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Title: Running Santa
Post by: Charlene5 on October 08, 2007, 02:15:53 PM
I just figured out something that was so quick and easy (and obvious as well) that I decided to share it.  If this trick is already known to everyone I shall slink away quietly but I am sure there is at least one person who never thought of it either.  I've been working on this picture for what feels like a year.  It had everything up to and including a million of those wretched white dots.  Everything that was supposed to be white was pinkish or blueish or both.  I was contemplating this mournful fact when I decided to mask out everything that wasn't white and desaturate the white bits.  Instant gratification!  It took me about 15 minutes to do the mask instead of who knows how long cleaning it up with healing or airbrushing.  If masks frighten you it could easily be done with selections.  All the color cast was gone and the darker bits turned gray.  Here is the before and after:

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff264/Charlene5_photos/RunningSanta.jpg)
Title: Re: Running Santa
Post by: Hannie on October 08, 2007, 02:45:42 PM
That is a great tip MJ! 
There are too many different ways to do things in Photoshop, so it is always really helpful to post methods that will save time and give great results.
Thanks!
I like what you have done with the little girls face so far.

Hannie
Title: Re: Running Santa
Post by: cmpentecost on October 08, 2007, 03:19:04 PM
Great tip MJ!  Thanks for sharing this. 

Christine
Title: Re: Running Santa
Post by: Ausimax on October 08, 2007, 10:44:46 PM
Nice One, MJ! Thanks for the heads-up.

Max