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Old 02-25-2007, 07:43 PM
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PhotoShop Elements 5.0 Noob Needs Help w/ Simple Color Change Question!

I have a photo (jpg) where I want to change the Reds (just the Reds) to White (a clean bright white).

I tried PhotoShop LightRoom with bad results. I never used Elements 5.0...it's still in the box...but I understand it may be more powerful than Lightroom with regard to color manipulation.

Can I do this with Elements 5.0 and how?

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Old 02-26-2007, 04:51 PM
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Re: PhotoShop Elements 5.0 Noob Needs Help w/ Simple Color Change Question!

maybe upload the picture here or a portion of th epicture so we can viualize <nd try it our selves...better that way!
and maybe people who have read your post wil anjswer it by solutions...

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Old 02-26-2007, 05:24 PM
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Re: PhotoShop Elements 5.0 Noob Needs Help w/ Simple Color Change Question!

Great! Here it is. Need the reds on the boat converted to whites. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:35 PM
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Re: PhotoShop Elements 5.0 Noob Needs Help w/ Simple Color Change Question!

This isn't very good because I didn't get rid of all the jpeg artifacts etc in the image but the general idea is there. Here are the steps that I took to get there.

Edit>Convert to Profile and change to LAB

Pick a point on the boat that best represents what you think should be white and mark it with a fixed point that you can get from below the eyedropper on the toolbar.

Create a curves adjustment layer.

Bring the highlight endpoint in the L curve inward until the value for the L channel in the info palette for the point you marked is at about 95.

Go to the A and B curves and bring the endpoints up and down to create a straight horizontal line at the 50 point in the curve.

Everything should be black and white at this point.

Bring up the Blending Options dialog box for the curve layer.

Go down to the Blend If Command and, using the underlying layer slider, bring the green slider inward in the A channel and the blue slider inward in the B slider.

Finally, using the layer mask on the curve layer, paint with black over everything that was red that you didn't want to change. The jackets and the boats on the top layer of pictures.

You can mess around with it a little to your liking.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:45 AM
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very nice covertion to white there...rpr: once you send out the picture people get inspired to try...creativity at it's best...


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Old 02-27-2007, 03:26 PM
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Re: PhotoShop Elements 5.0 Noob Needs Help w/ Simple Color Change Question!

Wow...nice job! I will try your method with the original. Boat is on order but I couldn't find pics anywhere with my color scheme.

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