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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2007 09:36:41 PM »

this is an awesome program to work with. I just wish I could afford it. Is it in the full version of Adobe photoshop, or is this version more economical. It seems so hard to do, but you guys make it look so simple. I wish I could try it!
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2007 10:47:17 PM »

I did my photo with the version of Photoshop Elements that came free with my scanner!
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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2007 07:09:47 AM »

i did the duplicate thing with "microsoft picture it"  on the pic that i posted earlier in the thread...
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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2007 10:06:31 AM »

I use Photoshop Elements which is around $100.


Here is a fun one from Disney World....I LOVE the Cat in the Hat.
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2007 09:23:13 AM »

Great picture! I finally figured out how to do the spot colorized photos. I was working on them last night. Thanks again to everyone who helped me!  Grin
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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2007 11:11:35 PM »

All of these pictures are magnificent!

After reading this thread, I was determined to figure it out... even though I didn't have photoshop 5.0 (all I had was the standard 3.0 that came with my computer). So I got adobe's free trial, and waited 4 hours for it to download (my internet has been so s..l..o..w these days!). Then... it stopped. Grrr! So I downloaded it again, and waited another four hours. An hour ago, I finally was able to open it and try my hand- it's so fun! I've gotten two "test pictures" done so far, and can't wait to buy the actual photoshop and use this technique on my upcoming wedding pictures!



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I used the picture that I had from the entrelac scarf I made a little while ago, because of the different pinks. What do you guys think?
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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2007 04:18:52 AM »

i did the duplicate thing with "microsoft picture it"  on the pic that i posted earlier in the thread...

Hi aimee_ant123
  I also have the "microsoft picture it" program and for the life of me I can figure out how to do this. Could you explain it too me in as plain as english as you can. I'm about the most computer illiterate person there is. I have been trying to figure out the program myself and all I have been able to do is give myself a headache. So if you could help me I would really appreciate it. I have a few picture's of my daughter that I would like to try this on.
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« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2007 09:25:58 AM »

okay mrs_shartz, i went through and did another one and made you sort of a tutorial hopefully you will be able to follow it.

okay basically with this software you are creating a composite, which is: two pictures (one overlapping the other)  one will be in color and the other will be black and white.  you can choose which is which, whether it be your subject in color and the background black and white or vice versa.

so you will start out with your picture looking like this:


first thing after you open the pic in microsoft picture it, click on the image once to make sure it is highlited

in the toolbar on the left click on- "crop or trim"

then click "trim cutout/cut a hole"

then click the option that says "trace it on my own"

here you will pick the subject on the photo (not the background) that you want to be colored or b&w  for this pic i chose the subject (my friend sam) to be in color.  trace out the image by clicking the edges with your mouse.  it really helps to zoom in to see the edges better. 

after you get the image closed in, click next at the bottom left corner

now check the box that says "select opposite area"  make sure you do this or it will cut out the subject and leave you with the background and a big hole...

you can also choose to smooth over the edges at this point in the toolbar on the left

now click "done"

and your pic should look like this:


now go to the toolbar on the left and click "add something"

then click "picture, cutout, or clip" 

then click "my computer" and open up the same picture again.  this is where you will make the second picture black and white.

if your second picture opens up on top of your composite, you can maneuver them around by dragging the small icons of the pics on the right side of the screen.

position the composite pic on top of the black and white background pic and it should look like this:


you could even put a completely different background in the pic like this:  (just by opening up a different picture instead of the same one the second time)


i hope this helped you out a little, i tried to explain the best i could, but if you have any problems feel free to ask...  these pictures look kind of crappy, but they would look better if i took more time to trace the edges better, i just did it for this tutorial...

using microsoft picture it to do this can be a little time consuming, but its worth it if you can make pretty pics
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« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2007 10:49:07 AM »

cool. those look really good!
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mrs_shartz
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2007 02:53:15 AM »

Thank you aimee_ant123 for taking the time to write a detailed explaination. I will work on this once I get my daughter off to school. I don't need any added distraction's.
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