first things of mind (selected some rawfile to practise)
The silvereffex method: controlpoints and selective color retrieval: works mostly for images with a certain strong color, So a image made on purpose to use as B&W with a colorpart. Otherwise to much bleeding of controlpointgroups which needs to be corrected with other controlpoint groups.
What is a good thing is that the filters for BnW conversion are very nice and versatile so after the color recovery you can reselect the filter you like and fine tune the BnW section.
(The filters and control inside this SilverEfex is as i watched from above webinair the most preferable in BnW conversion. no protection brushing sadly only controlpoints.)
(In Photoshop it seems you can use protection masking with brushes and such and stil export to Silverefex convert and back in Photoshop to merge both layers as one.)
Marks methode: is very good for objects with a clear edge and multiple coloring. Long preparation sadly to carefully “cut out” object(s) You need to mask hole image except colored objects and use erazor to fine tune the hole thing. It would be great if we could also use the mask’s as “negatives”. So we could paint the things we want to be staying colored and desaturate the image as hole keeping the masked area’s colored. and viseversa. B&W the masked objects in one switch. (desaturate objects is posible now with masking.)
But what would be great is protection masking and after that HSL tool for the conversion
other thought: the auto masking is now not possible to preview selection of automask, when you paint the painted color is evenly blue so a “preview-button” to fine tune would be helpful in this matter.
(Joanna’s methode:) -one color: (not jet existing?) color-picker to use in HSL to select a certain color and re saturate that picked color after a all color desaturation in the HSL tool and filmpack filters and preset filters inside DxOPL.
And incolor efex pro 4 you can use a B/W conversion and place negative controlpoints on the places you want color. bit the same as above in silver effects pro’s selective color recovery.
am i forgetting a methode?
His remark about the short cut list on dxo faq is not found yet by me.
When i have the time i wil do the same image on different methodes just to see which wil serve me wel.