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Old 02-12-2006, 08:05 AM
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Special case for hacks (cheats) like me Flora.

A side effect of the Colors to Alpha filter. Duplicate and then run colors to Alpha on top layer. Then duplicate the top layer several times until the background is black. Then copy the original layer on top and set to Saturation and adjust opacity down to a little. Do some additional black painting and your done. Really not a masking technique, but black, as you already eluded to, is a special case. Now call me the master of Chiaroscuro.
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:35 PM
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I was actually wrong about something.

I make mistakes too (but most of the time I'm perfect ). I thought that the forground color was picked when using this filter. The default color for Color to Alpha is FFFFFFh (white) and must be manually changed. So I did all the above using the white to alpha. Sorry for the mistake. The results speak for themselves anyway.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:59 PM
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Hi lkroll,

sorry for getting back so late, but I've been very busy (and I'll be for the next two weeks ...)

Now call me the master of Chiaroscuro.
... couldn't agree more ... !!!!

(but most of the time I'm perfect ).
.... You can't imagine how familiar this sounds ..... been living most of my life with someone just like that .... (...that's what he says... )
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