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Old 05-09-2005, 07:22 PM
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Perhaps someone can lend a hand

Hey guys, perhaps someone can lend a hand, I have an old photograph (as you can see) i'm assuming that the car was black, but everthing I try to change in photoshop changes it to a blueish color (curves) or some other undesiered result... how can I make the car black?
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:04 PM
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Hi tb5821,

Welcome to RP!

Even if it's very difficult to understand which could have been the original colour of the car since the image you posted doesn't contain any other detail for comparison, by the look of it, I wouldn't think it was black at all (it would have been much, much darker).... grey, maybe?

You could post a cropped part of the car and background only if you can't post the whole image ....
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:37 PM
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here is the whole image
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:49 PM
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BlackCar

I think Flora's right, it looks too light to be black. Was it a black and white photo that you scanned? Obviously not, now that I can see your second post.

I don't know if my attempt is black enough for you, but what I did was change it's mode from RGB to cmyk mode. Then created a Curves adjustment layer. I then max out the black channel curve. It's a bit crude, but it kind of looks black.
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:54 PM
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It might ave been black. The duco needed a good polish by the look of it.
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:18 AM
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Hi, converted your pic to RGB. Then added New Layer set to Overlay mode, painted car using black brush. (I've done a fairly crude job, take a bit of time and you'll get better results).

Finally, selected colour layer by Ctrl + Clicking on it, then made background active, then desaturated car area.

I agree with the others, I don't think the car was black, but if you want to make it so, then this is a possible way to do it.
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Old 05-10-2005, 05:23 AM
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Hi everybody,

I had a go at this picture...
Even after 'playing' with Curves and Levels to correct tone and contrast , I still think that the car wasn't originally black ....

I also used a few Levels Adjustment Layers to selectively improve the colours and to darken the car until it looked black.

deadants, Gary,

great job!
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Old 05-10-2005, 05:36 AM
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I like yours too Flora, and unlike me you remembered the tyres.
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:08 AM
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Hi everybody,

I had a go at this picture...
Even after 'playing' with Curves and Levels to correct tone and contrast , I still think that the car wasn't originally black ....

I also used a few Levels Adjustment Layers to selectively improve the colours and to darken the car until it looked black.

deadants, Gary,

great job!
Thanks guys, Flora I think yours looks the best, i'm just looking to bring back some of the color into the pic, could you explain just a bit more what you did to achieve that look on the car, evertime I tried an adjustment layer, the color wouldn't come out right...

I also would like to add some green into the grass, if it doesnt look out of place....its one of those things that you have to see to know if it will look good
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:38 PM
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Thanks guys, Flora I think yours looks the best, i'm just looking to bring back some of the color into the pic, could you explain just a bit more what you did to achieve that look on the car, evertime I tried an adjustment layer, the color wouldn't come out right...

I also would like to add some green into the grass, if it doesnt look out of place....its one of those things that you have to see to know if it will look good
Anyone have any tips reguarding the above
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