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Old 07-11-2011, 06:14 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

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I gave it a try using the emboss filter.
very interesting approach!!! I tried and am quite happy with it!!!


may I ask you how you got to that solution?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:09 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

Hi P_fuzz,

I've been reading about frequency separation and previously about Ro's degrunge and have been thinking about uses other than beauty retouching.

A while back someone suggested using the emboss filter for sharpening very blurry photos.

I have huge brick fireplace and have been considering painting it and visualizing how it would look white.

Add all the above thoughts together... and I tried it here.

Glad it will work for you.

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

I would listen to Repairman and Bill posts.

Bill's idea of using Emboss is excellent. What we want is to throw away all the color and brightness variations on the bricks, and just have it defined by how the light hits the "bumps" of the surface. Emboss does this for us. The filter slider allows us tweak how bumpy the bricks look. Looking at the original wall, it was actually quite smooth.
Blending with what Repairman did, we can make the "deeper" bricks slightly darker.
The downside is that any shadows cast onto the wall has to be painted back in as they are removed by the emboss-filter.

We beware making the wall too bright compared to the rest of the Photo (in other words, it is probably not so bright it starts clipping... Also, we will have to adjust the white balance/color to match the light in the rest of the Photo.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:58 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

This is a wonderful thread, very helpful. I have a portrait that includes a black posing table I've been wondering how to turn white or very light gray. Will try some of these approaches.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

thanks for all the tips and suggestions...

I took the right approach and painted the actual studio wall to desired colour to avoid any headaches in future shoots... and it brightened up the atmosphere a whole deal in here!
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:41 PM
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I took the right approach and painted the actual studio wall (...)
That sure looks more realistic than any photo manipulation I'm capable of!
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:15 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

Hey Fuzz, that's cheating - good idea though!
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:30 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

LOL... Gives a new meaning to... White paint, using Soft brush in overlay mode.....
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:45 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

it was indeed a soft roller brush, small diameter and full opacity!

the mode was whatever listening to Stooges and MC5 gets you to... in my case, restlessness!


but yes, I am building up my studio... in search of the perfect natural soft daylight (idea is to get Vermeer jealous) will update a pic here once is ready!
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:20 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

quick test done today
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