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Color turns gray when Painting in color mode

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:43 AM
Pericu Pericu is offline
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Color turns gray when Painting in color mode

Hi folks,

when I Dodge&Burn and I want to correct the de-/oversaturated areas with painting in desired color on a blank layer set to neutral, it the color turns to be gray in some areas. Can somebody tell me why?
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:02 AM
edgework edgework is offline
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Re: Color turns gray when Painting in color mode

What mode is your paint layer in?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:45 AM
grossmisconduct grossmisconduct is offline
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Re: Color turns gray when Painting in color mode

Many times when something seems wrong in PS there is a simple sollution, so Ill throw out some suggestions:

Maybe you sample from "current layer" being your neutral grey layer. Just check your foreground color to see if it really has a skin tone.

Also check the blend mode on your brush.

If your layer blend mode is color, your brush mode is normal, and your forground color really is a skin tone, then id think some layer above is affecting your adjustments..
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:08 PM
redcrown redcrown is offline
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Re: Color turns gray when Painting in color mode

Check this old thread:

Pay particular attention to what Der_W says, and look at his youtube video.
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