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changing colour of dark brick to white

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:04 PM
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changing colour of dark brick to white

trying my way around this wall, would like to give a white painting instead of dark grey.

tried using selective colour on screen mode, but it gives me a really faint white layer... almost like I had coated the wall with water diluted paint, which is kinda cool but not what I am looking for.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:04 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

My rendition may be much like the one you attempted, but here is my work flow: I did a frequency separation with a 25 pixel blur on the low freq layer. I put a white layer clipped to the low freq layer and with a layer mask, painted black @ 5% over the bricks.

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Old 07-07-2011, 05:44 PM
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Smile Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

Whole procedure / PSD file: http://www.mediafire.com/?ggmtjn370xolc8a

Good luck!
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:50 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

it seems, transforming something dark to bright is the hardest thing. I will get back at it later, or come to terms with it!

thanks for the attempts
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:18 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

If the wall is painted with solid whitewash the shape will be defined by shadows cast under the individual bricks. There's no point in trying to colourise the face of the bricks: in reality all you'd see is pitting and crazing marks (local lighting conditions notwithstanding). Use Variations to lighten the image. Up the contrast of the cement as best you can and in channels click the selection icon. You won't see much of the dancing ants but the info is there. Wipe the background to white and use the selection as a mask for levels, exposure or whichever suits you to pull back the detail. You can also repeat the selection, offset it by a brick shadows distance and this will enhance the depth effect.
Here is a rough idea which took minutes, the darker bricks I would treat individually....
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:19 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

I gave it a try using the emboss filter.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

Blending Bill's with mine gives a nice effect - you can selectively restore/remove texture to suit your ambient lighting.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

You could try replacement color
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

make the reds as dark as you can, desaturate, invert and play with blending modes.
the background on my website used to be black w/ a blue cast.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:34 AM
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Re: changing colour of dark brick to white

I think that a short way to go could be replacing the entire brick wall.
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