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Old 03-20-2009, 01:05 PM
tmarie tmarie is offline
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turn plaid into a solid color?

is there any way to do this? i'm trying to turn a plaid scarf into a solid color. ugh!
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: turn plaid into a solid color?

use a solid color fill and then dodge&burn the shadows and hl's as a starting point
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:59 PM
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Re: turn plaid into a solid color?

tmarie, welcome to RetouchPRO


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Old 03-22-2009, 07:57 PM
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Re: turn plaid into a solid color?

I would go with pixelzombie's method. It certainly would be quick. The only hard part is adding back the shadows. It may be possible to grasp them from the old scarf; examine the image under LAB color mode. Examine the lightness channel and experiment with increasing contrast to build a luminosity mask that can be used to underlay the color fill layer for building shadows.
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