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Old 12-04-2008, 10:31 AM
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Changing colour

Hi Guys, First off I'm new to this site and I must say there's some amazing retouching on this site, so hats off to you. But here's my question. I need to change the colour of this flower to white. Changing the hue is easy but is it possible to get it nice and white so it resembles a daisy? And if so what's the best way to do it? Thanks for your time.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:11 PM
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Re: Changing colour

Hi Tom, Welcome to RetouchPRO

Have you tried "Replace Color?"
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:29 PM
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Re: Changing colour

I used channel mixer + HSL.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:30 PM
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Re: Changing colour

Thanks for the reply OLBaldy. I hadn't tryed that option but have now and got back pretty good results. I still think the shadows are a little strange and a bit of detail has been lost but overall so far so good. Any other ideas for taking it from here?
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:44 PM
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Re: Changing colour

Thanks Chillin. I'll kick myself when you say, but what is HSL?
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:40 PM
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Re: Changing colour

HSL is hue saturation and lightness
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:30 PM
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Re: Changing colour

Hi Tom and welcome to RP. First the disclaimer: I am stuck working on a laptop with a really bad LCD display so I running without accurate color and contrast.
For this type of color replacement I find that a Gradient Map Adjustment layer does the quickest and best job. For the attached image I used 245, 245, 245 for the high point and 200,200,200 for the low point. However you can chosse any values you want to quickly decide how light and dark you want the highlights and shadows in the final flower. This adjustment took about 2 mins. I did not take the time to select / mask the center but you could and fill it with a color or apply another Gradient Map layer to it, or you could just paint on the 1st Gradiant Map's layer mask to reveal the original center.
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:36 PM
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Re: Changing colour

Hi all.

This is my first post...although I have been reading/learning from this site for some time now. I must say, I love the exchange of information and ideas here. I took a crack at this one for a couple minutes. Used Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, then dropped the same adj layer onto in screen mode. Used a levels adjustment to lighten and color replacement to make the yellow center. All of this while leaving the stems untouched...(I love masks)!

Anyway, this is my shot...look forward to more posts in the future.

MS
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