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    Colour change using Photoshop 6

    If i've got a CMYK or an RGB image that's basically basically in shades of grey with a few mild colour tones here and there, how do I change the white to pink so it becomes an image in shades from grey to pink instead of grey to white?

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    You can try hue/saturation & Colorize
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    met...
    you coullld just a try® putting just a transparent® errr say 20% transparent pink layer over it???

    just a nother® suggestion...

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    I'd add a colorized Hue/Saturation layer. That would give you the most control and flexibility.
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    I'd use the 'Image', 'Adjust', 'Selective color....', Color 'White' adjustments or... the 'Image', 'Adjust', 'Replace color....' options

    (don't forget to select the intendend layer)

    Edit: In this image example



    I've used 'Image', 'Adjust', 'Selective color....', Color 'White' options and set the Cyan and Red options to 100%...

    Hope this is what you mean?
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    Bingo Membie. Cheers mate.

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    Along with playing with Hues, you can play around with the color balance (Ctrl + B). You can get some nice results with that sometimes.

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    Actually, the best way is to use multiple adjustment layers (with the effects mentioned already, for the most part) but then to also use colormap grouping layers. In a basic way, this is the same process used to color line art, but you want to keep the shading intact from the original image, which is where the adjustment/group layers come in, with the selective colors. Additionally, selective color and white adjustments (and levels/cotrast) are not that useful when trying to manipulate a B&W image until after color corrections have been applied.(this method lets you selectively choose where colors are placed and how they effect the underlayer...which is why Membie's images get too much color where they don't need it, most likely full adjustment layers were used over the entire image, rather than selectively used).
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    Originally posted by Feyd
    colormap grouping layers
    Eh? Come again?

    I know how to make a gradient map layer or a selective color layer, and I know how to group layers, but I'm afraid you've lost me with this terminology.
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    It isn't technically a map as PS would define it, but think of a layer (grouped above the layer you want the color to effect) that has selective colors over selective areas. It would look like a camouflage pattern until it was layer-applied to the layer beneath it, then the colors would take over and affect the layer in a more controllable fashion.

    For example: look for the color mapping in these images...you can see how and where they start taking effect (hopefully, for this example).

    http://www.shadowstorm.net/art/view.php?id=1
    http://www.shadowstorm.net/art/view.php?id=4
    http://www.shadowstorm.net/art/view.php?id=2 (this one should be the most obvious)

    Most of the backgounds have been desat'd in order to give a flat ability to control the color of the background, which then in turn brings the 3D and background aspects further into focus. There is no color (save for a very few key areas) until that colormap group layer is applied. (technically, it doesn't even need to be grouped, depending on the image. One could simply place it above the desired layer and play with the blending modes...soft light or color most commonly).
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    Grouping is essentially just another type of masking. For Photoshop's special fill layers and adjustment layers, grouping is helpful so that you don't need to draw onto the mask for each one.

    However, if your layer that is the base of the group has no transparency, then grouping them is moot.

    Here's a screenshot of how layer-grouping works like a mask. I used a simple gradient-map for a gold look.



    I can just keep grouping on top of the 'Bowen' layer with other adjustments. Otherwise, you can just use regular layer masks.

    Oh, and those links dont work for me
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