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Color certain part of the photo

Want to make your photo fancier? Here is a little useful trick

This is the original image:

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If we want to color only the flower and make the rest black and white, it will look like this:

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Open the image and select ‘Pen Tool’ from the tool barImage, the select ‘Path’ from the function window at the topImage, and draw along the figure of flower like this

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press ‘CTRL+ENTER’ to select the area you just drew, and then press ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ to select the counterpart

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Duplicate the background layer to get background layer copy, then select ‘<Image –> Adjustments –> Hue/Saturation>, a window will pop up and enter the data like following

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Now your image will look like this:

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You are done for now, but if you want to further change the color of the flower, do the following:

press ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ to counter-select the flower part, and get the window for ‘Hue/Saturation’ again( A fast way to do this is to press ‘CTRL+U’)

If I want the flower in bright color, I will enter the data as following

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Notice the color of flower changed? Press ‘CTRL+D’ to cancel selection, and you are done!

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Making mirrored image

We also see fancy cosmetics commercials like this:

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Using photoshop makes the product looks more presentable, and you may find the trick is very useful in photo-processing. Wonder it is done? Here is the simple tutorial:

First, we need to set up the background, click ‘File –> New’, in the window popped up, entry the data

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Note the entry could be different depends on what size and background color you want, for the example above, we get a image like this:

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Open the target image, select ‘Magic Wand Tool’Image, click at the background , press ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ to select the counterpart

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Drag the selected image to the background image

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Use the same method to get the bottle image

 

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Now we want to make the mirrored images, selected ‘Layer 1’ and ‘Layer 2’ and duplicate them, and we get ‘Layer 1 copy’ and ‘Layer 2 copy’

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Select these 2 copies of layers and press ‘CTRL + T’ to transform them,  right click on the image and select ‘Flip Vertical’, we get the image like this

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Adjust the opacity of this two copies of layer to 40%

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and we get the result image, YEAH~

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