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Selective Colouring!
Posted By: Bramela, 02-03-2008, 11:05 PM

My first attempt at selective colouring. (i.e.first PRINTABLE attempt!)
Have seen so many pictures beautifully done this way. Your C&C is most welcome.
Incidentally that is early mornig dew on the rose. Thanks.

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02-04-2008, 05:41 AM   #2
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That's interesting Bruce, nice job too. Is it done with layers in Photoshop?
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sorry bruce to copy your image on to my pc but i have to 'show' what i mean, please forgive me. Take down the saturation of the red a little to give it that hand coloured look and dont be too fussy with the edges(get it inside the line but make it a little soft when your doing your mask) have a look at mine which is really yours tweaked a little, btw nice pic!
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sorry bruce to copy your image on to my pc but i have to 'show' what i mean, please forgive me. Take down the saturation of the red a little to give it that hand coloured look and dont be too fussy with the edges(get it inside the line but make it a little soft when your doing your mask) have a look at mine which is really yours tweaked a little, btw nice pic!


will say that you 'can' not 'should' tone it down-i do think these are better if you notice the background is b&w first and not the other way round

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Hey, no problem at all. I like your finished job a bit better. Thanks for the tips much appreciated. Old saying applies, I suppose, "practice makes perfect".

Scott-Devon : Actually no, not photoshop (though I do use a version) it was done in
PhotoImpact 12. It was done using masks not actually in layers.
I like the PhotoImpact programme very much, it is very suitable to somebody of my ability, yet not that much different to Photoshop really, and very much cheaper.

Thanks a lot guys.
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ForestG: when you say make it a little softer when doing your mask, could you explain your way of doing that. I am a bit of a learner in this.
I agree regarding the saturation, much prefer your version and can see the improvement well.
Thanks mate!
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Well done Bruce, works well.

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Thanks a lot D. I suppose I will get a bit more proficient at it with practice.
Thanks again, mate.
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when painting in your mask feather the brush a little or feather your selection - to match the transition of the edges in your image. so it dosen't look painted but rather just the way it is
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I really like it, Bruce - (your original and the reworked version forestG did both came out nicely)

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Very cool Bruce - love the colors and the effect - a new skill to play with
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yeh work on this hand colouring thing it comes in real handy for those special pics, unlike my example (of hand colouring and a tweak there'n'here) un special pic-> colour this time not b&w

yeh i know it reads funny and the examples not too flash but the love is there and i've had a few

original
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and the headlights turned on
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I like the way it is. The desaturated edge did the trick of making the pic interesting.
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Nice work Bruce ... you have done well.
Hopefully this gets printed and framed ... it'd really do it justice.
This is a winner ... I love it.
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Thanks a lot all, I appreciate the positive comments very much. I find that if I ask the wife what she thinks of a photograph I've come up with she always says, "that's beautiful"
I suppose she doesnt want to give any negative comments, Bless her soul! Ain't love grand.
Anyway thanks again guys, gives me encouragement to keep striving, but then again, isn't that what its all about?
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