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Old 05-02-2009, 11:38 AM
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Re: Colorize project

thanks for the LAB link. I too have been around so loooong but still learnin'!
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:17 PM
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Re: Colorize project

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I think LAB method is explained here.
While Ed's method looks interesting, it's not even remotely how I did it.

If you look at my screen capture you'll see I used one layer set to Color blend mode and several Alpha Channels.

All color is added using Apply Image to blend the L channel into the color channels, with Alpha channels acting as masks to restrict where the color is applied.

That's it.

Ed's method is much more involved, using clipped Hue/Sat layers, Gradient Map layers, Curves Adjustment layers, etc.

Nope, not how I did it.

I first mentioned using LAB to colorize here. I've since refined the technique, and now it's all done via channel blends.

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Old 05-02-2009, 03:35 PM
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You say 'convert to lab' but I dont know how to do that. like I said, I need baby steps. right click....blah blah. I see your screenshot, but dont know how you got there.
sorry for the ignorance.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:18 PM
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You say 'convert to lab' but I dont know how to do that. like I said, I need baby steps. right click....blah blah. I see your screenshot, but dont know how you got there.
sorry for the ignorance.
No need to apologize!

As much as I'd like to, I'm afraid I can't give you exact steps, as I don't use Paint Shop Pro.

It's entirely possible that you can't use my method in PSP.

Does PSP allow you to convert an RGB image to grayscale or CMYK? Can you convert a CMYK image to RGB? If so, converting to LAB should be in the same menu.

Then there's the question of getting the L channel into the color channels. Does PSP have a command similar to Apply Image?

I don't even know if PSP supports Blend Modes, without which you can't control how the edits are applied. I used Lighten, Darken, Overlay and Add for all the channel blending.

While it won't tell you how to change color mode in PSP, this link explains a little bit about how color channels relate to each other.

Good luck, sorry I can't be more helpful.

Michael
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:57 PM
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Oh Michael! I did some digging is this what I am supposed to have? It looks right.
I clicked the script and ran it and it automatically made all these side pics!
ha, I sound so stupid. Im not, just learnin'.
PSPX2 SCREENSHOT
I didn't want to resize as I didn't want to loose the clarity.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:36 PM
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Re: Colorize project

thanks kate and unimatrix

kate, psp doesnt do Lab. it does rgb, cmyk and hsl, i think, but no Lab.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:37 AM
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Thank you Craig, that will save me quite a bit of time. I've been doing tut searches and trying to find out with nothing to show. Thanks for saving me more time.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:39 PM
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you're welcome

if you have any version of photoshop elements, that may have Lab capability, but i wouldnt swear to it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:02 AM
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Re: Colorize project

I redid this image using a method similar to ed's rather then switching to lab mode i stayed in rgb mode. used hue saturation layers clipped to each gradient layer. I think you can get a more natural color that way... I tried using his curves settings but couldnt seem to get them to work. Anyways i came up with this.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:31 AM
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Re: Colorize project

i don't know how to attach my master peace :-(
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