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Old 09-26-2005, 02:08 AM
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Lazin' in the grass it's a gas

Originally Posted by tsavoie
What's the best way to correct the color of the grass to match the rest?
Greetings tsavoie,
The simplest way is to grab the Paint Brush and use alt/opt+click (Eyedropper Tool) to color sample some green grass behind your daughter. Now go to the Options Bar at the top and change the brush's Mode to Color and set it's Opacity to about 10-20%. Then just start painting over the brown grass. What will happen is the color will change to green without affecting the grass "structure."
You can then use the Burn Tool (@ low opacity) to deepen some of the areas that are too light.
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:47 AM
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Using Color Match

Another Way is to use photoshop's Adjustments/Match Color

You open the file. Then make a selection of the foreground brown grass and copy that to a new layer. I named that layer foreground grass layer.

Next make a selection of the grass in the background that has the proper color. Feather the selection about 10 pixels.

Select the Foreground Grass Layer in the layers palette.

Select the Image Match Color Command.
The Source is the Grassy Color Image. The source layer is the background layer.
Use Selection in source to calculate the colors.
Ignore Selection when applying the adjustment.

Since the foreground grass layer was selected in the layers palette the match color adjustment is applied there.

I've enclosed a screen dump of the Match Color Settings.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:23 PM
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Wow - what a response. Seems like Nancy has it.

I can't believe the response to this post in 1 day! Thank you everyone for your suggestions and work on this picture. I'm trying to learn PS7 but it's certainly formidable. I was trying to match the color of the square with the rest of the surrounding grass. I guess I wasn't too clear on that point. It looks like the post from Nancy is exactly what I was looking for. All have provided options to consider.

Nanlcy I will see if I can duplicate your suggestion. I must admit though I might be back to ask for further help. Again, thanks all. I've enjoyed reading many of the posts already and look forward to more and hopefully contributing as you have in the future.
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