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Color Splash

The Color Splash technique allows you to create unique dramatic photos with selective colors. Turn your photo into grayscale or black and white, and keep the color of certain objects. When done right, this effect will bring you deep, vivid & beautiful results. Luminar for Mac brings you easy to use tools to make this kind of images in minutes. Here’s how.

Color Splash with
B&W Filter & Masking

There are several ways you can create a Color Splash effect. All these methods are very simple and allow you to create such images in minutes, and without learning complex techniques.

To create color splash picture with B&W Filter and Masking brush you need to load a color photo and launch Luminar for Mac. When the file is loaded, click the “Add Filter” button, and wait to see it in black & white. Now, click on the Brush icon, pick Mask Erasing mode and simply brush out the monochrome part to restore the color.

Launch Luminar and add B&W Conversion filter.

Select brush and pick the Mask Erasing mode.

Brush over the area where you want to restore color.

Enjoy fantastic Color Splash photo made with Luminar for Mac.

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Color Splash with
HSL Filter

HSL Filter in Luminar for Mac stands for HUE, Saturation and Luminosity. Using simple sliders you will be able to separate certain colors and highlight other. This filter allows you to be very creative with your photos.

To create a this effect, load the picture in Luminar for Mac and add the HSL filter. Then choose the Saturation Tab. For the colors your want to disappear move the sliders all the way to the left. Keep the slider still or move it to the right for the colors you want to keep or enrich.

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Launch Luminar and add B&W Conversion filter.

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Select brush and pick the Mask Erasing mode.

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