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02-27-2003, 07:51 AM
here it is in color (http://www.andersonsplace.net/gallery/album04/elikiss) then I brought it into PS and changed it to grayscale and colorized
any tips on using the lasso with a mouse?? dang that's a pain!
btw this is my middle son Elijah and my youngest Abraham, Abe was about 30 mins old in this pic and Eli was 19 months
[Edited on 27-2-2003 by Thmom]
02-27-2003, 08:38 AM
Nice work. When useing the lasso touch up your selections with quikmask. (Q)
02-27-2003, 02:17 PM
overall its very nice but you can tell its colorized mainly because there is no color deviation in the skin. When shadows are made on skin, they often take on a blue tint, especially around the eyes and below the lips. Also, people have distinct redness in their cheeks, and looking at the other picture both boys have notable pink cheeks. Make a new layer and try to use an airbrush with very light opacity set the mode to color and see what you can do.
02-27-2003, 07:52 PM
thanks for the comments, I wanted it to appear colorized. I used to "paint" b&w photos and like the look of it but I need to practice with the lasso.
02-27-2003, 08:03 PM
Don't be afraid to zoom with you tools. I find my magic number is 400% for detailed pen work, or stamp (remember I'm on PS6) or whatever; it may vary person to person. The trick to using intricate tools for selections or vector tracing is seeing the anti-alias pixel lines or the slight blurring between objects in photos etc. and matching the exact line with your tools. Hope this helps with your lasso selections. Don't be afraid to gaussian or selectively blur in quick mask mode, or feather your selections once they're finished to "tweak them" to the subject.
02-28-2003, 12:20 AM
I usually use Quick Mask and an 80% hard brush for this work, the 80% gives a slight feather, change the size with the [ and ] to keep the hardness from changing.
[Edited on 2/28/2003 by Stellor]
02-28-2003, 01:37 PM
Nice job! I'm working on a piic of a polar bear right now that involves a lot of colorizing. I use quick mask and only have a mouse. It can be done, it's a pain and probably be easier with a tablet, but it can be done.;)
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