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11/24/2013 04:20:20 PM · #1
I'm guessing the answer is probably a "No", but is hand painting/layering colors over a black and white image allowed in advanced editing, or only in Expert?
11/24/2013 04:45:29 PM · #2
If you're talking about, say, selecting the sky and coloring it blue, that's basically OK. Look at it this way: partial desaturation is perfectly OK, and what you've described is the desaturation of all but a specific area. You do have to be careful that the demarcations between color/no color or color/different color are natural: you can have red lips on a B/W face but you can't make the lips bigger by painting red in a "lip shape", see? That's creating something that wasn't there. You can't just add a rainbow to a sky where no rainbow was, for the same reason.

In general, I'd feel pretty good about changing the colors of things-that-are in whatever way I chose, but I'd be REALLY careful not to do it with an opaque brush that obliterated everything underneath.
11/24/2013 11:07:52 PM · #3
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

If you're talking about, say, selecting the sky and coloring it blue, that's basically OK. Look at it this way: partial desaturation is perfectly OK, and what you've described is the desaturation of all but a specific area. You do have to be careful that the demarcations between color/no color or color/different color are natural: you can have red lips on a B/W face but you can't make the lips bigger by painting red in a "lip shape", see? That's creating something that wasn't there. You can't just add a rainbow to a sky where no rainbow was, for the same reason.

In general, I'd feel pretty good about changing the colors of things-that-are in whatever way I chose, but I'd be REALLY careful not to do it with an opaque brush that obliterated everything underneath.


You can make lips bigger (but not too big) using liquidify so I don't see see why using a different tool would be any different. I think the key issue is are you creating new shapes where none had existed? Of course this is all based on pre-2012 knowledge back when you could make some shape adjustments so perhaps things have changed since then.

Message edited by author 2013-11-25 00:21:14.
11/25/2013 01:21:30 AM · #4
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

If you're talking about, say, selecting the sky and coloring it blue, that's basically OK. Look at it this way: partial desaturation is perfectly OK, and what you've described is the desaturation of all but a specific area. You do have to be careful that the demarcations between color/no color or color/different color are natural: you can have red lips on a B/W face but you can't make the lips bigger by painting red in a "lip shape", see? That's creating something that wasn't there. You can't just add a rainbow to a sky where no rainbow was, for the same reason.

In general, I'd feel pretty good about changing the colors of things-that-are in whatever way I chose, but I'd be REALLY careful not to do it with an opaque brush that obliterated everything underneath.


You can make lips bigger (but not too big) using liquidify so I don't see see why using a different tool would be any different. I think the key issue is are you creating new shapes where none had existed? Of course this is all based on pre-2012 knowledge back when you could make some shape adjustments so perhaps things have changed since then.

We have solid precedent that we need to color within the lines. Yes, it IS alright to plump the lips a little with liquify, but do it before you color and color within the new lines. That seems to be the current state of things.
11/25/2013 08:05:22 AM · #5
Can you show us an example (before and after?)
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