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What Color Are the Balloons in Your World?   Featured in Digital Darkroom #013
  What color are the balloons in your world?
What color are the balloons in your world?
selective coloring
© Peggy Wolff
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Charlene Bayerle
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    This is just outstanding, Margaret!!!

3/21/2004 7:51:43 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Charlene, I love you to bits!

3/21/2004 7:55:13 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Nice shot and wonderful image with the coloring Margaret! Well done!

3/21/2004 8:08:13 AM

 
Joy Brown
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I agree with Char - this is a winner, Margaret - great job!

3/21/2004 8:25:45 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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This is so unique and wonderful- I love it!!

3/21/2004 8:46:02 AM

 
Kat Pokora

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Very clever, Margaret! Please tell, how did you do it?

3/21/2004 9:04:04 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Outstanding idea and finished product.
Love this one, Margaret!

bill

3/21/2004 10:34:08 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Margaret, what a gift you have for capturing children and putting them in such creative and photogenically original situations! This is marvelous!

3/21/2004 10:35:07 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thank you all for taking the time to comment. :o) Kat, I have the directions saved since I have been asked so many times. Here you go. To bring back all of the color.

1. Open an RGB image.

2. Drag the background image to the new layer icon at the bottom of the layers palette.

3. Working on your background copy, go to Images > Adjustments > Desaturate.
4. At this point, go to background copy and adjust levels for more contrast.

5. With your zoom tool, enlarge your image to between 100-200% to see detail.

6. Click on Eraser tool in the tool bar. Select a small to med. size soft brush and set it at 100% opacity.

7. Erase any black and white area of the image you want the color to be restored. You can also change the opacity level to give a more hand-painted look.

3/21/2004 11:06:33 AM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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Excellentimage Margaret!!I agree with Charlene!!!!WINNER!!!

3/21/2004 12:20:18 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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love it!

3/21/2004 12:36:40 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Wonderful title and image Margaret--our lives are what we paint them :0) Creative idea and very well executed. Kudos to your model also. Well done!!

3/21/2004 12:43:54 PM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Great image Margaret!
Jessica

3/21/2004 1:03:53 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Margaret this is outstanding! So cute and clever! Just so darn cute!

3/21/2004 1:36:35 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thank you Dale, Jessica,Murry, Kristen, Shirley,Carol, Kat, Bill,Casey, Joy, Lori and Char!

3/21/2004 4:05:07 PM

 
Pete Alukas

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I agree, Winner !! Fantastic shot.

3/21/2004 6:08:51 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Just wonderful!!!

3/21/2004 6:45:58 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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This has to be one of the best selective coloring images I have seen. Very very well done, I second that this is a winner.

3/21/2004 8:40:35 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thank you Darren, Colette and Pete!

3/22/2004 6:18:31 AM

 
Serena Pierce

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Great image! Very creative and what a cute assistant!

3/22/2004 7:58:25 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thanks Serena! She is my #3 and an imp. We took this shot about 5 minutes before all her friends came over for her 6 year Birthday party.

3/23/2004 6:40:56 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

4/21/2004 8:24:47 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

4/21/2004 8:24:47 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thanks Su!

4/22/2004 6:08:33 AM

 
Sherrie H. Penny
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Margaret, wonderful! I love it...

4/24/2004 7:31:32 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thank you Sherrie!

4/24/2004 7:42:50 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Love this shot, I am a clown and would like to do something like this for my clown busness cards.

5/22/2004 12:56:09 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Thanks William. Ya know what would be cute...You could be all dressed up and holding a big bunch of and pose like you are flying up. Look a little down and nervous like you did not mean to do that. Then take a photo of your outside background and then another one of just you. You could then add the photo later well above the ground.
I will be shooting another balloon shot later this summer that will be very complicated but I can not wait to shoot it. Have fun with this! If you need a photographer I am in MN. ;o)

5/23/2004 7:15:30 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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OK, I was interupted WAY to many times during that short note. You could have a big bunch of BALLOONS. LOL You would then add the photo of just you to the background photo. You could make the background B&W and just you and the balloons in color if you wanted to do selective coloring. So you really popped off the page.

5/23/2004 7:20:24 AM

 
Susana Heide
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What a nice gallery you have, Peggy!! I especially LOVE this picture! The selective coloring is perfect!! And the title fits so well. Just love everything about it!!

8/5/2004 10:53:21 AM

 
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