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Peanuts - Before

  Peanuts - Before
Peanuts - Before
© Jim Miotke
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Jim Miotke
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    For this Before and After, I first selected each of the three peanuts, saving each selection for later use.

Then I pulled each peanut onto its own layer, using Ctrl-J keyboard shortcut.

Selecting each layer, I created a new Adjustment Layer and manipulated the Hue / Saturation. I clicked the Colorize checkbox and adjusted the Hue and Lightness.

Then, back in the Layers Palette, I reduced the Opacity of each layer to give the colors a softer, more muted look.

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3/17/2004 6:21:12 PM

Josh Hudson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/26/2003

It would have been a little easier to just go to the paintbrush tool and choose hue or color on the pull down tab. You could have then had more control over your color change of the peanuts and wouldn't have that flat matt look from looking through an opacity layer. This will not only give you the ability to color but the ability to control the quality, hue, saturation, and vibrance of the color.

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3/18/2004 6:10:21 AM

Janet Kinney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2003

it is a great picture! Very creative.

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3/18/2004 3:11:43 PM

Dee Augustine
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2004

What a awesome photo. Iv been wanting to learn this tech for a while now. Ill have ta try this :)


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7/30/2004 7:16:40 AM

Jim Miotke
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Thanks all for your comments and suggestions. I appreciate them all.

Dee, as Josh points out, there are many paths to creating a similar effect in Photoshop. Have fun experimenting. And remember, as this image was inspired by another image created by Lewis Kemper (see if you can find out which one), you might enjoy taking one of Lewis' Photoshop courses here at BetterPhoto.

Have fun!

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7/30/2004 11:02:31 AM

Willard R. Norman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/4/2005

Could this been done with Layer Styles??



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3/22/2006 10:39:25 AM

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