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Old 09-02-2010, 06:16 AM
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PS: Select Color Range
..Ever buy a CU product and wish it was another color? Did you try moving the Hue/Saturation sliders? Did you try moving the Color Balance sliders? And still its just not the new color? At least not evenly. Ive got another trick you can try.






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Im going to start with a CU bloom. Perfectly lovely bloom. But too pink for my tastes. Id love a gorgeous blue.



So I try: ImageAdjustmentHue/Saturation and move my sliders back-n-forth. I get lots of pretty colors, but not the nice, solid, even blue I want:



After trying: ImageAdjustmentColor/Balance and even: ImageAdjustmentVariations. I get frustrated. Time to try something new!

I like the yellow center. Im a big fan of yellow of blue together. All I want to replace is the too bright, too pink, pink. I go to:
SelectColor Range


Use the eye dropper to select the color you want to replace. You can change the amount of color variation selected by sliding the Fuzziness slider from 0-to-200. Once you have everything desired selected click OK.

Create a New Layer above your CU item (in my case, my flower). Fill the selected area with the new color (I picked a soft periwinkle blue) using your Paint Bucket Tool. Change the Layer Blend Mode to Color:

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Note: You may need to SelectColor Range more than once to get all the bits & pieces selected. I create a New Layer (and set the Color Blend Mode to Color) for each newly selected Color Range.

I also use the Clipping Mask feature in the Layer Palette to prevent any stray pixels or colors from appearing:

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:15 AM
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umm...this is awesome!! Thanks Toiny! I've been playing with the "replace color" and getting frustrated, this seems way more simple!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:11 PM
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Great Tutorial!
This will defentily come in handy!
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:39 AM
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I do that with my PIE and have been doing it for a while. Now if only I can learn to use my PSP XI I will be able to do that there, too.

So happy to learn others do it, too, but sad that I'm not the first to be so creative.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for the tip!!
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:12 PM
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I'll have to try this out. Recoloring always gets me down. LOL
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:21 PM
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Great tutorial Toiny
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:28 PM
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Thank you, I love learning
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:56 AM
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thanks, it even works well with PSPx.....
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:18 PM
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That is good to know! Smooches,

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thanks, it even works well with PSPx.....
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thanks for this i will try it!
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