Peanuts - Before

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Peanuts - Before

Jim Miotke level-addict 3/17/2004 6:21:12 PM

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. #108090

Josh Hudson 3/18/2004 6:10:21 AM

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. #429942

Janet Kinney 3/18/2004 3:11:43 PM

it is a great picture! Very creative. #430644

Dee Augustine 7/30/2004 7:16:40 AM

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

Dee #677321

Jim Miotke level-addict 7/30/2004 11:02:31 AM

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! #677607

Willard R. Norman level-addict 3/22/2006 10:39:25 AM

Could this been done with Layer Styles??



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