Aperture color selection

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by macfilm, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. macfilm macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    Hi, I'm editing a picture and the person in the image has great blue eyes but their hat is just as blue! When I use the color tool to select his eyes and enhance the color more it picks out both his eyes and his hat so when I raise the saturation for example his hat becomes stupidly blue while his eyes look nice.

    How do I go about limiting the selection of the color, is there no way to mask for example? Any help will be great, cheers :)

    OS X 10.5.6
    Aperture 2.1.2
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Aperture is for global edits/enhancements, not selective alteration: use Photoshop if you want masking...
  3. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    As noted - use photoshop for this.

    Lightroom has a big step up on aperture - you can use the adjustment brush to do just what you want using LR.

    aperture just won't cut it for the type of editing you want to do.

    Note; I'm an aperture user, not bashing. I do own LR as well, but have 30,000 files in aperture so I keep using it due to momentum. But tired of getting left behind and all the round trips into PS.
  4. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    I finally actually tried Lightroom last week, and completely agree. If I were starting over, I'd go with Lightroom even though I find that it's not as nice for strictly organizing photos (I find Aperture easier to navigate). Also, Lightroom, as an Adobe product, has a higher probability than Aperture of being around in 10 years.
  5. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    I just have to commiserate with you. I have over 35,000 photos in Aperture and am so disappointed with its bugs and shortcomings. If it weren't for the investment of time I've put into it with all of those photos, I'd be using LR exclusively.
  6. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
  7. bloogersnigen macrumors regular


    May 15, 2005
    Wherever the water flows
    The Nic plugin Viveza will do exactly what you want. Its a bit pricey though.

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