Tonight’s Photoshop ‘projects’.

Photoshop lesson didn’t get off to a great start today. The tutor spent a while telling us how great the “Extract Filter” feature was for making selections – and then, when he went to demonstrate it, discovered it wasn’t in Photoshop CS5.  (I looked it up online – apparently it was dropped when CS4 came out. Well, I have CS3 here at home, so maybe I’ll have a play from his notes.)

So we skipped a whole part of his planned lesson and went on to some selective colouring exercises.

Original:

Result:

Original:

 

Result:

Why two examples? Because they were done using very different techniques. The car was selected, copied, pasted into a new layer, and then the background image desaturated. For the duck the whole image was duplicated, the top layer desturated, and then a layer mask applied and painted out to reveal the coloured duck underneath. I didn’t really understand why you’d do it like that – seemed far more fiddly to me. But others found it more logical. It takes all sorts, I guess.

And then we played with some text effects. And then came home.

 

 

 

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