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  1. " I was trying to change the color of a shirt from black to white and was wondering how to do that " Invert the colors (Ctrl+I)
  2. "1) CTRL-Backspace and ALT-Backspace to fill a layer with either the foreground- or background-color." Probably the first thing i changed. You have to assign the shortcut keys: Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Photo / Edit: - Fill with Primary Colour - Fill with Secondary Colour If im not mistaken Alt+Backspace is already taken by Inpaint so you have to solve the conflict. "2) Make a selection with the Marquee tool, then CTRL-T to transform this selection." A. Photo works in a diferent way. A) Make a selection B) Enter in quick mask mode (press Q) C) Select move tool (press V) D) Transform selection "Also perspectively by holding CTRL." Sorry. That i dont know. Hope it helps. Have a nice day.
  3. "the brush should be changing yellow to beige. Instead I get a light green" I got nothing. I filled a layer with yellow then i set the foreground colour to beige (#F5F5DC) and nothing hapen. Then i changed the colour to a kind of green (#3BE12F) and then i saw a change. Tried with white and also worked. Some colours work others dont. Maybe there is a logical explanation.
  4. Selections and layer masks are different things. Lets forget selections for a moment. I will show you the process without making a single selection. This was the starting point. Just a empty layer painted with green. To hide the excess paint i add a layer mask. Nothing hapen to the image, right? Now fill the mask with black and see what hapens. (Select the mask and go to Edit > Fill > Custom colour > Choose black > Apply When i say "select the mask" i mean click on it with the mouse) The mask became black and by doing that our layer painted with green became hidden. To reveal the parts we are interested paint with white on your mask. If you make a mistake Undo (Ctrl+Z) or paint with black on the mask. See, no selections required.
  5. Hi Tahunga! See if this helps. First set the "Colour picker tool" to: Source: global Radius: 3x3 px Second, set the "Paint Brush tool" to: Width: 80 px Opacity: 15% Flow: 100% Hardness: 0% Add a "New layer" and change the blend mode from normal to darken. With the "Paint Brush tool" selected when you press the Alt key and click on any area it will sample a colour. Sample colour (dont sample over a glare/reflection) Paint over reflection and after you release the mouse button, start again by sampling a different colour. Take your time... You should end up with something like this: Now mask the excess paint and add some noise (Filter > Noise > Add noise 12%)
  6. Hi Grumpy Hec! "I'm converting myself from a PS user to AP." Me too. "In PS I would work on the mask using the paint brush set to black with the actual brush in overlay blend mode. That would then have the almost magical effect" I know. Great functionality! I have to say that, during this trial period, editing masks on A. Photo is by far my biggest complaint. If instead of a mask you have a pixel layer that limitation goes away. So, what I have been doing is converting the mask to a pixel layer. Do my editing/cleaning and then convert back to a mask. "Hey! that is a lot of steps just to clean a mask", you might say. Well, that is only half the problem. The other problem is that while your mask is rasterised you are not able to see, on the fly, the impact the changes make on the layer. In some situations it is like painting blindly. Great workflow, don't you think? (Irony) I wish i had a better solution. But, just like you, i am new to A. Photo.
  7. Hi RoyalCaster! A) With layer "Flammen" selected, go to channels panel, and "Create Greyscale Layer" from "Flammen Alpha" At this point you will have a new layer. B) Convert the new layer to a mask (Layer > Rasterise to mask) C) Snap the new mask to bottom layer (Black background) and move both to group named "Original" (By moving the black background to group the flames become more intense - don't ask me why) End result...
  8. Hi mrqasq! "in the end it will be 1 file = 1bottle+1nail color" Something like this I imagine... Never done something like this but i would create a template like the example. After that would be basically fill with colour + export.
  9. Your welcome. I agree, gradient maps can be very powerfull but not to friendly to use.
  10. "is there a way to get the brick wall mortar joints to a seperate whiter/grey colour?" Not easy to explain but yes, its possible. But first you need to have an idea of the lightness level of the gray joints. L ~ 70% seems a good value. Next add a gradient map from black to white. And add some colors Position 0% #000000 (Black) Position 34% #853D27 (some brick colour i found after a google search. The position of 34% found by trial & error) Position 70% #AEAFAB (70% comes from previous analysis) Position 100% #FFFFFF (White) And after some masking...
  11. This is so interesting. I had no idea that you could change the orientation of a tiff file by editing the metadata. And the orientation can vary in different ways: -Horizontal (normal) -Mirror horizontal -Rotate 180 -Mirror vertical -Mirror horizontal and rotate 270 CW -Rotate 90 CW -Mirror horizontal and rotate 90 CW -Rotate 270 CW PS: Im doing some experiments and just fliped a jpg by editing the metadata.
  12. Hi ErrkaPetti! "Shouldn’t it be “Document without Background”?" On my computer I have "Selection without background". (Probably that was what you wanted to say) I agree with you. I also think it should be "without background". On my computer both "Whole document" and "Selection with background" save the transparency. "Selection without background" fills the background with white.
  13. "Lisbon, when using your method, how would I then export just the black chain part? It seems to include the transparency background." You can use the crop tool to hide the extra transparency. And then eliminate the hiden transparency by going to Layer > Rasterize & Trim. At this point you should have a single layer with transparency. Save it by going to File > Export: PNG Area: Whole document
  14. Hi chriscaldwell! You can hide the white background using "Blend Ranges" (Gear in Layers panel)
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