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Two friends
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:59:37 PM »
Hi gang... working on this one.. still a ways to go.. I'm pondering how to approach the border and the writing..I remember somewhere Candy telling me to use an overlay layer for writing but I can't remember what I did.. any clues?

 
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Re: Two friends
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 07:36:38 PM »
Another good one. This is just real quick and I'm sure Candy will have a tip we'll all appreciate for the text. Hint hint Candy!  ;)  Selected the text and used a Feather of 1 to soften the edge. Copied that to it's own layer. Duplicated that layer and set it to Multiply and then reduced the Opacity. Added a Color Balance Layer to get the blue as close to original as I could. Good luck Lynn. Look forward to your final.



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Re: Two friends
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 07:43:59 AM »
When you color correct in levels and then with  Selective Color adjustment layer darken and saturate the text some?


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Re: Two friends
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 09:41:19 AM »
Thanks Lyn and Hannie.. I think I'll start over on this one.. should be pretty easy right????

Should I leave the border crooked do you think? it would be more original, or give it a new straight border... what say you gurus?

Shadow I've gone into a blank state.. how did you select the letters?? did I forget everything I once knew??? :crazy:

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Re: Two friends
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 12:15:37 PM »
Ha. I thought the same thing when I was trying to get the text selected. For this one, I added a Curves layer and using the Hand Selection tool (top left of Curves palette) I clicked on the text and made it as dark as I could. Trying increase contrast to make the selection easier. You can do that any way that works for you. Merged those two layers onto a new layer and then used the Wand tool to select the text. Feather 1 and then erased everything but the text. Click on Background Layer with Selection still active and copy the original text to a new layer and discard the Curves and Merged Layers. Think there is probably a much easier way to do this and eager to see the suggestions.
Liked Hannie's suggestion with the Selective Color for improving the color of the text. Hope that helps.

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Re: Two friends
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 12:29:37 PM »
Yes it did.. thanks a bunch my friend.. :up:
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Re: Two friends
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 02:13:33 PM »
So here is my latest.. comments welcome..
     

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Re: Two friends
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 03:41:18 AM »
Wow, great job Lynn!
Perhaps the text color can be a little more blue?


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Re: Two friends
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 09:27:05 AM »
Thanks Hannie.. is this better.. having trouble making the blue more blue for some reason...

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Re: Two friends
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 11:30:15 AM »
Lovely.  :up:

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Re: Two friends
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 02:02:54 PM »
Thanks Lyn.
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