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  • Tutorial: Virtual Painter + PS Calculations

    Photoshop 7 notes are great. You can attach the note to the image and document every step you took to get to the finished image.

    1. Virtual Painter's color pencil filter - save
    2. Image-Adjust-Calculations 0% green (use the channel that looks best) channel - save as new document
    3. select all new document and copy
    4. paste onto color pencil and fade to 55% (this will vary with each image) - flatten and save

    The color pencil really saturates the colors. This technique will mute the colors depending on how much you fade the black and white copy.

    Lynda
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    This is a very unique method, Lynda. I've not seen calculations used to create a new image (less the green channel) and then paste the results back into the original image.

    Clarifications:
    1. When you do the paste, do you do it (literally) in the Colored Pencil layer (and the Fade tones it down, re-revealing the CP image) or is another layer created on top of the CP layer?

    2. Would you share your thoughts/criteria for deciding which channel(s) stay/go when using calculations?

    Also, if you could post a "before" image for comparison purposes, that would give us an opportunity to further appreciate the results!

    Thanks...

    Danny

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    • #3
      Danny this is the original image.
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      • #4
        This is the VP color pencil.

        I paste the black and white image on top of the color and use the slider in layers to change the opacity to allow the color to come through.

        I sometimes use Calculations to change color to black & white. I choose the channel with the least noise. It is usually the green, but it depends on the image.

        I hope this answers your questions. If not I will be happy to try again.

        Lynda
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