posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 10:27 PM
Here is the image:
Technical stuff for others:
To add color/change color is easy. The important part is that you have a layer on top with the color you want. If you want it to be blue, then put
blue in a layer on top. Then double click the layer, and on the blending options for the layer, select "Color" or "Hue". Test it and you will
figure out how it works. Example: blue is blue and red is red. It will only register a couple of hues in the blend mode.
There are two ways I typically use to create this prerequisite of "a layer with color" over the image.
- Click on "Layers" then "New Layer". this will create a blank layer that you can use your brush in. This works great on fine detail
recoloring. That is how I did the majority of the above (the water and shirt). Just set the layer to blend, then I use a round brush to paint the
colors by hand. I then went back over with a slightly green cloud brush to give is that sparkly depth, and then another pass with the white cloud
brush to blend in some frothyness. It came out rather bright and deep looking, surprisingly (I thought I would have to do all the work...but the
effects were already in the monochrome original).
- use the Magic Wand selection tool to select the area you want to be a certain color. Once you have the edges selected and refined (tip: use the
settings in "Select" then "Refine Edge" to make the edges more smooth and even). Then on the keyboard press CTRL-C to copy the layer. Use CTRL-V
to paste it into a new layer. You can then go into blending options, and in "Color" select the color you want. Make sure you set the color
blending to "Color" or "Hue" so that it draws the shading from the source and makes it look nicer.
From there I flattened the image, then did some lighting effects (under "Filter" then "Render"), adjusted the exposure/gamma, adjusted the
brightness, then under "Shadow/Highlight" i adjusted the midtone contrast.
Finally, i duplicated the layer On the top layer I went to Filter, Blue, then Gaussian Blur. Set it to about 15, then hit ok. On the blurred layer
I double clicked it, set blending options to "Lighter Color", the saved it as a .png file.