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Where can I find wall art where the majority of the photograph is black and white, but the crucial element is in color? Example inside
June 15, 2008 8:46 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find wall art where the majority of the photograph is black and white, but the crucial element is in color? Example inside

I'm looking for wall art like this ikea print. I love this print, and they have some London prints like it with Red Double Decker Buses instead of Yellow Taxicabs, but I'm looking for more paintings/photographs done in the same style. I've looked online, but I don't really know what to search for.

I'm well aware of how to create this effect myself using Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, but I'm not an artist, I'm looking for something already created that I can purchase.

Thanks for your help!
posted by jeffderek to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try searching the term 'Color Accent'.
posted by Memo at 9:03 PM on June 15, 2008


...or "Selective Color".
posted by rhapsodie at 9:43 PM on June 15, 2008


the term I usually hear it referred to as is "selective desaturation" but googling that will just get you a bunch of how-tos. Perhaps if you search for "desaturation" from a stock image vendor and print it yourself?
posted by polyglot at 10:14 PM on June 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Additional term: 'Spot color'
posted by mnology at 10:59 PM on June 15, 2008


It's really not that hard to do if you have Photoshop (or other editors I'd assume but I haven't used them). If you find something that you want you could easily do it yourself or have it done for you. Assuming everything is kosher legally of course.
posted by theichibun at 11:56 PM on June 15, 2008


Assuming everything is kosher legally of course.

I don't think you need to worry about the copyright police doing a sweep of your living room, jeffderek.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:58 AM on June 16, 2008


The Cutouts group in Flickr is just what you need. It would be good form to ask for permission first to use their photo, unless they are sharing it with a Creative Commons license.

They also have tutorials in their discussion group.
posted by clearlydemon at 7:19 AM on June 16, 2008



I don't think you need to worry about the copyright police doing a sweep of your living room, jeffderek.


But you might need to worry about who will print the thing for you.I've heard many stories where CVS, Wal-Mart, and other print kiosk places who wouldn't print a photograph because it was too good and they didn't think the person trying to print it actually took it.

Plus, stealing art is just bad form. And I know a lot of people who wouldn't mind letting you use a photograph for free or a very small fee for this sort of thing.
posted by theichibun at 7:28 AM on June 16, 2008


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