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How to Use Photomator to Create Eye-Catching Selective Colour Edits on Your iPhone

21st May 2023

Jacob Woolcock


Looking to add some pizzazz to your iPhone photos? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create stunning selective colour edits on your iPhone using the Pixelmator Photo app. With just a few taps, you can transform your photos and make them pop like never before!

Pixelmator Photo is an easy-to-use app that offers powerful editing tools for your photos. In this video, I’ll walk you through the process of creating selective colour edits, from selecting the colour you want to highlight to adjusting the saturation and hue of the rest of the image. You’ll learn how to create eye-catching photos that stand out on social media and grab your followers’ attention.

This step-by-step tutorial is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to use Photomator to its fullest potential. You’ll see how to create stunning selective colour edits in real-time, and learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of the app. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a seasoned pro, you’ll love the ease and versatility of Photomator.

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Let’s have a look at how we can create a really cool edit of a photograph by isolating all but one colour to make that colour really pop. So, I’m going to use the Pixelmator Photo app, and here I’ve got a nice photo of some wildflowers. I’m going to press the options button on the top toolbar, and when you do that, you’ll get hundreds of different ways that you can adjust and edit your photo. I’m actually going to toggle to hide these first few options, and we’re going to go down to where it says Selective Colour. Now, this panel is really clever because you’ll see a little chart there with all the different colours that have been detected in that photograph. There’s loads of green and yellow and pink, but actually not much blue has been detected. As I tap on those little coloured squares, I can then make adjustments that apply to only that range of colours. So, for example, I could change the Hue, which will change one colour into another colour. But for this purpose, I want to actually go onto the Saturation slider and drag that all the way down to zero. As you can see, that’s going to make that particular colour appear as greyscale instead of being a colour. So, I can go through the greens and the yellows and the reds and drag all of those down to zero, leaving only the pinks and the purples behind. That will create a really striking image. In fact, we can even use the pinks and purples and make them more saturated to make it really pop, if you wanted to. Of course, if you wanted to have a bit more fun with our picture, we could then change the Hue of those pink and purple tones to perhaps make the flowers blue, or green, or yellow. There’s tons of stuff you can do with this selective colour palette, and I would really encourage you to go and check it out. And speaking of things to check out, make sure you head down to our YouTube channel next, where there are hundreds more short and easy-to-follow video tutorials to help you make the most of your iPhone. I’ll see you next time.

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