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#1 rodent

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    Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:54 PM

    I have recently been playing with photoshop to learn how to edit & do cool stuff with pictures. Many of them are posted in this thread (some of the cooler ones are on page 2). Click the image to open in full size.
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    Change it to selecting the background using Select-> Inverse or shift + Ctrl + I
    Select brush tool (B)
    Change color picker to make the upper left color black
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    Change mode to color (top tool bar).
    Opacity should be 100%. Chose a large size brush, like 1153 pixels.
    Paint the background black & white
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    Removing sunburn (same technique can be used to remove other things from pictures)
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    Zoom way in (view-> zoom in or Ctlr +)
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    Clone stamp tool (S)
    Mode: normal Opacity: 25% (good for keeping skin looking natural, for removing other items opacity can be 100%)
    Click Alt button & click on section of good skin
    Paint this section over a burnt area
    You will need to click Alt onto new places every so often

    Artistic effects
    Go to Filter-> Artistic effects-> cutout
    I usually prefer 8 levels. Resize the preview box & try the different variations
    Do the same thing to choose other artistic effects. Some work better if there are no faces in the picture.
    Click the image to open in full size.

    Make the background a solid color (good for making cards)
    Folow steps just like in the example where I made the background black & white except two differences
    1. Select a color other than black (unless you want your card in black)
    2. Set mode to nomal instead of color
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    Click the image to open in full size.

    #2 rodent

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      Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:58 PM

      Here are the same instructions without pictures
      Changing background to black & white
      Use polygonal lasso tool (L) to select what you want to leave in color
      Change it to selecting the background using Select-> Inverse or shift + Ctrl + I
      Select brush tool (B)
      Change color picker to make the upper left color black
      Change mode to color (top tool bar).
      Opacity should be 100%. Chose a large size brush, like 1153 pixels.
      Paint the background black & white

      Removing sunburn (same technique can be used to remove other things from pictures)
      Zoom way in (view-> zoom in or Ctlr +)
      Clone stamp tool (S)
      Mode: normal Opacity: 25% (good for keeping skin looking natural, for removing other items opacity can be 100%)
      Click Alt button & click on section of good skin
      Paint this section over a burnt area
      You will need to click Alt onto new places every so often

      Artistic effects
      Go to Filter->Artistic effects-> cutout
      I usually prefer 8 levels. Resize the preview box & try the different variations
      Do the same thing to choose other artistic effects. Some work better if there are no faces in the picture.

      Make the background a solid color (good for making cards)
      Folow steps just like in the example where I made the background black & white except two differences
      1. Select a color other than black (unless you want your card in black)
      2. Set mode to nomal instead of color

      #3 MsShelley

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        Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:04 PM

        thanks so much, I really want to learn to do all this!

        #4 amyh

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          Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:07 PM

          these are great, thanks!

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:07 PM

            I am totally bookmarking this for whenever I get a computer that doesn't shut off and when I buy PhotoShop!

            #6 rodent

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              Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:17 PM

              Resize a picture to make a vista print postcard
              Image -> Resize-> Image size
              Unclick “constrain proportions”
              Set to 300 pixels
              Width=1677 Height= 1300
              Remember about ΒΌ inch from the edges will get cropped.
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              #7 TATrisha

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              Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:19 PM

              For those of you who are interested in purchasing photoshop I highly recommend Elements simply because it has a lot of the features and is much cheaper. Personally I bought version 6 on Ebay for $20. great deal and it works perfect!

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              #8 boscobel

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                Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:16 PM

                Trish - I am going to check that out, since $ is such an option these days.

                #9 rodent

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                  Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:04 PM

                  I love the way some of the artistic effects look, but they can also make people look weird. So for this picture I selected around us & then inverted the selection to change just the background to cutout, solarize, or fresco.

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