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Love is in the Air

  Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air
Hand Colored in Photoshop Elements 3.0.
© Cyndee Wanyonyi
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Tina Edwards
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/12/2005
    I know you said you hand-colored in Photoshop Elements 3.0 but I was wondering how exactly you did it. I also have PSE 3.0 and just can't figure out how to hand-color in it. It looks great, I love it.
Thanks!


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8/11/2005 12:57:58 PM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
 

Hi Tina :). I am so glad you like the picture. It's so easy!

1. Open the first photo you want to hand-color.
2. Outline the part you want to remain in color, using either the lasso or magic wand.
3. Ctrl J (for PC) or Apple J (for MAC) to add a layer with just the part that you outlined.
4. Go back to the original photo and "remove color" (under "Enhance Photo").
5. VOILA! You have a hand-colored portrait.
I have learned everything I know about Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 from Scott Kelby's "The Photoshop Elements 3 Book for Digital Photographers". It is a great tool for your e-library.
P.S. If you decide to save it as a totally different file (I recommend that so you still have the original to play around with), either flatten the image or Merge Visible Layers (CTRL/Apple E) and save. Enjoy :).


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8/11/2005 9:57:42 PM

 
Tina Edwards
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/12/2005
 

Thank you, Cinthia, I will have to give it a try! Where can I get one of those books from Scott Kelby "The Photoshop Elements 3 Book for Digital Photographers"


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8/11/2005 11:45:53 PM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
 

Hi Tina. I got mine on Amazon.com for about $24. If you get it in a regular bookstore, you'll expect to pay about $45. Worth every penny either way you go.


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8/12/2005 11:37:26 AM

 
Chelsea E. Herrboldt  

There is actualy another way that I personally have found to be easier.
Go to layers - new adjustment layer - hue-saturation. Slide the saturation all the way down so your image is black and white. Then click your brush tool (make sure your background color is black) and go over the area you want to return to color. If you make a mistake and need something back to black and white just make your background color white and everything to go over with your brush will return to black and white.
Hope that was helpful!


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8/18/2005 7:28:24 AM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
 

Thanks. I'll try that next time :).


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8/18/2005 7:53:49 AM

 
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