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Old 03-27-2013, 07:17 AM
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Smile color a black and white

take any color image duplicate it and switch the
copy to lab mode and use the L channel
to color back the same colors but
it doesn't work. yes I switch the l channel
back to rgb mode

I know to add a new layer in color
mode and paint in this layer but the
colors become to bright or off in
some way.

I know u need to adjust either the black
and white photo or use a hue/sat or selective
color adjustment but to get exact seems

I know color tones r continuous but can
u paint back the same colors the original
had before u desaturated it???

thank u
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:37 PM
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Re: color a black and white

Hi nazca13, if all you want to do is add back color after you have desaturated it you can use the history brush. "Y"
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