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January 30 2007 @ 02:30 pm
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Does anyone know how to change just the eyes of a picture? I want the pic to be black and white but I want the eyes to be blue.

Update: I work on Adobe PhotoShop 9
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Ceciliecila81 on January 30th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
What program do you use?
Jill aka Jo: Highlander- Dohsireesanwar on January 30th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
I always forget to put that... Adobe PhotoShop 9
Ceciliecila81 on January 30th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help you, but I use Paintshop Pro 9, I know nothing about PS :(
Jill aka Jo: Supernatural- Dean in Painsireesanwar on January 30th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
dang! thanks anyway
Ceciliecila81 on January 30th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
If you don't get anyone to help you, I can ask some of my friends, they use PS :)
d: Dresden & raven (uf)nebakanezer on January 31st, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
So I've only pretty much taught myself PhotoShop and I'm sure I dont know how to do things the 'right' way (my graphic designer friend is always having to bail me out of what I get myself into via long distance phone calls). But I'll tell you how I would do it. Also I'm using PS CS2 so I'm not sure it will exactly match up.

You know how to make a picture black & white?
(image, adjustments, desaturate) (that is the easy part)

Then I would enlarge the picture to 300% so I could see what I'm doing. I'd use the polygonal lasso tool and outline the eye. I'd choose the color I want with the color picker and use the eyedropper to choose it and then use the paint bucket to fill in the part I lassoed. The problem with this is there will be no gradation. The color will be flat. That would be okay for a tiny icon I guess. But there are a lot of color things under image and then adjustments and you could play around with those. Also you could use the smudge tool or the paintbrush with a diffused end to kind of add a bit of a lighter or darker color. AND I actually just figured it out!!!! BUT I'm afraid you might not have this option w/ PS 9, but maybe (I went from PS 3 to CS2 so who knows what kind of fun stuff 9 had that 3 didn't) but in the tool bar in the box with pencil/paint brush there is a third option and it is 'color replacement tool' and after going to the color picker I then just used that tool to add color to the eye and it kept the original gradations that were there in black and white.

Hope you can understand my rambling :) I'm not sure how much you know so I dont want to over explain stuff you already know, but just let me know if you do or dont understand and I'll do my best to explain it better.

Good luck :)
Jill aka Jo: LFN- huh?sireesanwar on January 31st, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Ummm... okay. I'll try this. Thank you very much. Hmmmm... I'll let you know how it goes.