What color are the balloons in your world?

© Peggy Wolff

What color are the balloons in your world?

Charlene Bayerle level-deluxe 3/21/2004 7:51:43 AM

This is just outstanding, Margaret!!! #109162

Peggy Wolff 3/21/2004 7:55:13 AM

Charlene, I love you to bits! #438539

Lori Ditlefsen 3/21/2004 8:08:13 AM

Nice shot and wonderful image with the coloring Margaret! Well done! #438564

Joy Brown 3/21/2004 8:25:45 AM

I agree with Char - this is a winner, Margaret - great job! #438602

Casey A. Hanson level-deluxe 3/21/2004 8:46:02 AM

This is so unique and wonderful- I love it!! #438677

Kat Pokora level-deluxe 3/21/2004 9:04:04 AM

Very clever, Margaret! Please tell, how did you do it? #438692

William C. Raco level-deluxe 3/21/2004 10:34:08 AM

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

bill #438824

Carol Brill 3/21/2004 10:35:07 AM

Margaret, what a gift you have for capturing children and putting them in such creative and photogenically original situations! This is marvelous! #438827

Peggy Wolff 3/21/2004 11:06:33 AM

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. #438875

Shirley L. Carpenter 3/21/2004 12:20:18 PM

Excellentimage Margaret!!I agree with Charlene!!!!WINNER!!! #438989

Kristen McKain 3/21/2004 12:36:40 PM

love it! #439027

Murry Grigsby 3/21/2004 12:43:54 PM

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!! #439040

Jessica Hughes 3/21/2004 1:03:53 PM

Great image Margaret!
Jessica #439051

Dale Ann Cubbage 3/21/2004 1:36:35 PM

Margaret this is outstanding! So cute and clever! Just so darn cute! #439101

Peggy Wolff 3/21/2004 4:05:07 PM

Thank you Dale, Jessica,Murry, Kristen, Shirley,Carol, Kat, Bill,Casey, Joy, Lori and Char! #439246

Pete Alukas 3/21/2004 6:08:51 PM

I agree, Winner !! Fantastic shot. #439472

Colette M. Metcalf 3/21/2004 6:45:58 PM

Just wonderful!!! #439524

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 3/21/2004 8:40:35 PM

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. #439657

Peggy Wolff 3/22/2004 6:18:31 AM

Thank you Darren, Colette and Pete! #440188

Serena Pierce level-deluxe 3/22/2004 7:58:25 PM

Great image! Very creative and what a cute assistant! #441499

Peggy Wolff level-deluxe 3/23/2004 6:40:56 AM

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. #442184

Susana Matos level-deluxe 4/21/2004 8:24:47 PM

Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #496065

Susana Matos level-deluxe 4/21/2004 8:24:47 PM

Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #496066

Peggy Wolff level-deluxe 4/22/2004 6:08:33 AM

Thanks Su! #496592

Sherrie H. Penny 4/24/2004 7:31:32 AM

Margaret, wonderful! I love it... #499848

Peggy Wolff 4/24/2004 7:42:50 AM

Thank you Sherrie! #499862

Dr Silly level-deluxe 5/22/2004 12:56:09 PM

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

Peggy Wolff 5/23/2004 7:15:30 AM

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) #556203

Peggy Wolff 5/23/2004 7:20:24 AM

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. #556210

Susana Ms Heide 8/5/2004 10:53:21 AM

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!! #689281

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