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08/22/2002 04:11:38 PM · #1
I know I could wait until Monday and ask the photographers myself... but there are a couple pencil shots this week that have me a little baffled as to how they did it without breaking the rules.

At least two shots that I can remember feature what appears to be a black & white photo with a colored pencil. There are notes saying that the administrators have viewed the images and have determined that no rules were broken in the process... which means I am spending some serious time figuring out how the heck they did it!

Someone save me from my impending insanity! :)
08/22/2002 04:28:54 PM · #2
Well, not that I know what methods were actually used, but...

You could achive this effect quite easily by using a solid blue pencil in your photo (assuming you don't have anything else blue in your picture).

You then desaturate all colors except for blue using the Hue/Saturation tool. You now have a black & white image except for the blue pencil. You now use Hue/Saturate again on just the blue color, and change the hue to something orangy or yellowish. Voila!

I'd be interested to know the techniques that were actually used this week. There were a few other photos that had me wondering "how'd they do that?"...
08/22/2002 04:30:32 PM · #3
I pondered that to no end. However, last night, I had just gotten a little trial photo editing program, since up until now I never had one and I was playing around with a photo that I had taken. I moved the saturation down quite a bit and wanted to see what it looked like. (thinking is was going to be a redish black and white). However, when I looked at it, it was 99% black and white and one of the red subjects in my photo was still red. I think it's cause you took most of the color out, but moved the hues(?) to the color of what ever you want to stand out, and it still stands out. I then played around with it and made the red thing green and blue and purple...it was really really freaky. LOL So that's how I THINK it was done. That's how I got a similar effect anyway.
~Heather~
08/22/2002 04:36:22 PM · #4
Someone help me understand the rules (I'm new). It's allowed to change hue
and saturation to any extent, but noise reduction which doesn't do
anything to the picture is not allowed. Is that set of rules weird or
what?
08/22/2002 04:48:38 PM · #5
That all makes sense... I just couldn't get it out of my head that the changes "weren't applied to the whole image," but tinkering with the hue/saturation would indeed apply to the whole image while emphasizing/de-emphasizing only parts of it. Now I have to go experiment...
08/22/2002 04:48:59 PM · #6
I don't understand any of it. LOL. I don't have a photo editing program. well, last night i got a trial version of some silly thing, but I don't like it. anyway, they way I see it. If I think "I wonder if this would be DQ'd" then I probably wouldn't do it. I would be curious though to know if hue and saturation are legal. Oh, and to me, noise is my neighbor mowing his yard right now.LOL I don't have any clue what noise is.
08/22/2002 06:23:25 PM · #7
I just discovered the wonderful world of photoshop, and i am completely hooked!!! I don't know how i went without it for so long, it turns my blah pictures into peices of art. I have total control over how i want my pictures to look and I recommend it highly. I could tell you how to get it for free, but its a secet.

* This message has been edited by the author on 8/22/2002 6:27:14 PM.
08/22/2002 11:34:33 PM · #8
Originally posted by shutterfly:
I just discovered the wonderful world of photoshop, and i am completely hooked!!! I don't know how i went without it for so long, it turns my blah pictures into peices of art. I have total control over how i want my pictures to look and I recommend it highly. I could tell you how to get it for free, but its a secet

TELL ME NOW!!!! please? E-mail me at nswenson0@yahoo.com

I've played with it before, and I know how powerful Photoshop is, but anyway...I DON'T HAVE IT AND I WANT IT.
08/22/2002 11:42:30 PM · #9
Originally posted by Nswenson0:
Originally posted by shutterfly:
[i]I just discovered the wonderful world of photoshop, and i am completely hooked!!! I don't know how i went without it for so long, it turns my blah pictures into peices of art. I have total control over how i want my pictures to look and I recommend it highly...


TELL ME NOW!!!! please? E-mail me at nswenson0@yahoo.com

I've played with it before, and I know how powerful Photoshop is, but anyway...I DON'T HAVE IT AND I WANT IT.[/i]

I was at CompUSA today and for $100 you can get a Wacom Graphire 4x6 tablet (USB Mac/Win) with pressure-sensitive pen/eraser AND an optical mouse AND Photoshop LE (enough for DPC) AND Painter (highly rated brush and filter tools). It's an especially good deal because the tablets are perhaps the ergonomically safest input device, and I think you get a (relatively) cheap upgrade to the full verson of Photoshop when you're ready.
08/22/2002 11:50:26 PM · #10
But...is it free? "$100" doesn't sound quite as good as "free" does. LOL!
08/22/2002 11:51:48 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:
It's an especially good deal because...

And it comes with a free, clear conscience :)
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