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Old 02-21-2008, 02:13 AM
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Hi Guys,

I want to paint a blouse collar pure white but when I used the white colour swatch on 100% opacity, I ended up with the collar looking dark grey, please can someone tell me how I can get the blouse colour to be pure white? Do I also have to modify my colour swatch?

any reply would be much appreciated.

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Re: Painting using the white colour swatch pls hel

Helen in photoshop, you hit the D key to get the default color of Black over white, then the x key to set the foreground color to white. Thats pure 255/255/255 white.
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Helen in photoshop, you hit the D key to get the default color of Black over white, then the x key to set the foreground color to white. Thats pure 255/255/255 white.
Hi Phil,

Thanks very much for your reply much appreciated, I haven't had to paint pure white until now, besides my photoshop cs2 is playing up a bit. I will let you know how i get on.

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Hi Phil,

Thanks very much for your reply much appreciated, I haven't had to paint pure white until now, besides my photoshop cs2 is playing up a bit. I will let you know how i get on.

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White material will not be white, unless you want it to look like you spilled a bottle of white out on the picture. If you want to retain the detail, that means shadows which, at the very least means varying shades of grey, and if you are matching color to an image you will want to account for natural casts.

A gradient map adjustment layer will do what you want.
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