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    Default How to achieve this sort of effect in Photoshop?

    Hi babes and dudes,

    I thought this picture was PP-ed very nicely.
    Am still learning the ropes of PP properly, anyone could share how one might PP this picture to create this effect coupled with the great colors?



    Picture credits to Sean Lau

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    can adjust the colors first with channel mixer or other mode of color adjustment.

    then add a layer and remove the colors. then layer mask n paint back what u need.

    to use ur shot, i did a quick sample. not very clean but i am lazy to do the grass.

    Last edited by flipfreak; 23rd January 2009 at 02:55 PM.

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    Using layer mask and saturation tuning will get u the effect.. Btw, it's a very nice pic and cute baby

    Cheers!!

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    Default Re: How to achieve this sort of effect in Photoshop?

    answered. hope you get it. its very simple, seriously. have fun!

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    Default Re: How to achieve this sort of effect in Photoshop?

    Quote Originally Posted by winson_ksk View Post
    Using layer mask and saturation tuning will get u the effect.. Btw, it's a very nice pic and cute baby

    Cheers!!
    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    can adjust the colors first with channel mixer or other mode of color adjustment.

    then add a layer and remove the colors. then layer mask n paint back what u need.

    to use ur shot, i did a quick sample. not very clean but i am lazy to do the grass.


    Wow!! i'm impressed.... am fiddling with my P.s now.. adjusted colors with mixer and contrast like you said, but not sure about the layering and removing colors part, still googling to see how that works! Thanks~~ i'll play with a couple of pictures, and see how it goes!!

    Quote Originally Posted by velasco View Post
    answered. hope you get it. its very simple, seriously. have fun!
    Thanks! will try it out, so exciting! then i'll post here ya =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pebblez View Post
    Wow!! i'm impressed.... am fiddling with my P.s now.. adjusted colors with mixer and contrast like you said, but not sure about the layering and removing colors part, still googling to see how that works! Thanks~~ i'll play with a couple of pictures, and see how it goes!!



    Thanks! will try it out, so exciting! then i'll post here ya =)


    is this including the effect u want?
    i just use the lasso tools to select the body that u want to keep the color, then inverse.. and and set the background to black and white.

    still newbie, i don't know this method is correct or not.. hehe...

    PS : i am using CS 3 to achieve this.

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    lightroom/aperture... done in seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by havocidal View Post
    lightroom/aperture... done in seconds
    Care to teach me this .?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arowana View Post
    Care to teach me this .?
    http://digital-photography-school.co...htroom-2-video

    I dun think it can be done within seconds but it can be done. The hard part is to get the masking correct.

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    wow ,it's cool. I am a NX2 user, I dont think it can achieve this effect.

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    Default Re: How to achieve this sort of effect in Photoshop?

    The procedure is,
    1. Select the object that you want to keep with original colors.
    2. Inverse the selection.
    3. Convert to black and white (all will become black and white except the object you select in step 1)

    In Photoshop CS3, I personally feel that "Extract" is the best tool for selection.
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    I think the first photo desaturate away certain colours spectrum using channel mixer or similar rather then using layers and mask.

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    Wah no need to mess with channels and all that lah.

    Here's what I learnt from a book:

    1. Open your file in PS.

    2. Under 'Image', go to 'Adjustment', then select 'Desaturate'. Or simply hit 'Shift+Ctrl+U'.

    3. Your photo will now be rendered black and white.

    4. Select 'History Brush Tool' (or hit 'Shift + Y'). Select the brush type and diameter depending on your needs.

    5. Start 'coloring' the parts that you want. You may have to zoom in to get accurate results during 'coloring'.

    Quite simple actually.

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    the coloring part. quite hard. im not good with mouse

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    Default Re: How to achieve this sort of effect in Photoshop?

    Here is the method I use.

    1. Open file.

    2. Do your usual adjustment, levels, curves, etc.

    3. Flatten image.

    4. Duplicate the background.

    5. Duplicate the background again. (Now you will have 2 layers on top of your background)

    6. Convert the top most layer into B/W using what ever method you prefer.

    7. Using a soft edge brush with a relatively low hardness (less than 5%), start erasing the sections you want on the top most B/W layer until the colors from the bottom layer start showing.




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