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Special effects with color

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Red flowers on B/W, absolutrely. Changing skin colour, not directly. On1 does have colour replacement, but it's only one colour at a time where skin is going to have multiple shades.You could add a colour filter or LUT and mask it to just the subject for a similar effect. Maybe some of the other users here will have better ideas.

    I assume you have Photo raw, if you need help trying any of these, post it here.

    Edited: Actually I just tried colour replacement and it turned out better than I thought it would.

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  • Michael Pascar

    Thanks Rick. Not exactly "replacing color" more "changing color"' If I can make red flowers on B/W picture, why I cannot make my skin different color? The idea is to pick a color or range of colors with picker and change HUE value or something similar. Will be glad to have more step-by -step help or link to a video tutorial if possible.

    Thanks again

    Mike

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    No, I mentioned the capabilities that I know of. Red flowers on B/W is a matter of adding a B/W filter and masking out the flower. Not the same as changing colours.You can change hue in a masked area to some extent but not select a range of colours that I know of.

    I don't know of any videos that cover this, On1 is for developing Photos, not artwork.

    Again, have you tried it at all?

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  • Michael Pascar

    I tried a little... Not much. But I saw video of Capture One which is also developing photos software and you can pick a color, extend it with the nearest colors on a color wheel and the range of those colors you can adjust for example with HUE slider.

    For example you pick a colors of hair on the model's face, extend a little to "select" from light to dark and you will see the mask of selected hair on model. Then you change it the way you want.

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Ok, well let's see. If you go to local adjustments and add a layer. Then click on the black square at the top to open the masking options. Turn on color range by clicking the circle and then select the eye dropper and use it to select your colour. You can use the Color range slider to tune it in. To see what you're doing click 'View' near the top to turn the mask on and off. If other areas are selected too you can take the Local adjustment brush to paint them out, but you can do that later. Next scroll down to the bottom of that same layer and turn on 'Paint with color'. Pick a colour and select replace from the drop down.

    That should get you in the ball park. Play with the sliders to get it looking how you like. Don't forget about the opacity slider at the very top to reduce the effect. Let me know how it goes.

    Edited: When you first open a new adjustment layer, by default the exposure is reduced. Set it to 0 before you start.

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  • Guy Dillon

    Hi Rick

    Has the workflow you suggest here changed with RAW19?  Not sure what layer I'm adding or how to pick the color range.

    Thanks

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    No, the instructions are current, but the word 'Layers' might be confusing. An Adjustment layer is different than adding photos as layers. In this case, when you click Add Adjustment, you're adding a new adjustment layer to the local adjustments tab. For consistency, that is how it's described in the User Guide.

    The instructions in the previous post match this screenshot. Here, the masking options are shown open already.

    The description of the local Adjustments tab starts on page 108 of the 2019.2 User Guide

    Color Range is on page 87

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  • Guy Dillon

    Thanks, Rick.  I had a blind spot when opening the Adjustment Layer.  The references to the manual are useful too.  Thanks again.

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