The Kiss

Sobia Chishti 7/19/2004 6:38:19 AM

I love the shot, Teresa. I am wondering for so long how to produce this effect in PS 7.0? Would you share? #149386

Teresa L. Bernard 7/19/2004 9:35:39 AM

Thanks for your kind remarks, and at the time I produced this, it probably took a verrry long time in PS because I was inexperienced! I've since learned to move a little faster - thanks to BP Photoshop classes! I have no idea exactly how this one happened, but this is what I think:

1. Converted to grayscale.

2. Lightened edges by selection and feathering or dodging (most likely dodged at the time this one was done).

3. Added grain with a filter.

4. Re-introduced color, and this is where I really did not know what I was doing, but now know the best thing to do is open History Palette before step 1.

Take a snapshot, then go though all 3 steps listed. Click on the snapshot in the history palette, then select history tool, choose a soft brush, reduce opacity, and gently paint color back into selected areas. If you color outside the lines, you can go back and desaturate with sponge in tools palette. I have since used the history/snapshot method to bring color back into many color photos that have been desaturated. The key is taking the snapshot first. And I can now do this in a matter of minutes, not the best part of an afternoon.
Good Luck and let me know if this works! #658429

Sobia Chishti 8/24/2004 11:35:01 AM

I apologize for not responding. I don't know how this message slipped out of my notice. Thanks a lot for sharing. I'll certainly try this method. #732120

Diane Dupuis 8/26/2004 3:17:40 AM

Beautiful work Teresa! Congrats on being featured in Digital Darkroom! #735451

Teresa L. Bernard 8/26/2004 4:50:30 AM

thanks for commenting Diane, what an unexpectedly pleasant day brightner! #735690

Peggy Wolff 8/26/2004 6:24:06 AM

This is beautiful Teresa! #735863

Andrea Hillis 8/26/2004 8:14:41 AM

Beautiful pic. I'm clear on the hand-tinting technique, but not feathering, can you explain this technique? Thanks.

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Teresa L. Bernard 8/26/2004 10:43:28 AM

Thanks Andrea & Peggy. Orig photo was taken outdoors on a deck. The edges of this image as you see them now are just about faded to white. With selections tool mark photo edges (right click I think) to set pixel depth needed to feather with a lighten option, or you can use dodge tool with varying opacities to also wash edges to white, which is how this was done.

Another method would be vignette. I now do this with nik (p/s add-on) filters, but at time this was created, did not own nik software. #736390

Linda Murphy 8/27/2004 3:28:40 AM

So sweet Teresa! Great work! #737847

Kylie M. Winder 3/2/2006 6:51:23 PM

This looks really good with the PS work topping it off!!! :) #2489704

Debra K. Johnson 9/3/2007 7:45:52 AM

Wonderful image! Nice work. #4740122

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Avail light, late afternoon. Coverted to b/w and considerable tinkering in PS 7.0

Uploaded on 7/12/2003 10:38:43 AM

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