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  1. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    im guessing you could do it in photoshop, but is there a simple, free program i could download that would achive the same effect? do you shoot the picture in color or b/w ?
     
  2. RacerX30

    RacerX30 New Member

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    There isn't a program for it that I know of. But it's easy to do, open image in photoshop or any image program... lasso the area you want colored .invert selection... promote to new layer..make that layer b&w and touch up areas with eraser brush...done
     
  3. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    ok, i found the editing tool that came with my camera, it's Nikon's Arcsoft software.. i lassoed the area i want colored, inverted it to select everythign else. .. but then i could only apply effects to the outside area, i couldnt find a 'true' black and white


    this is as close as i could come :sad2:

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  5. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    there is a 'convert to greyscale' option, but that changes the entire image to black and white
     
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    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    if you have photoshop, try desaturate. i just did this really quick

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    (pic taken with the olympus E-1)
     
  7. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    :cool:

    i dont have a 'desaturate' but that gave me an idea ... i just tuned the hue and saturation all the way down

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    Some cool effects! The one of the guy sitting on the couch came out pretty neat even if it isn't what you were after.

    I wonder if I can do some of that with PS Elements......
     
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    I do it the old school way, take b and w photos, process film and prints
    take print, spray it with some gook that roughs up the paper (rc paper) and then paint or color in the parts.

    Had a cool pic but I lost it.
     
  10. red^star

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    Lasso the areas you want in color.

    Invert selection

    Desaturate

    Select, deselect

    Brightness/Contrast

    Turn up the brightness a little, and turn up the contrast alot

    Done.
     
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    Corel Knockout is pretty good for that stuff
     
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    Heres what i do...

    I open the picture in PS> Select All > copy

    then i convert to Grayscale

    Then i convert back to RGB and paste.

    Put the lower layer on top (b&W layer)

    then with an image mask simply draw over teh areas you would like in color..

    sample pic [​IMG]
     
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    Is there any easy way of making the image mask? I'm finding myself banging my head on the desk while trying to lasso a large item.
     
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    use quick mask. hit the button on the right, then take a brush and "lasso" whatever you want (what i have in red), then hit the button on the left and whatever you have masked, will turn into a lasso.

    and when using the lasso, you can hold the shift key down if you want to lasso sections at a time.
     
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    heres a pic of how mine is setup.... the 2nd box on the top layer is the mask. Anything that is black in there is transparent through to the color layer underneath.
     
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    For my racoon pic and the one of the 2 kissing, all I did was a simple 2 second adjustment in saturation. For the racoon, all I did was take out the yellow and green by moving the saturation level all the way left, and leaving the others the way they were. No masking, magic wand, lassoing etc. For the people pic, I did the same except taking away all the color except yellow and green, the colors that happen to be in the background of each pic and that don't have a impact on the part of the image I was adjusting for.

    The iris pic took a while longer, that one I used the magic wand to get rid of the old background, and to make a new layer with the one flower I kept in color, the I either desaturated or used the channel mixer and turned the image background to monochrome and applied the one flower in color on top
     

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