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Old 02-02-2008, 03:06 PM
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How can i change the color of the boot to black

Here is a test i did.

I was thinking on changing the color of the boot's to black, and i have a hard time keeping it real.

I have included the before and after of where i'm at the moment. (Sorry i had to erase her face, but i still need a model release from this shoot)

I still need to work on the legs, the shadow of the boot's, some liquify and the color of those boot's!!!

I realy don't like the color, any idea's ?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:44 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

Here's a quick effort from me, using a gradient map AL on a duped layer and masking out whats not needed.
Masking here not perfect, hope it helps.

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Old 02-02-2008, 03:52 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

Here is a quick try using a mixture of hue/sat, channel mixer, brightness/contrast and solid black on a soft light layer. Masking is a bit iffy though, sorry.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:09 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

You can also just duplicate the layer and invert it, do a levels adj to adjust the level of black that you want, add a layer mask(Hide All - black) and paint over the boot with a white brush.
Regards, Murray
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:02 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

filter>artistic>Plastic wrap.. faded with hard light selected.. then curves some
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:02 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

So far i think Macmonkey as the better result.

Good sugestion for the soft light layer, here is my new take on it.

It still look's off!
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:12 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

are they supposed to match the skirt?...they now have a suede look instead of looking like leather...
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:21 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

Ok here's a bit more in the H/L's. if we are to make them look leather, then this is going to take a little more work.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:22 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

No there not supposed to match the skirt. any ideas to keep it more real....like leather!
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:50 PM
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Re: How can i change the color of the boot to blac

To make these look leather we need to enhance the H/L's but at the same time maintain some kind of softness to them. Here is my rough example, as you can see you will have to spend a bit more time than I did .

50% grey layer set on soft light, manually brushed in H/L's
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