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Old 04-29-2004, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a picture that I need to edit. I have two people in the picture. I have outlined the people and cut them out and placed them on one layer, and the other layer has the background with the cutout area of the two people.

What I need to do is turn the background to B&W, and lighten it so that it is almost not there.. about 40% visible (approx.) then I want to place the image of the two people back on the background without loosing the color or the contrast of the image.

Can anyone help me or tell me what to do? I tried to "remove color" from the layer with only the background, but it also removed the color from the other layer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Adobe PS7 or Adobe Elements help wanted....
Old 04-29-2004, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Select all on the layer with the people, save the selection, copy, convert to grayscale, convert back to color, load the selection, paste
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Re: Adobe PS7 or Adobe Elements help wanted....
Old 04-29-2004, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, I tried to select all but it says selection is empty.. I have in on the clipboard and can paste it.. but cant select.

Hopefully I can do something else..

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Re: Adobe PS7 or Adobe Elements help wanted....
Old 04-29-2004, 09:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You have to turn off the layer that you *don't* want to affect. In the Layers tool window, make sure that the layers aren't linked, and that the paintbrush indicating the active editing layer is in the row with the background layer. You can also lock the layer that you *do* want to affect in the Layers tool window.

I am not familiar with the "Remove Color" command. I'd use the Saturation slider under
Layers->Adjustments and gradually reduce saturation. Then I'd double-click on the layer in the Layers tool window and decrease the layer's opacity until it was where I wanted it. Unless you've added additional layers, this is going to look kinda strange, but I'm sure you know what you're trying to do.

If this doesn't work, I'll check on a PC at work tomorrow. All I have at home for Photoshop is Photoshop CS on my Mac. We have a PC running Photoshop 7 at work and I can get an exact workflow if you need it.

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thanks Mark, I will try that in a bit and see if that works for what I need.. I will let you know.. trying to get offline at the moment so I can get some dinner... lol... phone keeps ringing, and other things...

again, thanks and I will let you know if it helps me.

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