The other option is to crop out the area you want to recolour, and paste it as a new image. Then just muck around with the hue and saturation you
want, then re-paste it back over the original image as a new layer.
The trick if you are going to just colour the area, is to turn the opacity of the brush right down, so it takes a few passes to start getting colour
in there, rather than one big swath of colour. It also allows you to slowly blend in other colours to add depth and shadow to the image.
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I haven't really used GIMP, but in CS5 and PSP9 they have a freehand crop tool. If you click on the tool options you should be able to get all kinds
of shapes from a square to an ellipse. PSP9 also has a smart crop feature where you do it like a dot-to-dot, and the crop lines follow the image. I
just use that or the pen tool on CS5 and manually slice out the bits I want to recolour, adjust and re-layer them back into the original pic. It does
take practice, but if you've got a steady enough hand it becomes easy after a while.
My method is typically changing the hue. But when the eyes are too dark......i have another trick:
Since i use PS (CS3, typically....CS5 occasionally) I select the area using the selection tool (you click, it selects an area out to the percieved
border of that area). I will fine tune by adding a click here, subtracting a click there....get it as close as possible (doesn't have to be
Copy the selected area and then paste it into a new layer. Do both eyes at once. Then use "Blending Options" to do a color overlay. Select the
color you want, set the blend mode on color overlay to "color". It will have all the brightness and glare effects of the eye, but with the color of
the layer overlay.
Funny, I was just wondering where you have been lately Otto...
*Cue Twilight Zone music....*
This post was the reference to the Leyland Brothers thing. It was
originally a metaphor for "travelling all over the countryside," as I've just done another 2500km trip (with family in tow) to see friends,
relatives and clear up some legal BS that started many months ago. In short, it's cold here. It sucks.
Zarni was playing with the idea of some gorilla themed Leyland Bros merchandise
(See This Post) in reference to the outstanding work done for BFFT
here (Just follow the posts to their conclusion), and for Zarni's
outstanding work on Druid's avatar, which began
here and goes for about 4 pages on. You know how quickly things get out
of hand around here....
Basically, we haven't changed much, it'll be good to have one of the originals back in the fold.
I have been having some strange times this year and only recently felt the urge to return to ATS.
I don't really have any other excuse. *shrug*
Thanks for the synopsis - after browsing through the links you shared, I now have a full understanding of Leyland Bros and laughed quite a bit at the
gorilla images you guys came up with. Pure brilliance at work.
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