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Life is but a dream.: I just realized I had deleted the paint out in layers technique. Here it is...

1. upload photo to Photoshop
2. click J to duplicate
3. go up to layers
4. click layer fill and make sure your b/w is in the colour you want...black is what I usually use but you can use white.
5. click Ok on colour and the whole image will turn black
6. DO NOT PANIC
7. go to the opacity lever in the layers palette and pull it across until some of the image begins to show. I usually pull it down to about 65%
8. Go to brushes and pick up a brush...I use soft for hair and very hard for details
9. Make sure your opacity for the brush is 100% (you can change this later if you want to paint out the background at 50% or less)
10. If it's not working make sure you have the right foreground to paint out...click on the bw box and try again...ahhh there....now it's working.
11...if you goof don't panic because all you have to do is click on the X and you can blacken the part that you painted out by accident.

If you have any problems write me. Don't forget to flatten the layers when you are done. Voila!

PS This is also a good and easy way to vignette.
January 12 at 4:26AM
    foureyes: you can do a very quick vignette by after the layer fill, creating a reveal all (white) mask, click on the mask, and then do a radial fill -- invert if you drew the gradient the wrong way. And you can play with levels or curves on the mask to fine tune the vignette.

    You can then
    March 14 at 8:51PM
    Life is but a dream.: I didn't know that! WOW thank you ...I always feel like I'm bumbling through PS.....
    March 14 at 8:59PM
    foureyes: painting on the mask, of course, gives you complete control, but the gradient fill gives you smooth transitions if you want a soft rather than a hard vignette. You can also create custom gradients -- that's what I did for the background in my Chocolate Carryout.
    March 14 at 10:07PM
    Life is but a dream.: Foureyes, I'm not sure I know how to paint on the mask...I make a new layer mask and work from there?
    March 15 at 3:22AM
    foureyes: I can explain, but first: 1) which version of PS are you using (I am on CS5)? 2) do you understand the relationship of selections, alpha channels and masks and how to go from one to the other or do I need to explain that?
    March 15 at 8:49AM
    foureyes: On point 2, the quickie explanation is -- an alpha channel is a saved selection, and a mask is an alpha channel that has been linked to a layer. Explaining how to go from one to another is more complicated.
    March 15 at 8:52AM
    pattigirl: Thanks for putting the recipe back up. I want to definitely try that with some of my portrait work! Hope you are well, dear Olga. Appreciate your comment on my page today!
    June 15 at 3:40AM
    Dick Lee Shia: Congrats for winning in the Flowers Photo A, Little but Big, Cars, Circles & Spirals Photo Contests!
    March 14 at 10:06PM

 
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