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Old 05-12-2009, 11:01 AM
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Changing colour in a realistic way

Hello all,

Not much of a poster but definitely a reader of this site!

What's the best way to change the colour of the blanket?

I've attached a before and after, the shadow's not looking that great I know but the colour is harder to do!

Any tips?
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:21 PM
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Re: Changing colour in a realistic way

Looks good to me. Maybe just desaturate (and possibly lighten) the shadow somewhat.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:36 PM
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Re: Changing colour in a realistic way

That's really pretty good. Changing from a dark color to white is one of the hardest things to do. You could selectively enhance the shadows some, but what you have is pretty good too.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:06 AM
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Re: Changing colour in a realistic way

The Shadow cast on the floor, on the left edge of the towel is too heavy - and its edge needs to be softened. Light colors create lighter shadows. For reference - when using 3d software this "color and tonal bleed" has become known as Radiosity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiosity

Color and tone reflect on their surroundings, so when doing massive color changes, its not just the object itself, but also its environment that needs to change.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:36 AM
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Re: Changing colour in a realistic way

Thanks all,

I was more interested in changing the blue to white, I knew the shadow wasn't resolved, it's not too bad at the front but definitely needs work along the side.

Thanks again
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:48 AM
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Re: Changing colour in a realistic way

I think you've done a good job with this as it is. You've asked, "What's the best way to change the colour of the blanket?" but I'm curious to know what way you DID use when you did this. Maybe this is the best way. It certainly seems to be a good way.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:02 AM
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Re: Changing colour in a realistic way

I experimented the whole way, so this may not be the best way, but here's a pic showing the layer comp
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