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11/24/2008 08:27:51 AM · #1
Please tell me what you think of this.

I converted the image to B&W and cloned the red from the original using paint shop pro.

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11/24/2008 08:34:24 AM · #2
Looks like a pretty good effort. I see a little bit of red halo around the middle front column. What technique did you use to do the selective desaturation? Compostion-wise, it seems a little out of balance to me, but I don't think that was the objective for this.

Message edited by author 2008-11-24 08:35:44.
11/24/2008 08:34:27 AM · #3
I think you did a great job. I do it differently though, I just layer mask a B&W over the color one then brush away the portion of the layer over the colored section I want. Best part is if you make a mistake you can brush the B&W layer back in.
11/24/2008 08:39:20 AM · #4
Originally posted by david1707:

I just layer mask a B&W over the color one then brush away the portion of the layer over the colored section I want.


I haven't learned layer masks yet, but I would have done it similarly by duplicating the layer, making my b/w conversion on the upper layer and then erasing through the columns to show the color. Layer masks are the next thing for me to learn. (Took some practice to wrap my head around layers, but it is an extremely powerful tool, now that I figured it out.)
11/24/2008 08:40:11 AM · #5
yeh this might be what david said he'd do, but id plop it into photoshop and save a new layer, which id desaturate, and then erase the part i wanted to be red

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Message edited by author 2008-11-24 08:41:06.
11/24/2008 08:44:49 AM · #6
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

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11/24/2008 10:27:50 AM · #7
I do it more simply, but destructively, in PS by selecting the columns with magic wand or magnetic lasso, inverting selection, and desaturating the selection. The layer method is better since you retain the original colors in the background layer.
11/24/2008 10:43:22 AM · #8
JD,
once erased, in the way you do it, you can only step back to correct it, losing the work you've done so far. With a layer mask over the B&W you just use a black brush tool to "erase" it. If you make a mistake you can make the brush white, go over the mistake, and it applies the B&W again. So, my steps would be;

Original
Copy of original
desaturate this
add layer mask
"paint" away copy to reveal original

Once you learn layer masks you can find MANY more uses for them. But, I am definately no expert on PS. Here is a LINK that has some very good video tutorials for PS as well as other programs and technics.

Edit: Boyd, your way can use a mask also, just do what you do, but to a copy of the original, add the mask, then "Paint" away any mistakes you made in the selection.

Message edited by author 2008-11-24 10:48:14.
12/14/2008 09:06:08 PM · #9
Here I tried again this time using layers.
I oversaturated the colour and put the B&W over it.
I then erased around the bird.

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