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Old 11-16-2007, 11:45 AM
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Re: Ok.. here is an unretouched shot of mine

Here is my go at it
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:39 AM
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Here's my play.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:14 AM
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:04 PM
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Re: Ok.. here is an unretouched shot of mine

Didn't anybody else see green/cyan?

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Old 11-18-2007, 10:25 PM
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Re: Ok.. here is an untouched shot of mine

Jimmy can you give an example on how you selected the midtones? Did you use magic wand with the shift key? How was lucas art able to work with just the parts you selected?
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:10 AM
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Jimmy can you give an example on how you selected the midtones? Did you use magic wand with the shift key? How was lucas art able to work with just the parts you selected?
One way is to do Select -> Color Range....check the Midtones box.

For even better control.. create a B/W duplicate (duplicate layer and then Desaturate) ... pick a neutral grey as forground color... then do Select -> Color Range and drag the slider to determine the amount of midtones you want as selection. Throw away the B/W copy and then apply the filter of your choice on the original layer. In the same way you can select amounts of highlights (use white as forground color) and shadows (use black as forground) for other nice tricks.

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:39 AM
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One way is to do Select -> Color Range....check the Midtones box.

For even better control.. create a B/W duplicate (duplicate layer and then Desaturate) ... pick a neutral grey as forground color... then do Select -> Color Range and drag the slider to determine the amount of midtones you want as selection. Throw away the B/W copy and then apply the filter of your choice on the original layer. In the same way you can select amounts of highlights (use white as forground color) and shadows (use black as forground) for other nice tricks.

Jimmy
Another way:

Gradient Map Adjustment Layer
Edit Gradient: Black at each end, white in the middle.
Adjust sliders to focus on the desired range.
Select All.
Copy merged.
Paste into an alpha channel.

(Don't forget to kill the gradient map layer).
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:34 PM
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I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to paste into an Alpha channel and also find where it is at. Can you post the steps?
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:11 PM
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Re: Ok.. here is an unretouched shot of mine

I'm having similar issues, but to answer scottyb's question Go to channels palette, click create new channel and paste.


But I want to know: When I paste to a new Alpha, then I load the Alpha as a selection, go back to the original layer, and the Lucis Art, it doesn't seem to honor the selection, and does a global processing instead.

So I tried loading selection as a new layer, and then ran Lucis Art, but the deselected areas come out as plain white instead of transparency. What am I missing?
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:24 AM
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I'm having similar issues, but to answer scottyb's question Go to channels palette, click create new channel and paste.


But I want to know: When I paste to a new Alpha, then I load the Alpha as a selection, go back to the original layer, and the Lucis Art, it doesn't seem to honor the selection, and does a global processing instead.

So I tried loading selection as a new layer, and then ran Lucis Art, but the deselected areas come out as plain white instead of transparency. What am I missing?
That's correct. You have to mask things out, using a Layer mask based on a specific tonal range. Apply the filter, load the Alpha selection, add a layer mask. Also try to blur the mask a bit for smoother transitions.
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