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  1. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    well ive been messin around in photoshop lately. let me know what you think. feel free to post your own stuff aswell
    this is my first one ever. so thats why its so bad






     

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  2. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Those are pretty cool man, one suggestion is that when you do a desaturation, and leave 1 part color...Try to keep it to only one element of the photo that way it really stands out. And while we are postingblack and white pics of our girlies...here u are...

     
  3. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Actually i would try and make the grass stand out in this one, make you guys look black and white then adjust the saturation and contrast on the grass to make it really stick out...

     
  4. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    nice, guys.
    I am wondering how yall got those results...did you duplicate the layer & de-saturate 1 & mask the colored layer? are yall using 1 layer & just select the different portions to de-saturate?
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I'm not a big fan of the B&W/color effect - about the only time I find it really effective or compelling is when one tiny piece is left color, and usually something that's not obvious. A piece of jewelery, for instance, or someone's eyes (as long as the eyes aren't taking up a significant portion of the image).

    There was a really great one of a cat's face with the eyes still green, and it was very compelling because the cat was gray to start with, and the person slightly desaturated the eyes so you couldn't immediately tell that the image was really B&W with the one color element.

    It can be a neat effect, though, and I like the composure of that second picture a lot.
     
  6. Downhiller

    Downhiller Turbo Monkey

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    nice work lovebunny...

    how are doing after crash etc. ?
     
  7. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I don't use it to much.

     
  8. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I don't do much with photochop except resize and make silly pix...



     
  9. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    yeah how do you get that effect? the black and whiote with a lil color stuff that ya got going on there?
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Well, I don't know specifically how he's doing it (there are many ways), but the way I'd do it is:

    - Duplicate your layer
    - Convert the new layer to B&W using your method of choice (there's many ways to do it, and they all give you much different effects)
    - Erase from the layer anything you want in color - as you erase, you'll see the color show through from the bottom layer.

    You can manipulate each layer independantly, then - modify the color layer as it fits best, and the B&W layer to give the best effect.

    It's pretty simple, and you can set your eraser tool to have a strong anti-alias effect if you want fuzzy edges which can look good depending on your image.

    You can also use the history brush to give you the same effect but you won't have the option of manipulating each layer seperately after the fact.
     
  11. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    hmmm i am gonna have to try this. just learning to use my 7.0 its unreal the amount of crap you can do. i'll post one of mine......

    i took this photo by leaving my shutter open for 15 seconds. it was taken around 10 at night while camping. the red trees are actually that color because of the fire that was a hundred feet away.

    i just did the standard color adjustments and whatnot and added a little grain and some twist to it. in the original all the trees are straight as arrows.

     
  12. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I use that layers trick for a lot of things:

    - Tweaking colors/touching up specific parts of the image (e.g. saturating a sunset without turning the people funny colors, or applying heavy noise reduction to a sky without destroying detail in the subject)

    - Simulating DoF effects since they're tough to create without an SLR

    Layers are a really powerful tool in PS.

    That's a great effect you created with those trees.
     
  13. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    that's a cool photo, steve. i would advise against oversaturation, however. looks funny, especially on that green car in the left in the highlights. also, unless you're going for the effect specifically, try to maintain detail in the shadows and in the highlights. losing shadow detail, as in the grille of the center car, can make things look murky.

    my contribution to the thread as a photo snapper who uses photoshop mainly for color correction and sharpening (as the last step!):

     
  14. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Heres some of my stuff:

    AMBP idea- I drew the person/bike by hand, then corrected it and did the other parts in photochop.


    another AMBP logo idea

    2 diamonds I made- first, drew structure in paint, then everything else in photochop. These were for a drawing contest between me and dwaugh (in another thread).





    This from another sontest dwaugh and i did: me doing a no footer at whistler
    original

    stained glass
     
  15. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    This one I just made b/w and resized.



    I really need to read the PS manual and the manual to my camera.
     
  16. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    i think the black and white with a bit of color can be pretty powerful...
     
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    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    wooooo, photoshop!!!!
     
  18. irishMonkey

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    I saw a photoshop magazine at a newstand yesterday. I got it; it has some really cool stuf in it- 10$....
     
  19. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    may i make a suggestion? i would not saturate your colors so much. it causes lots of color blending and bleeding and generally takes out a lot of the detail. just a suggestion though.
     
  20. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    this one isnt that great, but i had to change the duplicate layer with threshhold adjustment instead of b&w. it wont let me change the duplicate layer to b&w... something about flattening/merging. any advice?
     
  21. irishMonkey

    irishMonkey Chimp

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    [mtnbrider]

    I think that's happened to me before. Its annoying. I can't remember what I did though.
     
  22. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    not too bad for a first try i dont think
     
  23. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    How does one gray out all but one piuece of an image?
     
  24. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    magic wand tool
     
  25. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    here ya go rob.
     
  26. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    last years xmas card

     
  27. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    heres one i did that came out kinda neat

     
  28. irishMonkey

    irishMonkey Chimp

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    Nice!! That window is crazy.
     
  29. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    How does one get the magic wand to select most of what you want to keep as colour (or change to grayscale)? It seems like you have to use a dozen + layers to get the effect you want.
     
  30. irishMonkey

    irishMonkey Chimp

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    In the bar above, there is tollerance. You adjust that and it changes the size of the selection of the magic wand.
     
  31. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Ok, my first attempt...

     
  32. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Second try.

     
  33. irishMonkey

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    Thats cool!!
     
  34. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    If you use a mask you can easily correct it when you "erase" too much. just hit the quick mask button on your top layer & paint your mask black where you want the bottom image to come though. if you expose too much just paint white over it & start again. This is much more powerful than using the eraser. You can also add B&W gradients to the mask layer to give you blending between the 2 layers.
     
  35. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    nice.

    check out good-tutorials.com lots of good tuts on pretty much everything you have wanted to do with PS. I learned of bunch by just doing these all day @ work.
     
  36. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Neato i got some stuff i've tweaked but most of my photochop work is subtle edit stuff. When i get my computer back up and running properly i'll see if i can post some stuff i've done.
     
  37. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    so how do you change only one layer to grayscale? it tells me you either have to merge them or flatten them. is there any other way to change it to black and white?
     
  38. dG video

    dG video I blew a mod to get this title

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    Does anyone on a mac want to send me a mac version of PS?

    Dam
     
  39. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    chances are that if you're this cheap you have no business using photoshop anyway.

    download the gimp.

    http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
     
  40. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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