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Old 12-31-2005, 02:11 AM
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Thank you so much, Ken!!

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I’ve tried that tutorial several times and keep getting lost with which layer I should be painting on.
...my problem exactly at the beginning .... so much so, that I'd decided that colouring wasn't really for me ....

I'm attaching the colouring part of my Layers' Palette, the individual colouring Layers' Masks and the immediate result after the colouring procedure.

After creating the three colouring Layers according to the Tutorial instructions, (I actually wrote an action for it .... interested?), I usually start on the red Layer and using a white, soft Brush (Opacity 10-20%), I start 'reddening' the strategic points .... skin in general and cheeks, around face, etc. in particular ....


ALL THE BEST for 2006!!!!
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:34 AM
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Very nice Flora!
(have you changed your mind about coloring since getting a handle on this method?)
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:44 PM
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I had a posted a B&W before...
Here is my color interpretation..

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Hello everyone. I'm new and would like your help with this
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:24 PM
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Flora.

Thank you for posting Your coloured layers.
I think you have to be very methodical to use this method

To get blue you have to paint with black on the gold layer.
To get green? Not a clue
Correcting mistakes is even worse
Hmmm? No wonder I found it very confusing.

But I will keep at it and maybe I’ll start to make some sense of it.
The good news is that I can only get better

I think an action to set up the layers is a great idea. So if you would be kind enough to share it then I would be most grateful.

I found another method of colouring. Klattu posted a really good picture here
http://photoshoptechniques.com/forum...956#post101956

I tried this method several times but I found this even more hit and miss, Which is a shame because in theory this should work really well.


Happy New Year. Have a great 2006 - Un nuovo anno molto felice



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Old 12-31-2005, 03:47 PM
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Flora well done again, that is superb!!!
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:29 PM
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Don't limit yourself on layers

I think the red/blue/gold combo is mostly useful for caucasian skin coloring, but I see no reason to limit yourself to those three colors when coloring other things. If you want some green, then just add another masked layer that's green and add it directly.

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Old 01-01-2006, 06:25 PM
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Hi everybody,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Vikki,

thank you so much for your kindness!!
When I start colorizing, I like it very much ... but, usually, I try to 'sneak out' of it .... I'm still convinced that it's not really 'my cup of tea', still, I enjoy doing it now and again .... but I'm always very happy when you appear at a colouring help request ...

Frank,

Nice colours! .... Maybe you could try to add some warmth to the skin tone and cover all the grey ...(Gosh, I sound like an adverstisement for hair colour... )

Ken,

I like what you have done so far ...

This colorizing method is very confusing .... I often get it wrong, but what I really like about it is the fact that, with three Layers only, you get a wide range of colours, you can change strength/shade, you can add different shades to an already coloured area etc.

Adjusting your brush' opacity,
to get 'Green' paint dark/black on red and light/white on yellow until the combination of blue and increased yellow produces 'green' .

To correct

*I change my brush' opacity to 100%
*make sure I'm working on the mask and not the layer (this is my problem when I continuosly change working Layers during this procedure )
*select the 'offending' Layer/s
*either sample from a 'good' colour spot for correction
*or from a yet 'untouched' area to start anew..
*paint over the 'mistake'.

Thanks for the link! .... I'll try that.

I'm attaching my colorizing Layers Action .... I can't remember with which PS version I wrote it .... I just hope it's compatible....

P.S. Grazie degli auguri e ricambio di cuore!

Ella,

Thank you so much for your kindness ... and for your great tip about the smile ... I just love it!!!

Bart,

I absolutely agree about not limiting oneself ...that's why if the three colours combination doesn't give me what I like, I just add an empty Layer set to Color and simply paint the colour I want on it!!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:42 PM
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Flora.

Thank you for the Colourizing Action. It makes it much quicker to set up. Very useful.
I’m still having trouble with getting the colours but I suppose it will come easier.

I have done a little table of colours. It’s probably no use to anyone but me. But I have attached it anyway.

It is in spreadsheet format. I have had to zip it to attach it.


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Old 01-02-2006, 02:38 PM
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Hi Ken,

I'm so glad you could use my action!!!

Thanks for your 'Colour Chart' .... I found it quite interesting!

What you could try is 'pumping up' the saturation of the 'colour Layers' so that by using a black to white gradation brush you can get a wider variety of shades and strength.

I'm going to try it and post my results ....
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:33 AM
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Thanks!

Hello everyone. Thank you very much for all of your great ideas and help with the portrait I was having trouble with! I really appreciate it! I'm looking forward to learning more about PS and working with images through you and this site. And have a great New Year! Nature1 Bob
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