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Photoshop CS4-Color Range Command

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Color Range Command


Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, for another lesson on creating selections in Adobe Photoshop CS4. And today we are going to talk about the Color Range command. Before we get started, I’d like to encourage you to download PORSCHE.PSD from our website so you can follow along as we work. And after you get that done, I want you to go to the Select Menu, and select the Color Range command. It’s going to bring up the Color Range dialog box right here.

Now I want you to just go ahead and match my settings here, and follow me along as I work. Okay? Your fuzziness value, set that around 50, is good. I want, of these two radio buttons here, I want you to choose selection as opposed to image. Okay? Having selection selected is going to allow you to preview the selection right here. And for the document window, which is Selection Preview right here, I want you to select None. Alternatively, you could select Black Matte or any of these other three, but I am going to select None and that’s going to allow us to see the colors more clearly in the document window itself.

And what I am going to be doing is selecting as many of the yellow pixels of this Porsche as I can, and then we are going to change the color of this car to red. Okay? And finally, I’d like you to come up here and choose the PLUS eyedropper

[CORRECTION: Your first click should be with the regular Eyedropper tool. ]

And what that’s going to allow us to do is click in here several times, taking many different color samples to the selection. Okay? You could also do that by using the regular Eyedropper tool and holding down the SHIFT key, as you click around here, but just go ahead and get the PLUS Eyedropper tool, and let’s go to work. Okay, you can see we have got a little bit of a selection going on right here. Let’s just add to that selection by clicking inside the document window. There you go, you see we’ve added to the selection; let’s add a little more.

Click over here, we’ll add that. We’re going to click right here, and you can click either in the document window or in the selection preview—let me show you: if I click right here, it’s going to sense that color and add that to the selection--watch. There you go.

And that’s looking pretty good. Let me show you what the fuzziness value does, folks. What it really does is, well, let me explain first… We’re selecting a color value, similar to that of the magic wand when we are using this tool. What the fuzziness value does , is it’s similar to the tolerance value. The difference is, in the Color Range command, we’re selecting partial pixels, okay, whereas in the Magic Wand tool, when we’re using the Magic Wand tool, we are selecting fully opaque pixels: all, or nothing at all. Okay? The fuzziness value here allows us to select more colors but with an opacity tolerance if you will. Okay? Anyway, I don’t use it very much, I just go around and click more of the colors, adding those to the sample. Anyway, this looks pretty good. I am going to say OK right here and that’s going to show us the selection inside the document window now. Alright. So now to change the color of this vehicle, what I want you to do, is add an adjustment layer. And as you recall from a previous lesson, if you add an adjustment layer, when you have a selection going, that’s going to create a layer mask. Alright. Double-click here in the adjustments and then click Hue/Saturation.

And what happened is wejust created a layer mask in this image, and we are going to show you that in a minute. But right now, let’s go ahead and choose the Colorize feature. You can see we are already changing the color now. And then I want to make this a red Porsche. I am going to move this all the way to the right. And I am going to move the Saturation to about…

Right there. That’s a good Porsche Red. Okay, and there we go. Now you’ll see that not everything is as it should be in here, but that’s okay, because we’ve got a layer mask going, and we can adjust this selection. We can add to the layer mask, we can take away from the layer mask, and we can fine-tune this selection and the results will be just fine. Let’s go back to the Layers palette. And you can now see that layer mask right here. And in the next lesson, we are going to work on that layer mask and complete this colorization. Order Vinyl Banners Online



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