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How can I white wash the bricks on this buliding?

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Julius Knipl Julius Knipl is offline
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How can I white wash the bricks on this buliding?

https://www.box.com/s/ojdl3ai2mhpq3wd0cuxu

It needs to look "white washed" , painted with a semi transparent paint that has faded unevenly.

I've tried the color replacement tool but the bricks just looks gray.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: How can I white wash the bricks on this bulidi

White is just desaturation and brightness. I think you should make a folder for your adjustments with a mask limiting the adjustments to the bricks. Inside the folder put a HSL Adj layer with the saturation pulled at or near all the way down, and a curve brightening things right up, and you should be a good way there.

Got an example of the look you're striving for?

Really sloppy masking but I knocked this out in about a minute as described above. Not sure if it's what you have in mind though:
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:54 AM
Julius Knipl Julius Knipl is offline
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Re: How can I white wash the bricks on this bulidi

That's exactly the look I want . It look very natural. Kudos to you!

I don't know PS as well as I think you assume I do. Would you mind elaborating just a bit more.

Thank you for taking the time to help a stranger and a novice.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:12 PM
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Re: How can I white wash the bricks on this bulidi

You need to do a little research to learn how to do the basics: make a mask/selection, make a folder, make adjustment layers, etc.

This is what my Layer Pallet for this shot looks like. The background layer is your original shot. White wash is the folder with a mask (revealing the bricks) holding the adjustment layers. You can see the curve. The HSL adj simply has the master channel saturation slider pulled left to -80.

Making a tight, clean mask will be the challenge.

Lemme know if you have any specific questions.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:17 PM
Julius Knipl Julius Knipl is offline
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Re: How can I white wash the bricks on this bulidi

Yes I will do that
Thank you

We are not trying really fool anyone here. the mission is basically to convince a home owner to spend the money to paint the house.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:27 PM
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Re: How can I white wash the bricks on this bulidi

my pleasure. good luck.
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