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Capture NX2: Color vs. Selection Control Point

patriot1123

Scottsdale, US
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patriot1123 Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Jan 2006
Sun 22-Nov-09 01:09 AM

I'm still struggling to learn this program.

What is the difference between the "color control point" and the "selection control point?"

Any help is appreciated!

-Anne in Arizona

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JonK

New York, US
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#1. "RE: Capture NX2: Color vs. Selection Control Point" | In response to Reply # 0

JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004
Sun 22-Nov-09 12:49 AM

Color control points are for local adjustment any of these: Hue, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Red, Green, Blue, or Warmth.

Selection control points allow local application of any of the items found in the Adjust or Filters menus (for instance, selective sharpening or blurring).

You might be interested in Nikonian Jason Odell's book, The Photographers Guide to Capture NX2.

Hope this helps!

Jon Kandel
New York
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patriot1123

Scottsdale, US
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#2. "RE: Capture NX2: Color vs. Selection Control Point" | In response to Reply # 1

patriot1123 Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Jan 2006
Sun 22-Nov-09 12:53 AM

Thanks, Jon!

I'm actually a complete idiot. I do have Jason's book and I"m working my way through it, and I posted my question too soon. I just now got to the page where he explains the difference and I raced over here to point out what a doofus I can be sometimes.

I appreciate your help!

-Anne in Arizona

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Freewheeler10

Englewood, US
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#3. "RE: Capture NX2: Color vs. Selection Control Point" | In response to Reply # 2

Freewheeler10 Registered since 17th Apr 2008
Sun 22-Nov-09 12:00 PM

But, isn't Jason's book great? Also, have you checked out the tutorial
videos on capturenx.com at:
http://capturenx.com/en/lessons/lessons/index.html

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JGD

Frederick, US
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#4. "RE: Capture NX2: Color vs. Selection Control Point" | In response to Reply # 0

JGD Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Oct 2006
Sun 22-Nov-09 10:10 PM | edited Sun 22-Nov-09 10:11 PM by JGD

Anne,
It is pretty mind blowing how well the selection control point works IF there is a large difference in color and/or contrast between what you wish to select and what you want left alone. And even more so if you have Nik's CEP 3.0 filters which work well with NX2 and the selection control points. Also give the (-)selection control point option a try as it can be useful, say in keeping the color of a flower and changing the rest of the image to B&W. Have fun playing.

Jim

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