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    Hi,

    I've taken a photo of a mother holding a child with the mother's back facing the camera. The mother was wearing something similar to a lace/net material top (in brown) and the picture shows part of her bra strap in white. I wish to replace the white color (underneath the lace/net top).

    How should I acheive this in PS? I've tried the Replace Color function which allow me to select the White color bit beneath her top.... but I don't know to replace the selection areas with the color I want color of her skin).

    Can any one please advise me te steps to acheive this via PS?
    Many thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Anon,

    Could you post a sample for us to work with?

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    • #3
      PS color replacement how to question.

      I don't know how my last thread was closed, so I am reposting this again in hope that I can find some help.
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      Hi,

      I've taken a photo of a mother holding a child with the mother's back facing the camera. The mother was wearing something similar to a lace/net material top (in brown) and the picture shows part of her bra strap in white. I wish to replace the white color (underneath the lace/net top).

      How should I acheive this in PS? I've tried the Replace Color function which allow me to select the White color bit beneath her top.... but I don't know to replace the selection areas with the color I want color of her skin).

      Can any one please advise me te steps to acheive this via PS?
      Many thanks in advance.


      here is an example of the image I was referring to:
      http://home.iprimus.com.au/david_d/2408-web.jpgPhoto sample
      Last edited by anon_uno; 10-27-2003, 10:01 PM.

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      • #4
        I don't know why the thread was closed. I'll assume it was as accident. I merged the two threads.

        This was an interesting situation. I ended up copying a section of lace where the skin was darker (see the marquee outline, that wouldn't normally still be there, but i recreated it so you could see where I got the sample), duping it twice and aligning them so I had one long sample. (layer 1)

        Then I positioned it in place, masked it off, then added a gradient grouped layer set to luminosity to give it a more realistic transition. (layer 2)
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        • #5
          Doug,

          Thanks very much for the explaination on how you got there. It's something that didn't cross my mind..... I was always imaging that it would be along the line of selecting the white color, than replace the color with the color of the skin.

          I will give this one a try. Thanks again.

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          • #6
            I tried a different tack - used various iterations of Select -> Color Range plus some manual editing to end up with a selection of the bra strap, then used that to generate a layer mask for an empty layer. Then painted on the empty layer with lots of sampling of the skin color with a soft brush at low opacity, building up the effect.

            Then went back to the original layer, did a Select -> Color Range on the brown lace, copied just the lace into a new layer and put that on top of the painted layer I'd been working on to reinforce the structure of the lace.
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            • #7
              By the way, anon, I forgot to mention what a great picture this is! I love the tonality on the baby.
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              • #8
                Doug,

                Thanks. Trying to have this fixed so I can get a hardcopy for the mother.

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