The Kiss

Uploaded: July 12, 2003


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


Sobia Chishti July 19, 2004

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 July 19, 2004

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 August 24, 2004

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 August 26, 2004

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

Teresa L. Bernard August 26, 2004

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

Peggy Wolff August 26, 2004

This is beautiful Teresa! #735863

Andrea Hillis August 26, 2004

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

A. #736066

Teresa L. Bernard August 26, 2004

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 August 27, 2004

So sweet Teresa! Great work! #737847

Kylie M. Winder March 02, 2006

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

Debra K. Johnson level-classic September 03, 2007

Wonderful image! Nice work. #4740122

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