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Old 03-29-2005, 05:12 AM
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Want Photoshop color changing instructions

Ok, I do know how to do a basic color change but that results in one shade all over.

When looking at a painted car you see lighter and darker shades of the same color depending on how the light hits it. When making a color change in Photoshop I want to achieve that same effect meaning that my result must have the same shadings as the original but in a different color.

Is there a quick and easy way to do this in Photoshop 6 or do I need a different package? To be honest I don't want to have to make hundreds of small color changes.

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Old 03-29-2005, 12:44 PM
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if no one else answers, i'll get you some instructions tonight with screenshots
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:07 AM
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Cool That will be much appreciated!
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:44 PM
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ok, i don't have photoshop 6, but this should be pretty much the same

first, open your picture in photoshop

next use the lasso tool to make a big loop around your car, try and form it around as much of your car as possible



next, hold down the Alt key, and you can lasso around the other parts of the car that aren't going to be affected by the color change like the lights and windows



then you're going to edit in quick mask mode, i think you can hit q or find it somewhere in the toolbar



here comes the tedious part, you have to select your brush and it'll color in the rest of the spots with that redish color, until you only see the parts that are going to be affected by the color change




then you exit the quick mask by hitting q again.



then you click, layer - new - layer via copy, this copies what you selected with the quick mask and makes it a new layer



then do image - adjustments - desaturate, this willl turn your car black and white.



now comes the fun part go to image - adjustments - color balance, then you just play with the levels to get it the right color, click ok, then you have your newly colored car

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if you or anyone else wants normal sized pictures of that, let me know

or if you're having problems with any of the steps, i'll try my best to elaborate
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Old 04-04-2005, 06:58 AM
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THANKS ERIMAR SO MUCH! Got Photoshop from a friend of mine but had no idea how to use it.





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Old 04-04-2005, 12:33 PM
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no problem
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lol.... heres an easy way I do it with PS6...
simpley set the brush to color

then pick what color you want!

last, simple left click and VWULA color changed!

this method only works on white and other light colors
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that is a very good tip...could this be a sticky of some sort--
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:10 AM
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it would be a good sticky, also you could check out www.photoshopchop.com
they have a BUNCH of tutorials, they like the tuners there, but the information is very solid
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http://www.photoshopjunkie.com/tutor...lor1/index.htm

-this is a good method as well. try to stay away from 'desaturating' the paint.
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I think it depends on the car. It is easier to make a "flat" paint job look glossy and vice versa, if you desaturate. Also I find that you can match colors more closely if you desaturate, than using the color sliders...
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