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Old 06-19-2009, 08:58 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

Learn how to mask something out. Then you can change everything seperately.

Quickmask, pen tool, extraction tool, channel masking, drawing with a brush, etc.

Whichever way works for you.

If you can't mask stuff out, then you'll never be able to do local adjustments, which is a HUGE thing.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:07 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

What would you say is the best masking technique?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:21 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

whichever works the best for that particular image. Try them all, see which one you like.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:37 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

Ive tried channel masking pen tool and quick mask they are all very time consuming though channel mask isn't but the lines are always really bad.

Also what if the image has the focus on the face but the hair is all blurry how would i alter the colour of the background then?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:44 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

Learn all the techniques and then you'll know then answer to that question.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:48 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

novella,
I freehand the majority of my masks, and I'll use automasking techiques to get hair as close as possible. If you're using a mouse, it might be more difficult to do this. Wacom tablet is the way to go. I only use the pen tool if I'm masking a car or products...less 'organic' shapes. I'm a big proponent of masking, but I've also been doing this work professionally for almost nine years, so it's second nature to me, but that's only from constant repetition. You pretty much have to practice to get comfortable with it. It does take a long time at first, but the more you practice it, the easier and less time consuming it gets, and wow does it ever open up the doors to just about anything you'd ever want to do on an image!
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:36 PM
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Re: background colour shift?

That's old and I'm embarrassed now... :$

anyway... that was painted in. Badly because u can see the banding on it ... I didn't know the difference between 8 and 16 bit then

The right way of doing it is masking, if u can't mask right then LEARN because masking is a BASIC in retouching.

good luck
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: background colour shift?

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That's old and I'm embarrassed now... :$

anyway... that was painted in. Badly because u can see the banding on it ... I didn't know the difference between 8 and 16 bit then

The right way of doing it is masking, if u can't mask right then LEARN because masking is a BASIC in retouching.

good luck
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Embarassed :O I cant even do that yet!

Okay i'm going to learn but there are no good tutorials on it I am so confused of how to do a good mask.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/natalia...el/2342977795/
how on earth did you change background colour here?

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:02 AM
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Re: background colour shift?

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Embarassed :O I cant even do that yet!

Okay i'm going to learn but there are no good tutorials on it I am so confused of how to do a good mask.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/natalia...el/2342977795/
how on earth did you change background colour here?
As Nikolas said before, there's no shift there, when u lighten the image (Light - contrast-curves, what not) the bg also changes. The original image is the raw and I altered the raw to make it less warm. There's the tone shift.

g'luck

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