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Background copy gray

I'm trying to add color but somehow this photo was saved as background copy gray . How do I change it so I can add color.

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Make a new layer. set ur desired foreground color and press ALT+BACKSPACE.
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Notice the two up/down arrows on the left side of the screen. When

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Set the Number of Copies: Use the arrow buttons to increase/

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the available box.

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How to change the color of my photo in photoshop?


> click selection tool ,enclose the region you want to modify its background colour,choose desire colour from fill colour tool,click the area to fill the colour.

>go to

Edit->Adjustments->Variation  

Edit->Adjustments->colour channel mix 

Edit->Adjustments->Brightness and contrast

> do your desirable modification and go

>File->save as-> *.jpeg 

and save your modified photo file in the location you want.

Enjoy,Bi....

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Digital pictures: want to add background with my G2 & Photoshop L


First you need to "cut" kiten out using the lasso tool, the quick selection tool, or the magic wand and delete the remainder of the picture by hitting the delete key, then you can put the picture of the kiten on any backgroud you choose.

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Cut image and transfer to transparent background using gimp


Hi Jody,

Gimp can be frustrating, but it's one of the most amazing and powerful free applications out there. You're right...what you're trying to do is very simple, but you need to know a few tricks to get it to work well.

First, you need to use .PNG as .JPG files don't support transparency. When you try to save a file in .JPG that has a transparency, or alpha, channel, you should be prompted to "export" the image by flattening all layers, which essentially replaces all the transparent areas with the current background color (usually white).

Second, there's a tool that's been added to the most recent versions of the Gimp that does exactly what you want to do. It's called the "Foreground Select Tool" and is really simple to use once you get the hang of it. This tool was added in Gimp 2.4, so you'll need at least that version or higher to use it. This tool uses a two-step process: first you draw a rough circle around the object you want to cut out (your daughter), then you "paint" over the foreground object so the tool can sample all the colors you're wanting to extract. This sounds strange until you do it...once you understand, it's really pretty simple. You can read the docs for this tool here. There's also a YouTube video that shows the basic process. Apparently no sound on that video, but at least you can see what to do.

Not sure what was happening when you tried to use the scissors. There are so many variables, it's hard to tell. You probably didn't need the extra step of adding a transparent layer...when you had your selection copied to the clipboard, you could have used "paste into" or "paste as new layer" or "paste as new image" to get what you want.

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How to cut curled hair


I prefer Arcsoft studio, it came free with my scanner.
It is much easier to use for selecting areas, including
an intensity/hue matching Magic selection tool.

The automatic selection tool creates an approximate selection
border (Exact is virtually impossible). Once you have it, you
can zoom-in and then add or subtract areas for a better fit.
You can also easily invert, expand, shrink or smooth the selection polygon to get near perfect results.

The entire process should take about 10 minutes per image,
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animation puppets from a book that way.

Once you have created a perfect selection fence/polygon,
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selection (inside/outside using the selection invert function),
and then use the fill/spill tool to fill the unselected area with
a repeatable solid (primary) color, that does NOT occur in
other parts of the image.

To do this correctly, set the FILL tool tolerances at max.,
since the fence controls what gets painted, not the underlying
color.

Save the new image under a different file name.

You can now use the solid background color as a
"color key" or a mask for special effects or image
mixing. You may need several masks, positive and
negative to get the job done (using boolean logic)

e,g. image or black = image, ... etc.


Martin

PS another good tool that is astronomically cheaper
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B/w to colour


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Need to change backgroud color of photo


This really depends on what the background looks like. In all of these cases, however, a good tip is to copy the background layer so that you have a duplicate layer to work upon. This way you can always mask off some of the top layer if you go too far, or mess up too badly, without losing all your work.

That being said, the first step is to select the background. You might try to start with the magic wand if the background is easy to tell from the foreground. Make sure to check/uncheck "Contiguous" if all of the background pieces are or are touching. Also adjust the sensivity of the majik wand (it goes from 0 to 255. 255 is going to select everything, so I'd start with a tolerance of maybe 50 and go from there.)

If the background tends to merge seamlessly, you can try to select the background with the Lasso tool. Just start draggine the lasso tool along the background that you will want to change. You can take it in small chunks as long as you hold down the "shift" key when you start your next selection.

Once you have the background of the photo selected, a good idea is often to make the selection just a little bit blurry so that when you change the color the borders won't be too abrubt which tends to look a bit jarring and unreal.

A good way to do this is "feathering" the selection by 5 or 10 pixels (depending on the size and resolution of your photo).

To do this SELECT>FEATHER and choose between 5 or 10 as your feather radius.

Then on to the final step, changing the color of the background.

I'd tend to use IMAGE>ADJUST>HUE/SATURATION.

Once you have the Hue/Saturation dialog box up, click on the "colorize" button and make sure the "preview" button is also checked.

I usually start by increasing the "saturation" slider, this allows more color into the selection, and enables you to see the effects of the top slider, "Hue"

Slide the "Hue" slider until you get the approximate color you want the background of the photo to be. You can then use the middle slider to add more or less of that hue, and the bottom slider to adjust the lightness and darkeness.

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Go to image menu under Mode check whether the Grayscale mode in checked. If it is checked than the u may not get color in the foreground and background color , so change that mode approxiate to u and the clor will reflect in your Foreground and background

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