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Old 10-29-2010, 12:13 PM
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Blend in Background

I have just started a new colorization and changed the background on this image. I need to let the dark blue background show through the veils. How could I best achieve this?

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Old 10-29-2010, 01:02 PM
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Re: Blend in Background

One way might be:
1 Duplicate the background layer EDIT: Simpler to just add a new layer !
2 Using brush tool sample blue colour and simply paint over area of veil that background should show through.
3 Reduce the opacity of the layer until desired result achieved.

Could be refined using masks and clipping curves layer if required.

I am sure your painting will follow the contours better than mine

Hope this of some help

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Old 10-29-2010, 03:28 PM
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Re: Blend in Background

That looks interesting. Thanks Tony
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:42 PM
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Re: Blend in Background

Don't think I've ever seen such an unhappy bride in a wedding portrait.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:50 PM
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Re: Blend in Background

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Don't think I've ever seen such an unhappy bride in a wedding portrait.
I have to agree with you there !
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:59 AM
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Re: Blend in Background

There seems to have been a lot of out-of-marriage children involved...I figure she's about to think "this guy's not the best but it's the only one that can cope with these restless children"...:-)
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: Blend in Background

Tony's way is great, fast, simple and very effective when the background is one colour only ... but, let's say you have a gradation of different colours behind your veil (see Attachment 1) ... painting every single bit with a different colour can become tricky and very tiring ... So, if you want transparency that stays transparent against any background you'll have to create a mask.

Black = Cover/Hide All
White = Show All
Grey = transparency ... the darker grey is the mask the more transparent will be the part masked.

Attachment 2) practically no grey areas = practically no transparency.
Attachment 3) medium grey areas = nice transparency
Attachment 4) very dark grey areas (nearly black) = very high transparency

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Old 10-30-2010, 10:58 AM
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Re: Blend in Background

Excellent mini tutorial Flora and a much more elegant way of getting the job done

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:13 PM
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Thank you for your feedback Tony!

... and thank you for your tip ... it will surely be useful!
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Superb, thank you Flora
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