Selective color is an effect that lets you desaturate all the colors in a photo or video while preserving one or more colors of your choice. It is done by isolating a specific color of your choice in the frame while all other colors turn into black and white, just like this.
By using this effect, we can draw viewers' attention to a specific point in the clip. If you want your video do the same, Filmora can be a good helper. Alright, we’ll be creating selective color effects in two examples. Let’s get started.
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Tutorial 1 on making color isolation by selective color effect
In this first example, we are going to use stock footage showing a subject on a bike.
To add a selective color effect, download Wondershare Filmora on your PC or Mac. Now follow the steps as explained below to add this effect and isolate the color of your choice.
Step1 Launch Wondershare Filmora and drag and drop your clip to the timeline.
Step2 Go to effects and then click “NewBlue FX” option and select Newblue filters.
Step3 Find the Selective Color Effect and drag it onto the clip. The effect will be instantly applied.
Step4 Next, double-click on the clip and check out the effects menu at the top of the screen.
Step5 Open the preset drop-down menu. There will be a lot of presets with different colors. Select the preset you want to use. In this scenario, let us select Just Blue.
Step6 If you see a blue tint at a place or object which you want to be white and black, click on the first color.
Step7 Now adjust the range slider to decrease the number of unwanted tints.
Step8 To blur the edges of the effects, turn up the softened slider and remove any unwanted tint previously remaining.
In this way, you can add a selective color effect to your video clips and isolate the color of your choice.
Tutorial 2 on make color isolation using eyedropper tool
You might ask how do we use the eyedropper tool here. It can sample colors from anywhere in a video or an image and add them to your swatch panel. The steps to use the eyedropper tool to add a selective color to your video are below.
Step1 As same as the first one, launching Wondershare Filmora is the first priority. And drag your clip to the timeline.
Step2 Go to effects at the top, and find Newblue effects, and click on the Newblue filters.
Step3 Find the selective color effect and drag it to the clip.
Step4 Double-click on the clip and visit the effects menu at the top of the screen.
Step5 Click on the ‘first color’ and select the eye dropper tool. This will allow us to select the red flower in the preview window. You can also click different parts of the image to get the color that we want.
Step6 Next, try selecting a second color to isolate within our shot. In this example, we are going to make the stems on the flowers stand out as well. Select second color and go to the tint section. And find a color that is close to the second color, which will be green in this case.
Step7 Pick the eyedropper tool and click it on the green part of the clip. Then adjust the range slider as needed.
Alright, let’s watch back the video to see how both colors are now isolated.
Follow all the steps in the correct order. This is how you can use NewBlue effects for color isolation using Wondershare Filmora. The color isolation using the selective color effect defines the point of interest in the clip for the viewers.