Purposely Over-Saturating Colors

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dmac77, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    I was just wondering what you guys think about purposely over-saturating colors? I personally like it, and I tend to over-saturate all of my photos, especially my floral photography. I do it because it makes the photo "pop" and it just draws your attention to the photo.

    So do you love it, hate, or do you just not care, and why?

  2. thomahawk macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    i do it sometimes.

    only on photos in which i see fit that could generate an effect that i want to create in a certain theme or subject of my photo.

    over saturating can be very useful in some situations but others no.

    basically i just work with it and use my judgement on when i over saturate or not.
  3. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    Over saturation across the board is just unorganized volume. Selectively pulling the eye towards certain colors by carefully brightening them is the key. Basic design principles of using contrast to help make things "pop."
  4. gatepc macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    It really depends on the photo for me. Some photo's I like over saturated and others I want to look natural the same goes for any type of editing for me. I always ask myself " do I want this to look natural or edited? "

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