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Old 09-13-2006, 09:25 PM
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Red face Help Again!! Change Green Pond to Pleasing Blue

Since I got such great advice on my last image, I thought I would try again!!

I shot a senior at a local park with a pond a few weekends ago and the pond is a putrid green!!! Any ideas on how this could be altered to make the pond seem more pleasing to the eye?

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Wendy
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:02 PM
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Hi there

Many ways to do this as I'm sure with other posts you will see.

I just quickly made a mask out of the green channel. Then used the selection to cut the pond to its own layer. Then a simple Hue/Saturation adjustment will allow you to change to the color of your choice.

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Old 09-13-2006, 10:17 PM
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Wendy, I just added a Hue/Saturation layer selecting the Yellow/Green range to select the water. The selection spilled over a little onto the leaves but I just painted with a black brush over those areas on the layer mask automatically created by the Hue/Sat adjustment layer. You can change the color to whatever you like just by playing with the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:28 PM
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This was pretty quick and dirty.
I used the magic wand tool to select the water (any number of ways you could accomplish this), created a layer mask on a dupe of the background layer, blurred and fine-tuned the mask and applied a hue/sat adjustment layer, then painted with black at low opacity on the layer mask of the h/s layer to simulate reflections of the foliage on the water.

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Old 09-13-2006, 10:37 PM
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Hi, I just colored it in, and reduced the opacity, which will also allow you to get the color you want.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:47 PM
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Opps I had the opacity set to high, this should look better.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:34 AM
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Green Pond

I increased the saturation, increased the contrast, and changed the green of the pond to a more blue color using a HSL adjustment layer on the green part of the spectrum.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:49 AM
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Since the natural color of the water tends to green (stagnant or slow flowing water usually is green), I did a selective color adjustment to add a little more blue to soften the "scum".
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:48 PM
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Swampy is correct (true to her name lol) and the deeper 'green' looks heaps more natural (deep ocean, backyard pools and blue-green algae infested rivers/lakes are the only bodies of water that I have ever seen that are actually 'blueish') besides, the girl is wearing blue jeans... So I basically went for a similar result as Swampy but in a different way with a selectively masked Curves Adjustment Layer. I darkened the overall green hue and did some slight tweaking to individual channel curves to make the green slightly 'cooler' and to add a little depth.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:57 PM
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I used the clone tool to put an extra eye on her forehead. That way you don't even notice the green water. It's a simple fix but it's elegant in its own way.
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