Does anyone else have a problem with taking pictures of purple cakes? Even when I look at the cake through my camera it's completely blue! I just made this wedding cake and it's a beautiful shade of purple. I also dusted and steamed the flowers to intensify the purple but I'm very disappointed that I can't get a true picture of the colour. Is there anything that can be done?
On my screen, it looks purple. And it's a beautiful cake.
Looks purple on my screen. It's a lovely cake.
I see purple too.
I'm no help...I'm color blind it's a beautiful cake though...
Thanks everyone! It does look purple but just not the right shade - the real purple is more along the lines of the darkest purple of the Cake Central page.
I know exactly what you mean, my purple cakes either photograph purply blue or black!! Urgh! I tend to fix this on my computer. If you change the colour saturation and colour temperature you can make it a better shade.
That happens to me too! Everything that's purple always turns out blue in the picture. I have no idea why!
Same here. It just has to do with the color I guess. I'm sure there's a tech wizard out there who could maybe advise on how to adjust color but I tried adjusting and the butterflies still look blue.
Yikesss, and all this time I've been thinking--my eyes are getting worst!!
it's a LONG explanation that has to do with color temperature, method of display (CRT/LED/OLED/plasma/etc.), calibration of display, calibration of camera, original lighting used and host of other factors.
in short -- the kinds of monitors, calibration systems and software that will get you true reproduction on screen will set you back several thousand dollars.
Well I took NatalieMarie's advice and played around with the hue and saturation on my Photoshop Elements program. I was happy to discover that I can tweak the colour so it's more like the actual shade. Guess I'll have to do that with all my purple cakes. I would still like to know why this colour changes so much!