Can someone help with this photo?

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  1. Stacey

    Stacey TPF Noob!

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    I like this photo in color as well as black and white and I am a big fan of selective color. I don't know how do selective color ( I have picasa and gimp). i was wondering if someone could turn this image black and white and just make the ribbons in her hair pink? I'd appreciate any help anyone can give me! Thanks so much!

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    This image is very fuzzy. But then again im on my cell. I use gimp also and if you like i could Walk u through SC. Its very easy and then u would know how to do it in the future....
     
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    Yes, I would very much appreciate it if you could help me! I just d/l it today and it's all greek to me! LOL I looked at it and couldn't figure out anything! Thank you very much!
     
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    Ok so here it goes

    open a photo in gimp.

    make sure your your brush is selected and the little color box ( where you can pick what color you want to paint with ) is black.

    you should have a little box that pops up that says "layers"
    click the bottom left hand icon that looks like a piece of paper. that means a new layer.

    a new box should pop up that lets your name your layer and make sure you have the transparency bubble selected

    you should now have two layers in the layer box..

    if you look up at the top there should be a background layer and a "new layer"

    click the new layer once and go to the top of your box where it says mode and click it, it should drop down a box and you should click saturation.

    then go to you picture and start coloring. it should color black and white. and just dont paint the parts you want color. and if you do, you can always use the eraser to bring back the color.'

    i hope this helps and if what i said seems too difficult, watch this, its the same thing i said, just a video guide. i know it sounds difficult but i swear its not :)
     
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    I tried to do the selective colouring to this for you, too, and had to browse through my own memory to remember how I once was taught to do it in Photoshop, but it seems like I did remember the how, after all. Hope you like the result (the photo as such isn't the best to begin with, but ... you like it, and I hope you'll also like it in selective colouring)

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    And this is a typical "Photoshop Challenges" question, which is why I shall move the thread to its appropriate place now :D.
     
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    Vivienne TPF Noob!

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    I've also tryed it!

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    Great job Lafoto, I like how you darkened the pic and then brought out more of the pink in the bows....nice work.......what tool do you use to cut so precisely? Mine to say the least came out jagged looking.....and Anne says Hello :hail:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, back then a very young member on TPF (who now no longer posts) explained things to me (of how to do it in Photoshop). He said

    1. Create a duplicate layer
    2. Go to "Mode" and set the mode to "Lab Color" and say "Don't Flatten" (!)
    3. Desaturate the new layer
    4. Work with "Levels" or "Curves" to enhance the new b&w version until you like it
    5. Take the rubber tool and carefully erase only that part which you want to get out in colour. The original photo, which is underneath your duplicate layer, will thus show
    (I usually erase with a tiny eraser and a big, big magnification of the image)
    7. Go into "Mode" again, put the colour back to "RGB-Mode" and say "Flatten"

    Done! :D

    Regards back to Anne :D :D :D
     
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    Thank You I shall try it
     
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    Stacey TPF Noob!

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    Thank you all for helping me! They all look really great! I appreciate all your help! And thanks for the instructions too! They'll def. help me down the road! :hail::)
     

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