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Thread: Adjusting Colours

  1. #1
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    Adjusting Colours

    Someone has probably put this in already somewhere, but I have a nifty little trick to pass on. If you have lovely brushstrokes you don't want to disturb, but want to shade or totally change the colour, just select the area with your Freehand Selection Tool, go to Edit/ Adjust Colours and change accordingly and deselect. See: Graphic for feathering effects. 20% for big and soft, and 2% more precise, but no crunchy pixel edges. You can scribble up your lines to the shape you want. Simple, I love it!

    But if you want to grunge it up a bit more, select, then Copy and Paste the desired area onto a new layer, adjust colours, and erase to where you want your lines to go. This can be done in many layers, and to great effect. You can shade areas of tree trunks, for example, or clouds, or just subtle colour changes. You can also hit the Blender, merge the layer down and blend your new colour into the old one.

    It's great fun, and a timesaver. :0)

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    Wow! Thanks.

  3. #3
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    Useful and Interesting. Should try.

  4. #4
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    This was painted with one original colour, the sky blue. All the rest are changed using that process and blended.

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