Sunday, December 27, 2009

Secret Sunday - Photoshop Tip

A reminder about Secret Sunday at the Altered Page:"Join the The Altered Page every Sunday for "Secret Sunday." Here the secrets of all your favorite artists will be revealed. It could be a technique, a product, a secret source, a little-known website, a hidden shop, an inspiration, just about anything!"
Be sure to check out the other secret's at the Altered Page. They are varied and interesting. Mine is not so much a secret, but a cool Photoshop Tip:

If you want to turn an image into a sepia tone, or any monochromatic color here's a good way to do it while preserving the color of your original image. With your image open in PS select Layer, New Fill Layer, Solid Color. Select a color you like. You can change your choice later. Then, go to the layers menu and select the Solid Color Layer and choose Color from the blending mode menu. It provides a nice color overlay giving your piece any monochromatic color you wish. You can select the color in the layers menu and change it to any other color or transparency. This way you have preserved the color of the original image and given yourself many options for a color overlay.

Click photos to embiggen.


Studio Panorama said...

"Embiggen"... I LOVE that word! Thanks for the tip. Hope your Christmas was all you hoped it to be... and not too much more snowy. (snow is yucky stuff)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Theresa you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!
Your digital art is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the tip on Seth's The Pulse,
I'm signed up for a PS class so hopefully I can use your tip one day :) It's all a strange new land to me!
Sending you every good and special wish for the new year and always!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Theresa!!

I got the same process to work in the GIMP (free image program I use instead of PS) by following your instructions. Happy Dance! Thanks!

catworx said...

Wow, great tip, Theresa, thank you for sharing that!!!

I love your word "embiggen", it sounds very magical!

Lisa MB said...

Hey there!

I found you through Kelly Snelling's blog roll... have missed your stunning eye for composition. Good to see your work again, and say hi when you stop by my blog. :o)


theresa martin said...

Wish I could take credit for embiggen - I've seen it on Rice Freeman Zachery's blog - perhaps she invented it!

ArtPropelled said...

I havn't tried digital images yet and perhaps I shouldn't since there are so few hours in the day. I do love to look at yours however.

Seth said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful secret Theresa. So happy you are part of The Pulse.

Laura Haviland said...

Theresa love your blog and art work.Your amazing,I will be back.
I will enjoy following you, on your blog.
Wonderful everything !!!!!!

Tristan Robin said...

I love the word embiggen - and plan to totally incorporate it into my vocabulary.

I don't know why I never followed your blog ... the old man brain hiccups, I guess.