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    eh....my software is photoshop element 5....can it do wonders like that??

    can tell me how? i tried to play around but cannot leh...

    please enlighten me leh...thanks alot
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    yeah the policeman pic is great. love not jus the selective colouring part, but also the reflection on his helmet. nicely!

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    @cheekiang: I'm not familiar with Elements. I use CS2.
    @faultymailbox: Thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner10 View Post
    Thanks dfbread and Outlook.

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    arrrgghhh .. this is only getting better !!!

    this picture of the policeman's 76 is simply a terrific enhancement to the picture ...wonderful !!!!

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    WEll Done!!!
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    Thanks dfbread and Yoshima.

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    more experiments...





    More here... http://www.pbase.com/chuckmaceda/selective_coloring
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    Well done!
    nice selections

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    You've done a good job. I like the last pix best. Any particular method you use for the masking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    You've done a good job. I like the last pix best. Any particular method you use for the masking?
    Thanks. I don't do masking. I just use the lasso tool to select the part I want to remain colored and desat the rest. Pretty simple but it works.

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    cool! just saw this. very nice pictures

    i used to toy with this also, but i will duplicate the layer, desat one, add a layer mask and paint out the stuff i want in color
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Nice~ Love the last shot~Hehe, but i may rotate 90 CW to have a feel of the pillars(?) coming towards the viewers~

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    It has been a long time. Here's another one...

    Delight

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner10 View Post
    It has been a long time. Here's another one...

    Delight


    This one a bit overdosed.

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    Here's one taken long time ago when I first discovered selective coloring

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    Default Re: Selective Coloring... my take

    your pictures are already very well taken, the selective colouring is a bonus

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekiang View Post
    eh....my software is photoshop element 5....can it do wonders like that??

    can tell me how? i tried to play around but cannot leh...

    please enlighten me leh...thanks alot
    There's many ways to skin the cat, but the simplest requires a sequence which I will explain in Darkroom Techniques subforum in a day or two. Will post you the link when it's up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner10 View Post
    Thanks Espion.


    All are great.. just the this one didn't really shoe the effect... it looked like a paste on...

    The rest is a nice integration with special items breathing with colors.. love the series. thanks for sharing.
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    If I may share,


    This was done with quite a detailed workflow, but just to share the basic method with CS-ers who are interested to know.

    As I've said, there are many ways to skin the cat, but this is the method which I find is the most failsafe, and allows for correction should you make an error.

    I am using Photoshop CS2. AFAIK, this technique can be used with Photoshop 7 through CS3.

    Fhe first step involves a black & white conversion. I use the Gorman B&W Conversion method. Details can be found here.

    After that, I pasted a colour layer of the original photo on top of every layer. Now, the full image should be in colour.

    Click on the 'Apply Layer Mask' button in the Layers palette (icon is a rectangle with a circle in the center). This will apply a layer mask (duh!) to the coloured image layer.

    Selecting your paint brush tool, and using black as your foreground colour, paint over the parts that you want desaturated, leaving the colour portions white on the layer mask. In this case, I'd paint black over everything except the Twisties packet.

    Why do I consider this method failsafe? If I accidentally desaturate a portion that I actually wanted colour info in, I can use a white brush and undo that. Remember, on the Layer mask, black = desaturated, white = colour.

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    If I may share too..

    Did using Elements 2, also use lasso, copy and paste to a new layer then saturate the original layer.
    Needs patience and accuracy.

    Below 2 pics, BW saturation.





    Next below 2 pics, background color saturated





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