Simple Painting in PSE and Photo Shop

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  1. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    When you "paint" your Black and White image with the Color Blend mode - by using "color" it will automatically blend in with the shading and color of the B/W image below based on the shading. You do not have to be overly "neat" however you can always clean up if you "color" outside the lines with the eraser tool. Have fun!!
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    Just wanted to post 2 screen shots one from PSE 11 and the other from CC2015 in regards to how I painted the b/w images.



    • The first thing you need to do is to start with a Black & White image. Either it is originally B/W or you make your photo B/W by desaturating, using an action, or using an adjustment layer. (There are many ways to change an image to B/W. Do whatever is easier for you.)
    • Adjust lighting levels (or curves in Photoshop) to suit your taste. **Note- if it is too "white" it will not accept color... it needs a light gray tinge to color.**
    • If desired, add a filter gallery texture to your B/W image.
    • Now begins the fun part :thumbsups the same thing is done for both PSE and PS/CC. Add a layer above the B/W photo and change blend mode to COLOR then choose a brush tool. Choose whatever brush you wish to use - soft, watercolor etc. Experiment !! I set the brush opacity to about 35 and start to paint in the area. Adjust opacity to your liking as 35 may be too light or too dark for you.
    • Continue making a new COLOR blend mode layer for each item and paint it in... example- Eyes, Skin, lips, etc.
    • Once completed, decorate as desired.
    Here are two examples... one in PSE and one in PS/CC with the color layers. Have fun!!!


    PSE 11:


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    PS/CC:

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    Here is my layout in the gallery to see the PS/CC version larger - changing the girl from a redhead to a brunette! :)


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    Let me know if you have questions!
     
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  2. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    Thanks Christa. Looking forward to playing. ;-)
     
  3. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Thanks Vivi...Let me know if something is a problem.. it really is as simple as adding a layer in color blend mode
     
  4. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    I've never tried this but it sure looks like fun!
     
  5. jaye

    jaye My other car is a Zamboni!

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    I agree, looks fun and something I may have to try. Thank you for sharing!!
     
  6. lmjrocko

    lmjrocko See that in my rear view mirror? That's Michigan!

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    Oh, Too fun! I have to try this.....
     
  7. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    *bump* for those who want to "paint" b/w images :)
     
  8. Ga_L

    Ga_L CT - Lynne-Marie

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    Thank you for the tuto Christa
     
  9. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    I'm going to get on this soon. Thanks for putting this in the forum, Christa.
     
  10. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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  11. shunnstergirl

    shunnstergirl Well-Known Member

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    This is awesome! Thanks!
     
  12. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    can't wait to see yours!
     
  13. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    this really is such a cool technique!
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  14. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic Some grannies cuss a lot. I'm some grannies.

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    kiss

    This is so cool! I need to give it a try!
     
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  15. ChristineElizabeth

    ChristineElizabeth New Member

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  16. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    Christa!! I so missed this while I was gone...love it!
     
  17. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    :) Love the sneak peek to the MOC Anne, along with the frog... cute! Hope you like my quick paint tutorial!!!
     
  18. BoatLady

    BoatLady Active Member

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    I will try that it looks like great fun.
     
  19. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Terrific! I can't wait to see! Welcome to the pad BoatLady!!
     

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