Kill Color!

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Kill Color!

I just got Kill Color working, which can remove a targeted color from an image without altering it in any other way. It preserves Value while removing a targeted Hue. It needs lots more features before it will be very useful but it works! (Its Alive!)

It will be able to remove a targeted color, replace a color, color to alpha, some basic color targeted HSL transforms, and what ever else I can dream up. It will defiantly have green screen like abilities, but I will probable make a separate plugin more dedicated towards green screening after I release this one.

see bellow for some early examples of it capabilities!

distracting backgrounds are easily removed. the blue that was reflected in her eyes and teeth were also removed, no traces are left of targeted colors. image source

and just a little more touch up to remove the yellow bounce light from her face. In this case not all yellow was removed, just enough.

note that the “blue” that is left is actually magenta a critical distinction. image source

delicate color blends are preserved, and look just as they did in the original image. image source

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Posted on March 18, 2011 at 10:50 pm by Mike · Permalink
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5 Responses to “Kill Color!”

  1. Matt says:

    I’d spent hours of time looking for something similar to KillWhite when I finally found your work. KillWhite seems to do an equally awesome job of another piece of software (a standalone Quarz-based app, I think), and KillColor appears to be a vast improvement. I really appreciate these plugins and would gladly pay or donate for the privilege of using them.

  2. Mike says:

    :D you have made my day.

    If you have any other needs, I’m always looking for new filter ideas!
    -Mike

  3. Peter says:

    WOW !!
    I would love to betatest KillColor :-)

  4. Mike says:

    Yeah, its taking me a bit longer to figure this out then I’d like. I can prove the math works (above images) but I’m having trouble putting it together as a filter. Turns out Adobe hasn’t really don’t much development in the filters part of PS for 10 years. Its very archaic.

    When I need testing I’ll let you know.

  5. Peter says:

    Hmmm… I can’t wait it! :-)

    Seems adobe has done some work but I do not whether you could use it for the project:
    http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/configurator/